Cochi India New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

“In Kerala (or at least in Cochin), effigies of Santa Claus get burnt on New Year’s eve” Many thanks to Adrian from Flickr for submitting these great photos. Check out more of his photos here on his Flickr.


A grumpy Santa was given the boot for being so miserable he left children in tears during an appearance at a festive lights switch-on. Read more here. Thanks to Anne for sending in this story!

Santa’s face wrapped in bandages

Bandages cover the face of a 20-metre (66ft) tall statue of Santa Claus in downtown Auckland, as part of a $100,000 facelift. Click here for the story. Thanks to Eric for sending us the link.