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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Santafied


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Santa 2011-12-10 at 10-20-20 (Niles, Michigan): photo by David Cory, 10 December 2011
 

Santa. Merry Christmas, y'all!: photo by efo, 8 December 2009
 

Bell street santa 2007: photo by shannon richardson (e l e c t r o l i t e), 24 December 2007
 

Santa #2. Boston, Massachusetts. Merry Christmas everyone: photo by Jim Rohan (LowerDarnley), 24 May 2012
 

Santa Claus, Seattle, 1956: photographer unknown (Seattle Municipal Archives)
 

Christmas 'Santa', New York. Sign reads: "34 West 28th Street, New York City Volunteers of America Under President and Mrs. Ballington Booth [will give?] Christmas Dinners [...]00 Men, Women and Children [...] by dropping a coin in the chimney.": photographer unknown for Bain News Service, between c. 1910 and c. 1915 (George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress)
 


Vivien and Chris visit Santa at Chiesman's Department Store in Lewisham, December 1957: photographer unknown; image by Soggy Semolina, 19 April 2009


Viv and Doreen visit Santa at Chiesman's Department Store in Lewisham, December 1964: photographer unknown; image by Soggy Semolina, 19 April 2009


Hello Santa (Racine, Wisconsin, 1954): photographer unknown; image by Jan Tonnesen, 25 November 2006
 


Father Frizzybeard
: photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Alli Hammond (allihead), 25 September 2007

 
hillbilly santa: photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Alli Hammond (allihead), 25 September 2007


worst santa ever
: photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Alli Hammond (allihead), 25 September 2007



 Santa Claus. Children had to disguise themselves for Santa Claus visitation (the most popular costume was "Zorro"; when I had costume ball in kindergarden, there was something about ten Zorros including me): photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Jakub (filmarik), 14 November 2003
 

 Santa Claus: Ho, ho, ho. Have you been good, little baker?: photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Jakub (filmarik), 14 November 2003
 

 Santa Claus. The Middle East modeI: photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Jakub (filmarik), 17 May 2006
 

 Santa Claus. "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to...": photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Jakub (filmarik), 17 May 2006
 

 Santa Claus. In my opinion he couldn't move so as not to spill himself: photographer unknown, n.d.; image by Jakub (filmarik), 14 November 2003
 

 Santa Claus in a vacant lot, Boonville Road, Jefferson City, Missouri, c. early 1930s: photographer unknown; image by PaintedWorksbyKB, 15 December 2011
 


Creepy Santa #1 (with my nephew): photographer unknown, n.d,  image by Radio Rover, 6 August 2006



Santa as crazed leprechaun and homeless companion: photo by efo, 13 December 2009


Santa (Santa Claus, Arizona): photo by efo, 18 December 2011


Plastic Santa. Taken on the territory of Christmas Island: photo by efo, 21 December 2010
 

The Clausbillies: photo by Radio Rover, 9 December 2006
 

Home Invasion. My wife thinks guy is cute, but it creeps me out to have him sitting across the room from me: photo by David Cory, 22 November 2009
 


A and P Coffee Santa Claus: photo by Nickolas Muray (b. Mandi Miklós) (1892-1945), c. 1940; image by RasMarkley (George Eastman House)
 

Creepy Santa (at the North Pole Amusement Park adjacent to the entrance to Pike's Peak): photo by David Cory, 19 May 2010
 


Stop or the Fat Guy Gets It!!: photo by David Cory, 30 July 2009


Santa Rampage in Chicago: photo by patrickryanzero, 9 December 2000




Santa Spotted. On his way to work? Xmas Eve (Little Addington, UK): photo by Marble Giant, 24 December 2007




Santa will be late this year after getting baled up in a paddock on a private property along Coolart Rd, Mornington Peninsula: photo by Frankzed, 10 December 2012



Fremont Santa and Cone Fries (Seattle): photo by David (alternatePhotography), 13 January 2012
 

Crash Site. Another timely Christmas shot. Two months early. Wakefield, Massachusetts: photo by Jim Rohan (LowerDarnley), 3 February 2011



tiny santa 2007: photo by shannon richardson (e l e c t r o l i t e), 17 December 2007
 


 santa mask 2006: photo by shannon richardson (e l e c t r o l i t e), 24 December 2006



Santa. Christmas is over: photo by efo, 11 January 2009



Sharing photos with Santa Claus (Lowell, Massachusetts): photo by robert schneider (rolopix), 30 November 2013
 


2013 Coca-Cola Santa Claus, backlit, Rio de Janeiro: photo by José Rottberg, 21 November 2013



 Santa Claus Advertising: artist unknown, n.d.; image by Susan Criser (Suzee Que), 17 December 2009



Santa Claus, Stone Bridge, Regensburg, Bavaria: photo by elPadawan, 8 December 2012



Noel: photo by efo, 17 December 2013
 



Santa 2011-12-10 at 10-22-58 (Niles, Michigan): photo by David Cory, 10 December 2011

7 comments:

TC said...

If I am sick, Santa Claus picks me up in a helicopter.

Wing is my Christmas angel. Shining brighter than the blue electric reindeer next door.

And speaking of brightness...just before midnight a brightly-lit swept-wing craft of vast dimension and triangular shape moved rapidly across the sky from north to south... I say rapidly, but then it appeared to be hovering...

ACravan said...

Quite a round-up and quite a Christmas song. I can see why Santa needs and would enjoy a Murad cigarette this Christmas after reading about Xavier Hawkins, the Santa who was shot in the back (with a pellet gun only, thank heaven) in Washington, DC, yesterday. Merry Christmas -- it's freezing here (that's acceptable) and the snow is gone (proof that there is indeed a Santa Claus). This year was a long slog. I just watched a BBC history of progressive rock on Youtube and I think I'll make progress (my definition of it) my touchstone and talisman for the coming year until we pull up stakes and follow that helicopter. Curtis

Hazen said...

We’re relentless, even when we pretend to enjoy ourselves. Everything depends on not letting up. Personnel must keep ball in air at all times. That inauthenticity you mentioned earlier has become our purest expression. Get real? Let’s see.

Today is bright, dry, and cold. Feels right, like real winter.


The song by Wing proves something. I’m afraid to know what it is.

TC said...

Well, at least that Murad Santa is in step with the progressive thinking on health matters; he goes outside to smoke.

Christmas is insane in the best of times and as these are hardly those, I don't know what we could have expected.

There was however one mild bit of excitement, the fairly predictable eruption of shrieking and screaming emanating from the adrenalized brats next door, whose whoops of Gimme! and I hate you! and No that one's Mine! filled the night... until, finally, they didn't.

At which point the freeway feeder fell preternaturally quiet, as it always does on this holiest night of the year.

TC said...

Had to let 48 hours pass so that the cosmos might decompress a bit... Santa always seems to make the entire planet hyperventilate... wouldn't want it tipping off the old axis, mind.

So now that all that remains of Christmas are the bruises and the junk, time to stand up for the honour of Wing.

Yet again. And always.

Her helicoptaaa rapstah hit is perhaps not fully representative of her complex genius.

It is only when she hymns her homeland in the pampas that this interplanetary diva hits her turbo-charged lounge- lizard-in-a-red-dress stride.

(Mere mortals might wish to check something at the door... their mortality, say.)

Don't cry for me, Argentina.

Meanwhile... the year if not everything else is ending with a sad Wingless whimper, out there in the night.

What is there left to say?

Good Lord, stop me before I play Wing again!!

tpw said...

Get thee behind me, Santa!

TC said...

Floating off on his festive pontoons for another year!