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You can be Satan or Santa in online Christmas rumble

A new online game lets you decide if you're going to be naughty or nice this Christmas by beating the stuffing out of the Lord of Hell or the King of the North Pole.

Naughty or nice? It's your choice in this fun little game for a digital production company out of New Zealand.

Screenshot by Michael Franco/CNET

Santa Claus is doing a lot of fighting this year.

Just this week, Santa got into it with Kylo Ren from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Now, thanks to a simple but fun online game launched by New Zealand-based digital production studio Waxeye, he's taking on Satan himself.

When you land on the game's page, you'll see a shirtless Saint Nick -- and that's not something you see everyday -- on one side of the page and the ruler of the underworld on the other. A bit of not-so-friendly banter ensues. "I've got something special for you in my sack," Santa says. "Fork you," says Satan.

While pitchfork versus sack-o-toys might not seem a very fair fight, I have to say that I had equal luck with both characters. But forget about strategy -- just click your mouse or tap your tablet's screen as fast as you can and you should be fine.

Also, am I the only one who never realized that the name of guy who brings us toys is just one letter away from the guy who threatens to torture our souls for eternity if we don't lead a wholesome life? I'm kind of glad it took me this long to notice.