April 27 - 30, 2023

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Team Picks: Holiday Cagematch

Here at the FAN EXPO HQ, our team is always nerding out over the world of fandom. On Team Picks, we share some of our favorite things we’ve been watching, reading and playing. This month, we’re asking a question no one else dared to ask: who would win in a fight, the Grinch or Santa?

In this corner, the returning champion of the jollyweight division, the man who travels around the world in a single night. The man who knows if you’ve been naughty or nice … Santa!

And in this corner, our challenger. He’s a mean one, he’s got all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, and he’s known for terrorizing an entire town just for a little peace and quiet … the Grinch!

Let’s go to our expert commentators to see who they think will come out on top in this holiday battle royale:

Round 1: The Grinch

Senior Operations Manager

I think Santa is too vanilla to win. I’ve got to give to the Grinch. Santa would fight too fair and the Grinch definitely wouldn’t. That’s my view of things.

Round 2: The Grinch

Social Media Coordinator

I’m going with the Grinch. He’s incredibly clever, resourceful, and worst of all, tactical. He would study Santa’s weaknesses and then find a way to exploit them. Terrifying.

Round 3: Santa

Operations Coordinator

I know that other people think it’s the other way around, but I bet you that old man Santa does have some tricks up his sleeve and fights dirty. He'd probably fill a stocking with coal, wait until the Grinch is asleep (because he sees him when he's sleeping), and knock the Grinch's teeth out.

Round 4: Santa

Customer Service Coordinator

Hard to say, but in the end, I think Santa would win because he’s magic.

Final Round: Santa

Social Media Coordinator

Okay, I’m saying Santa. Have you seen how many elves he has? Boom! There’s your answer. The Grinch couldn’t last a second once the elves get involved.

Also, just saying, Santa could kill the Grinch with kindness.