Liam Neeson may have a particular set of skills, but being Santa Claus isn’t one of them.
The Irish actor auditioned for the part of a mall Santa for a skit on Friday’s edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the results are pretty terrifying.
Adding a brooding intensity to Jolly Old Saint Nick makes for a truly uncomfortable combination, with Neeson growling ‘I see you when you’re sleeping. I know when you’re awake’ proving much more sinister then the Christmas carols intended.
Channeling his Taken character, Bryan Mills, Neeson’s Santa isn’t so much in it to give out presents to all the good kids across the world as he is ‘an eye in the sky bringing swift judgement’.
You can check out the hilarious sketch below.