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.

Wayne Corliss, Santa Claus At Children’s Parties, Gets Prison

“A small-time actor and former children’s entertainer who was known for playing Santa Claus was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in prison for his role in an international sex tourism ring that preyed on young children.” – David Porter…

Whales celebrate Christmas in Japan with Scuba Santa

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Nov. 16: A scuba diving Santa delivers gifts to the whales at an aquarium in Yokohama, Japan.’s Dara Brown reports. (

Swine Flu and Santa: Can your kid catch it from his lap?

Are you hoping that malls, and even Santa, take extra precautions to make sure the areas are properly sanitized? Read more here. Thanks to Anne for pointing this article out to us. Photo shared from Photobucket and as far as…