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Santa Clauses From Around The World

From the wire services:

Enrique Caceres is helped by his wife Karina to dress up as Santa Claus prior to a Christmas festival at the Child Park in Lima, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.

More than 100 voluntary workers, dressed in Santa Claus outfits, with balloons enjoy before launching an event to visit and give Christmas gifts to prematurely born babies in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.

Postmen wearing Santa Claus outfits ride delivery motorcycles during a photo call at a post office in Seoul December 19, 2008. About 40 postmen will deliver Christmas gifts to unfortunate children on Christmas Eve.

Couriers dressed as Santa Claus ride on bicycles to distribute mail in Shenyang, Liaoning province December 13, 2008.

A man dressed as Santa Claus begs for money on a street in downtown Santiago December 24, 2008.

A man dressed as Santa Claus reacts to Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot children after arriving by a United Nations helicopter to the mixed village of Pyla, on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.

Children and an elephant dressed in Santa Claus costumes pose for photographers during Christmas celebrations at Jirasart school in Ayutthaya province, 70 km (44 miles) north of Bangkok December 23, 2008.

A man dressed up as Santa Claus is seen during the 64th pre-Christmas swim in Nice, southern France, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.

Members of the Philippine National Police wear Santa Claus hats during the launch of the "Santa Cop 2008" initiative outside a mall in Manila December 2, 2008. Around 200 policemen wearing Santa Claus hats will be deployed from Tuesday in malls and other crowded areas to enhance the visibility of their patrols and crime prevention efforts during the holiday season, a police officer said.

Revellers dressed as Santa Claus participate in the "Santa Fun Run" event in Riga December 14, 2008. The event raises money for Rotary Clubs’ charitable projects.

A man dressed as Santa Claus adjusts his gloves after swimming across the Limmat river during a Christmas swimming event in Zurich December 7, 2008.

Actors dressed as Santa Claus race on scooters past John Lewis department store along Oxford Street during a photo call to promote Christmas shopping in London in this November 5, 2008 file photo.

A Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus flashes the V-sign as Israeli soldiers stand guard behind razor-wire during a demonstration against the construction of Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Maasarah near Bethlehem, Friday, Dec 19, 2008.

Heading to church: A Palestinian boy dressed as Santa Claus makes his way to the Latin Catholic Church in Gaza City as Palestinian Christians attend the last Sunday mass before Christmas.

A man dressed in a Santa Claus outfit poses in the flooded Saint Mark’s square during a period of high water in Venice December 15, 2008.

Participants dressed as Santa Clauses carry sacks with Christmas presents as they climb up a chimney during the ‘Clau Wau – Santa Claus World Championship’ in the village of Samnaun in the eastern Swiss Alps November 28, 2008. Some 15 international teams are competing in events such as chimney climbing and donkey racing at the championship.

A diver in Santa Claus costume rides a bicycle inside a shark tank at the Sea World in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 19,2008.

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dressed as Santa Claus delivers a box of signatures supporting an amendment referendum proposed by Chavez to the national assembly in Caracas December 18, 2008. Chavez, who aims to lead his socialist "revolution" for at least another decade, proposed to amend the constitution to let him stay in office as long as he keeps winning elections.

Employees of Yomiuri Land in Santa Claus outfits enjoy a ride at an amusement park in Tokyo December 7, 2008. The park’s employees will be dressed as Santa Claus until Christmas day.

Children dressed as Santa Claus participate in a peace march on the eve of Christmas in Amritsar, India, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008.

Revellers dressed as Santa Claus partake in the annual "SantaCon" event in New York December 13, 2008.

A staff member dressed as Santa Claus rides an ostrich during a performance to attract visitors at a zoo in Wuhan, Hubei province, December 14, 2008.

Runners, dressed as Santa Claus, are seen prior a ‘Santa Claus Run’ in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. More than 2,000 runners took part at the charity run.

French anti-fur group ‘Fur Torture’ activists, dressed in Santa Claus outfits, demonstrate in Nice, Southern France, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, with signs showing animals skinned alive.

People on stilts dressed as Santa Claus participate in the annual Santa Claus parade, Sunday Dec. 14, 2008 in Porto, Portugal. Thousands staged a parade in an attempt to break the Guinness book of records of most people dressed as Santa Claus.

Around 4,000 Romanians dressed as Santa Claus participate in an event attempting to win the Guinness World Record for the most numerous Santa Clauses in one town, in front of Romania’s Parliament Palace in Bucharest December 21, 2008. Bucharest won the world record.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves take a break from preparing for Christmas at Kalahari Resort.

Representatives of different rent-a-Santa Claus services sign a code of honor in Berlin, November 13, 2008.

A man dressed as Santa Claus rides his sleigh in northern Finland, December 19, 2007.

How can anyone doubt there is a Santa Claus?

They are legion.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Santa Clauses From Around The World”

  1. Helena says:

    Gosh, those are fun. Thanks, SG. Merry Christmas.

  2. GuppyNblue says:

    There’s something flaky about the site today :)

    It’s awesome to see Santa all over the world. Usually when I see this much red my commie radar goes off but I’ll just hit the snooze button today.

    Oh, and I really didn’t know you could ride an ostrich. Are they a green alternative to the automobile now?
    Yeeehaw!!!

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    A little more snow and we could have a snowball fight.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
    Lets’ not forget our Armed Forces who stand at the READY and watch over us as we sleep. God Bless You all and keep you safe, “THANK YOU!!!”

  4. bobbys says:

    with all these santas runnin around i think the odds of me getting my Red ryder carbine BB gun have improved

  5. curvyred says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates and happy holidays to those that celebrate other holidayS!

    Here is something that caught my eye with the Santa/Chavez picture:

    “A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dressed as Santa Claus delivers a box of signatures supporting an amendment referendum proposed by Chavez to the national assembly in Caracas December 18, 2008. Chavez, who aims to lead his socialist “revolution” for at least another decade, proposed to amend the constitution to let him stay in office as long as he keeps winning elections.”

    I have seen silly talk on some left-leaning sites in which they state their desire for the very same thing for “that one”, very scary parallel mindset.

    • JohnMG says:

      Socialist minds think alike, Red.

      Merry Christmas back at’cha.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Anyone notice that Hog-o will be Prez. as long as he keeps winning elections. DAH?
      DAAAAH!!!! That santa ain’t just “RED” cause it is Christmas. Is it snowing here or did Chavez have a Coke plane explode in mid air?

  6. pinandpuller says:

    Here’s hoping Homeland Security took Santa off of the no-fly list and that he doesn’t follow the flight-path of KAL 007 with a guy like Putin around.

  7. CGardner says:

    Thanks SG:

    This is a true “Christmas Classic.”


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