It is that time of year when everyone walks around with a face like a fish has been slapped on it, and of course people start to wear Santa hats everywhere. I have nothing against people wearing them, but if you do like wearing one then please cheer up! Don’t play the “bah humbug” card, put that frown upside down and enjoy wearing it! It seems animals are much the same when they wear one…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Santa
10 – “What if the pyramids are in fact stone Christmas trees?!?”
FACT: The original Santa Claus was a Bishop in Turkey around 270 AD and had a reputation for secretly giving gifts to those in need! His name was Saint Nicholas.
9 – “I never shake presents to find out what they are, I just nibble the corners and peek in!”
FACT: Poor Santa has in fact been a bachelor for hundreds of years, it wasn’t until 1849 when the short story, ‘A Christmas Legend’ by James Rees mentioned a spouse
8 – “I was going to celebrate Christmas, but I fell asleep out of boredom.”
FACT: Whenever you see a Santa in a red coat in a TV advert, toy, book or image a small fee is paid to Coca-cola because they own the right to it!
7 – “I bet I can blow my hat off higher than you can! ”
FACT: It is thought that Santa has to travel over 510,000,000 km every Christmas Eve and to make it around the World in time needs to be travelling at 10,703,437.5kph!!!
6 – “You hand knitted this for me? I would never have guessed! …loser”
FACT: Whenever you see a Santa in the department stores and shopping centres all around the World, just remember that it all started in Massachusetts and they have been doing that since 1890!
5 – “Jingle Bells…Lizards bite…not so funny now!”
FACT: Santa Claus has many different names including Father Christmas, Black Peter, Kris Kringle, Pere Noel, La Befana and Sinterklaas! But you can call him Santa.
4 – “I love Christmas but when I roll into a ball wearing this it makes me look like a bauble!
FACT: Can you name all of Santa’s nine reindeers? Well, they are: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, but Rudolph is, in fact, the odd one out and was not included in any written list until 1939, 400 years later than the rest!
3 – “Do you think I give 2 hoots about Christmas?!?”
FACT: In Canada Santa Claus has his own address and zip/postcode and this is not a joke, it really is HO-HO-HO! Now that is funny.
2 – “You won’t think this so funny once I have finished these crisps, then I eat the silly hat!
FACT: Poor old Santa has just 31 hours to deliver all his presents to children across the world! This is because of all the time zone differences he has to cross.
1 – “I am happy to be your elf, provided you be my nibble toy for next month!”
FACT: Santa’s original suit is, in fact, green before the colour red was used in paintings and then believe it or not it was trademarked by Coca-cola!