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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. Anonymous says:

    ZOMG !!!

    thats my friend. Puree. this is so funny.

    i love you boing boing and puree tomatoes.

    this made my day.

  5. Reverend Joe Borfo says:

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


  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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