A Story of the Story of the Story of the Story of the Story of Christmas

short film – 8’55 – 2023


On Christmas Eve, a family is impatiently waiting for Santa Claus to arrive, one of the guests offers to check on his phone that the news doesn’t announce any hiccups…This was without taking into account the multitude of bubbling contents proliferating on the internet which, all more interesting than the others, could end up making him miss the fateful moment of the delivery of the presents!


Tom Chertier


Tom Chertier


Xbo films


digital 2D 

Tom Chertier is a French graphic designer, 2D animator and animated film director. He began drawing on his bedroom walls at an early age, and to avoid further material damage, his parents directed him to study applied arts. He soon realized that he wasn’t good enough in mathematics to be an object designer, not rigorous enough to be an architect and too dissipated to be a graphic artist, so he decided to take a Master’s degree in Animation Film Research at Toulouse. Passionate about narrative and minimalist graphic creation, in 2022 he found himself propelled into the role of author, not only to write a short film with jokes in it, but also to draw drawings for it, but not only.

Young Audience Award at Séquence Court Métrage 2023 (France)

Filmets Badalona Film Festival 2024 (Spain) / Anibar 2024 (Kosovo) / Ciné Court Animé 2024 (France) / Séquence court métrage 2023 (France)

With the support of Toulouse Métropole and Région Occitanie. With the participation of Canal + and Cinéma Public Films