Anna Waronker wrote the theme, score and songs for HBO Max’s series Santa Inc (Lionsgate Television / Point Grey Pictures). The raunchy adult animated series, created and executive produced by Alexandra Rushfield, tells the story of Candy Smalls (Sarah Silverman), the highest-ranking female elf in the North Pole. When the successor to Santa Claus (Seth Rogen) is poached by Amazon on Christmas Eve, Candy goes for her ultimate dreams to become the first woman Santa Claus in the history of Christmas.
The Hollywood Reporter praised the show’s approach to gender politics, stating that “Santa Inc. has traditionally been an old boys club and the series has an admirable ear for the euphemisms and obstacles directed at women closing in on a glass ceiling whether they’re gunning for a place in the boardroom or the White House.”
Decider’s Joel Keller supported that notion and is “looking forward to seeing Candy face one roadblock after another as she tries to curry favor with the supposedly woke Santa.”
Santa Inc is now streaming on HBO Max!