What is Santarchy? The website for these loosely-organized, cacaphonous events which take place around the world states, "Santarchy is not a movement, that's what you do in the bathroom (...) the events are not a protest against Christmas or commercialization. Really, it's just a bunch of santas getting together to have a good time."

While you're at it, check out this 1996 Santacon documentary that founding Santarchy/Santacon father Scott Beale produced! Link to video. (Music: Laura Lopez).

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Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email:
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6 Responses to Santarchy

  1. Jordan says:

    The text in the video says Santarchy is “designed to protest the commercialization of Christmas,” but the text above says the opposite. Which is it?

  2. Xeni Jardin says:

    @Jordan, indeed, that is a production goof. We’re sorry for the error, and are fixing that now! By the time you see this comment, we’ll be in the process of doing so.

  3. Anonymous says:

    ZOMG !!!

    thats my friend. Puree. this is so funny.

    i love you boing boing and puree tomatoes.

    this made my day.

  4. Reverend Joe Borfo says:

    No! Check your facts first. Santarchy is NOT a protest!


  5. Xeni Jardin says:

    Please, no angry santas. The erroneous opening slate in this video has long since been corrected, folks! This media does not state that Santarchy is a protest of any sort — was a short-lived production goof, and the entire team apologizes.

  6. reverend dak says:

    WOW. I’m impressed. Looks like Xeni had a good time. Camera guy, probably not so much.

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