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
    Scot Crane Editor
    Gary Williamson Production Designer

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