Little Crackers.

Little Crackers

Sky One comedy drama. 36 episodes (3 series), 2010 - 2012. Stars Chris O'Dowd, Catherine Tate, Julian Barratt, Stephen Fry, Kathy Burke, Bill Bailey, Julia Davis and others.

Little Crackers 2010, Episode 2 - Chris O'Dowd's Little Cracker

Not everyone has a soft spot for Santa in an autobiographical short written by and starring Chris O'Dowd.

Further details

Little Crackers. Santa (Chris O'Dowd).

Little Crackers. Image shows from L to R: Young Chris (Robert Donnelly), Santa (Chris O'Dowd).

Capturing Santa

1986. Santa Claus, whatever name he's known by, he's loved by children worldwide but not seven-year old Chris O'Dowd. He doesn't love Santa, he hates him. What's to love about a man who sneaks down your chimney?

Young Chris certainly shows the local supermarket's Santa exactly what he thinks of him...

1988. Now nine, Chris O'Dowd has had enough. How hard can it be to get a Subbuteo set? It's time to show Santa Claus who's boss. And so, young Chris embarks on a cunning plan to catch his life-long nemesis.


Produced by Sprout Pictures.

Broadcast details

Sunday 19th December 2010
Sky One
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris O'Dowd Santa
Guest cast
Robert Donnelly Young Chris
Sharon Horgan Mother
John O'Dowd Father
Jamie McIntyre Padriac
Clive Swift Real Father Christmas
Lucy Laverty Sister 1
Eva Laverty Sister 2
Chris O'Dowd Narrator
Writing team
Chris O'Dowd Writer
Nick Murphy Writer
Production team
Peter Cattaneo Director
Mike Elliott Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Stephen Fry Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Charles Elton Executive Producer

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