Santa... or Satan?

Do these statements refer to Santa, Satan, both, or neither?
As depicted in popular media, literature, and religious texts
Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: December 30, 2021
First submittedDecember 23, 2021
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1. Associated with the colour red
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Santa used to be depicted in many more colours. Coca-Cola helped solidify his red coat in popular culture
2. Has many names
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e.g. Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle - Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub etc.
3. Flies around with magical reindeer
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They bullied Rudolph until they realised he had value to them. Great lesson.
4. Descends into a place where fires burn
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Satan descends into hell, Santa descends into many fireplaces
5. Lives in Antarctica
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Santa lives in Lapland or the North Pole, Satan lives in hell
6. Played on film by Al Pacino
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
7. Played on film by Tim Allen
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The Santa Clause (1994) and sequels
8. Has been depicted as an enemy of Jesus
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Santa e.g. in South Park's Santa vs Jesus, Satan in general
9. Has many assistants
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Satan commands demons, Santa commands elves
10. Based on a real person
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Santa is based on Saint Nicholas of Myra, in modern day Turkey
11. Punishes sinners
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Santa gives no presents to naughty children, Satan torments sinners in hell
12. Used to be an angel
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Satan is depicted as a fallen angel, as are his demons
13. Known as Nick
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Saint Nick and Old Nick
14. Mentioned in songs by Elvis Presley
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e.g. Santa Claus Is Back in Town, (You're The) Devil in Disguise
15. Proven to actually exist today (SPOILER ALERT!)
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There's no solid evidence for either existing, though millions believe in both
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Level 53
Dec 23, 2021
For the last question: In the Christian religion satan does exist. Santa obviously doesn't. So, you should either take the question out or have satan be real. But besides that, this was a great quiz. You did a really good job on it. It is really weird though how they share some things in common. Such as having basically minions and having something to do with red. Descending into fire though I feel you kind of cheated with that just because Santa Claus doesn't go into the chimney when there is fire burning in it. Otherwise he would die or at least get seriously burned and would not be able to do it another couple billion times but okay. Anyways great quiz! Keep making 'em. (Nominated BTW). And great thumbnail.
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Level 83
Dec 23, 2021
I agree with all your points Darth! Great quiz, overtired!
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Level 82
Dec 23, 2021
I adjusted those questions. If a fireplace isn't a place of fire I don't know what is... but I made it clearer anyway!

The last question is about actual evidence. Have made that clearer in the question. I have to go with proof not faith for a question like that. Not even all Christians believe that Satan actually exists... first result on google brings up a nationwide poll suggesting that the majority of American Christians don't.

Glad you enjoyed the quiz :)

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Level 58
Dec 30, 2021
Those American "Christians" that don't believe in Satan mustn't know their Bible very well!
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Level 58
Dec 30, 2021
I would probably re-word it too. 'Demonstrated' is unambiguous.

I would also probably say "where fires are present," or something like that.

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Level 73
Dec 30, 2021
I see what you're getting at but let's be real, Satan doesn't exist. It doesn't change anything that millions of people believe in him
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Level 64
Dec 24, 2021
Fantastic! What an excellent idea. 'Has a list of who's naughty and who's nice' as well...

Agree with the original questionmaster on the last one. Specifies proof rather than faith - and indeed most Christians don't believe in the literal existence of Satan. Nor indeed do most Satanists, in my experience.

Nominated.

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Level 74
Dec 28, 2021
Jesus Christ is the one that judges, not Satan. Creative idea though.

Edit: here's a Biblical reference

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Level 82
Dec 28, 2021
I'm not sure what that's in reference to. There's no question specifically about judging. If you're talking about punishing sinners, Satan is represented doing so in plenty of literature e.g. from Dante's Inferno:

At every mouth he with his teeth was crunching, A sinner, in the manner of a brake, So that he three of them tormented thus.

(One of the three being Judas Iscariot.)

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Level 58
Dec 30, 2021
Ok, I would agree with @HinesBrothers. As in the Bible states that Satan is in hell for punishment, not to torment other sinners. As said above, God executes righteous judgement against sinners, not Satan (he just shares the judgement I guess).
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Level 82
Dec 30, 2021
Added a caveat to make it clear that the quiz is drawing on depictions across a range of media and literature, in case it wasn't obvious from the other questions.
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Level 78
Dec 30, 2021
Question #4 was brilliant, great quiz!
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Level 82
Dec 30, 2021
Thanks, nice to hear someone liked that one!
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Level 58
Dec 30, 2021
Yes, indeed it was very clever!
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Level 85
Jan 7, 2022
Haha, I love it! Excellent selection of questions, including some delightfully tricky ones.
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Level 82
Jan 7, 2022
Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Level 61
Jan 8, 2022
Clever conception! Nommed