Santa Claus is mentioned in Frank Zappa’s song “Uncle Bernie’s Farm” from Absolutely Free (1967), which briefly quotes White Christmas in the beginning. On the cover of We’re Only in It for the Money (1968) a Christmas Tree can be seen. Continue reading »
Santa Wants to Keep You and His Friends at The North Pole Safe This Christmas so He’s Wearing a Mask
Santa is an iconic symbol of Christmas, and that’s why Santa Christmas ornaments have become so popular. Santa Claus ornaments come in many shapes and sizes, but all of them capture the jolly round personality of the character we all associate with snow, reindeer and presents. Old World Christmas has a large collection, and you won’t want to miss these glass Santa ornaments this Ho-Ho-Holiday! Continue reading »
A mall Santa in Canada is attracting woman from all over due to his dashing looks. Continue reading »
Vitor Martins puts forward his fist, that has the word “God” tattooed on it, in front of his Santa Claus outfit inside his house, before a performance with children in Sao Caetano do Sul’s town square, near Sao Paulo, December 7, 2014. Martins has dressed as Santa Claus, working at shopping centres and various events, for fifteen years, and has 94 percent of his body covered in tattoos, with several in reference to Christmas. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)
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Jeremy Porfilio, 41, and Tammy Mowery ride a wave dressed as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson during the 7th annual ZJ Boarding House Haunted Heats Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica, October 25, 2014. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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“The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spanish: Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is held each February in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the largest of the Canary Islands, and attracts people from all over the world. It is considered the second-most popular and internationally-known carnival, after the one held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Partially for this reason, the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The festivities on the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife start on the Friday before Carnival with an opening parade, which reaches its height during the night when thousands of people in fancy dresses dance until the early hours of the next day. The party continues night after night until Ash Wednesday. That day, people of Santa Cruz de Tenerife celebrate the “entierro de la sardina” (burial of the sardine), and with this event the carnival is officially over. However, the party starts up again the following weekend, known as the weekend of the piñata.
The festival has two parts: the official Carnival, and the Carnival on the street. The official carnival has more than a hundred groups, including murgas, comparsas, rondallas and other musical groups. The street carnival is more loosely organized, and comprises the people celebrating on the streets. Thousands of people come each day to the streets to participate, most of whom wear a disguise in accordance with Carnival tradition”. – Wikipedia
Nominee Amanda Perdomo (L) prepares at backstage for her performance before she was elected as Queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival on February 26, 2014 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Continue reading »
In this December 18, 2013 photo released by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 32 men dressed as Santa Claus ride the 150-foot tall SkyScreamer tower swing ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. (Photo by Jason Quintos/AP Photo/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom) Continue reading »
Photos from the 5th annual Michendorf Santa Run (Michendorfer Nikolauslauf) on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Michendorf, Germany. Over 900 people took part in this year’s races. Photos by Adam Berry/Getty Images. Continue reading »
A South Korean diver clad in Santa Claus costume swims with sardines at The Coex Aquarium on December 8, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Even though the official religion of South Korea is Buddhism, about 30 percent of it is Christian and Christmas is one of the biggest holidays to be celebrated in South Korea. Photos by Chung Sung-Jun. Continue reading »
A festive dessert to get everyone into the spirit of the holidays. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!
As many as 8000 runners dressed as Santa Claus took part in the annual five-kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England, on Sunday. The Liverpool Santa Dash 2011 reportedly created a world record for having the maximum number of participants ever. A Santa Claus themed fun-run was also organized for various charities at Greenwich Park in London that saw thousands participating in the festive fervor.
Competitors dressed as Santa Claus take part in the annual five-kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England, Dec. 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) Continue reading »
Santa Claus (RIGHT) and Brian Hooper (LEFT) were on hand at the press conference for the up coming Santa Claus Parade. (Peter J. Thompson/National Post) Continue reading »
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