Who better to send Christmas wishes to my readers for me this year than Ingmar Bergman, an atheist whose films were the antithesis of holiday merriment? In other words, here are a bunch of images from Bergman films where people are wearing Santa hats. And in the one case where there’s nudity, I’ve found a way to cover her shame. Her beautiful, beautiful shame.
Through a Glass Darkly
The actual dialogue in this scene (which would’ve been hysterical with Santa hats on):
It’s absurd to bring children into this world… I was an unwanted child in a hellish marriage… This life sickens me. I will not be forced to take on a responsibility that will make me live for one day longer than I want to.
Sawdust and Tinsel
Props to the Bergmanorama website, which is where I found all of these incredible high-res stills from Bergman films. It’s an amazing resource and if you dig Bergman, you owe it to yourself to check it out, here.