Christmas is a huge holiday in Japan. However, the way they celebrate the holiday would seem alien to most westerners. Familiar icons like Santa Claus and festive trees are present, but so are somewhat unique traditions, like Christmas Cakes with Daiku (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony). Also unique to Japan is the idea of multiple Santas. The idea was toyed with before, in Ai Yori Aoshi’s Miyuki feature, among other anime titles. Love Hina creator Ken Akamatsu, however, decided that he wanted to offer his own idea of the holiday spirit. Something a bit less family-friendly, and bit more “bad touch” in its execution. From that drive, Itsudatte My Santa! was created, and a new meaning to the term “crazy Japan” was born.