Santa Election 2012: Four Candidates Seek to Replace St. Nick

Maria Bamford, Andre Royo among the challengers


I vote YES! on Funny or Die's marvelously cast, pitch-perfect political ad parodies pegged to the unlikely premise of an election to replace Santa Claus. These spots work on lots of levels, and they're devastatingly great as a unit, skewering just how inane, vacuous and predictable election commercials have become. Seeking your support are four candidates, played by Christopher McDonald, David Koechner, Maria Bamford (Target's crazy Christmas lady) and Andre Royo (Bubbles from The Wire).

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