Santa Paronomasia

Santa Paronomasia, the patron saint of punning, whose most recent appearance in these precincts was on the 22nd, in a posting about the Christmas shark movie — groan — Santa Jaws. Time for a round of Santa Claus puns.

(Some sexual joking.)

We’ve had the shark movie. Then there are the dog movies: The Search for Santa Paws (2010):


and Santa Paws 2 (2012)


Those are imperfect puns (Claus – Jaws, Claus – Paws). But there are at least two movies with perfect-pun titles: Santa Claws (2014), with kittens:


And The Santa Clause (1994), about legal contracts:


Outside of the movies, Santa Claws offers a range of possibilities, as in ths lobster-oriented t-shirt:

(#5) Shirt from the Chowdaheadz company

One more image, another imperfect pun, in A Santa Cause: It’s a Punk Rock Christmas album for charity (2003):


(The name has been used for other Christmas charity drives.)

Now to let the paronomasiac mind run free. Some possibilities:

Santa Caws, with crows

Santa Gnaws, with rats

Santa Maws, with wolves

Santa Straws, for drinking eggnog

Santa Laws, regulating department store Santa Clauses

and of course Santa Raw, bareback gay porn for the season

Then a more distant series exploiting the similarity of /ɔz/ and /ɔlz/:

Santa Crawls, with snails

Santa Brawls, barroom scenes

Santa Calls, a phone-sex service offering Xmas Daddies

Santa Palls, the misery of a post-Santa world

Santa Falls, his fatal slip on the ice

No doubt you can find other tributes to Santa Paronomasia.

One Response to “Santa Paronomasia”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    There’s also the sanity clause from the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera.

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