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Tons of Kids Have Photos With New Orleans' Black 7th Ward Santa Claus Tons of Kids Have Photos With New Orleans' Black 7th Ward Santa Claus

Every year for over four decades a black Santa in New Orleans nicknamed the 7th Ward Santa Claus makes photo rounds with kids for Christmas, so it turns out that generations of residents have distinct snapshots with him.

Would You Have Sex With This Chic Fashion Santa?  Would You Have Sex With This Chic Fashion Santa? 

Welcome to Would U?, an academic forum in which I share my gross crush of the week and ask if you, too, would bang that person.

Portland's 'Hipster Santa' Rocks a Man Bun Portland's 'Hipster Santa' Rocks a Man Bun

This cool-ass Santa Claus in downtown Portland is a quote-unquote hipster with a man bun who wears a Drake-approved sweater, rides a bicycle and carries around a typewriter. Santa, baby. The only thing missing is a faux air of superiority and apathy.

Santa Claus Is Now a City Council Member in North Pole Santa Claus Is Now a City Council Member in North Pole

A 68-year-old man who legally changed his name to Santa Claus has been elected to the city council in North Pole, Alaska. Congratulations, Santa Claus.

MEDIA ALERT: Santa On Fleek MEDIA ALERT: Santa On Fleek

Normally, Santa Claus is decked out in an unflattering, matchy-matchy red-and-white suit that screams 1800s. The Santa of 2014 would nevuh. So Joint London reimagined St. Nick as a jolly man who spreads the joy of Christmas and also spends everythang on Alexander Wang.

What's the Worst or Weirdest Gift You Got This Year? What's the Worst or Weirdest Gift You Got This Year?

Holiday anecdote: this year, Santa brought me a rape whistle.

Holiday Ad Features Most Shameless Photoshopping We've Ever Seen Holiday Ad Features Most Shameless Photoshopping We've Ever Seen

Photoshopping and airbrushing in advertisements is so ubiquitous that it's expected. But every once in awhile, an ad comes along that is so cartoonishly reliant on, uh, turning a person into a cartoon that it makes the other ads look like Dove commercials. Well, we've found that ad — and it's hilarious. Just watch.…

Germans Worry Santa Claus Is Killing Father Christmas Germans Worry Santa Claus Is Killing Father Christmas

Somebody call Fox News and make sure Megyn Kelly is sitting down, because the Germans have a bone to pick with Santa Claus, too.

Megyn Kelly Insists Santa Claus and Jesus Are White Because Duh Megyn Kelly Insists Santa Claus and Jesus Are White Because Duh

Fox News' Megyn Kelly is pretty annoyed about Slate writer Aisha Harris' thoughtful essay "Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore." Her counter argument? Santa Claus — a fantasy person who doesn't actually exist — should be a white man because displaying him as otherwise would be an insult to his (again,…

Legend of Santa May Have Been Embellished By People Tripping Balls on Mushrooms Legend of Santa May Have Been Embellished By People Tripping Balls on Mushrooms

Ah, folklore. The ancient art of storytelling in order to explain as-yet mysterious natural phenomena (i.e. basically every Greek myth). We know that Santa Claus was derived from the Old Dutch Sinterklaas, a folktale which in turn was based on the Greek Christian bishop Saint Nicholas of Myra in the 4th Century. In…

Maybe These Thighlights Would Look Better Claymated Maybe These Thighlights Would Look Better Claymated

CATANIA, ITALY - DECEMBER 16: Players of Catania celebrate after the Serie A match between Calcio Catania and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Angelo Massimino on December 16, 2012 in Catania, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

Parents Who Love That Their Tweens Still Believe in Santa Are Idiots Parents Who Love That Their Tweens Still Believe in Santa Are Idiots

Look, if you think your 10-year-old still believes in Santa Claus, you are stupid. Or maybe your kid is. Take your pick. Sorry (not sorry), but those are your only options. Because if your tween is telling you that they consider an overweight man circumnavigating the globe on a flying sled that somehow manages to fit…

Sugar Bear’s High Blood Pressure Nearly Ruined a Very Boo Boo Christmas Gathering Sugar Bear’s High Blood Pressure Nearly Ruined a Very Boo Boo Christmas Gathering

Sugar Bear, the patriarch of Clan Boo Boo, almost ruined Christmas forever for some unlucky children by having a bit of a health scare during the family's Christmas toy drive outside the ancestral home in Georgia. You see, Sugar Bear usually plays the role of Santa Claus at these charity events, which entails him…

Well This Is Heartwarming: Grocery Store Owner Gives Entire Business to Employees Well This Is Heartwarming: Grocery Store Owner Gives Entire Business to Employees

We no longer have to lie to kids about Santa Claus because it turns out the kind-hearted giant is alive and kicking in Bemidji, Minnesota. Joe Lueken, the 70-year-old owner of the two Lueken's Village Foods, is retiring and leaving his business to his 400 employees. Of course, my cynical brain went straight to: This…

Absolutely Charming 100-Year-Old Letter To Santa Found In Chimney Absolutely Charming 100-Year-Old Letter To Santa Found In Chimney

While installing central heating in his Dublin, Ireland home, John Byrne found a letter to Santa Claus written in 1911 by two children, 10-year-old Hannah Howard and her 7-year-old brother Fred. The children placed the letter on a shelf inside their fireplace, and miraculously it remained there for decades and was…

Teacher Totally Ruins Christmas For Deluded 7-Year-Olds Teacher Totally Ruins Christmas For Deluded 7-Year-Olds

Last week during a geography lesson at George W. Miller Elementary School in Nanuet, NY, children in Leatrice Ann Eng's class told her that they know about the North Pole because that's where Santa Claus lives. Deciding that it was high time the second-graders faced reality, Eng informed them that Santa isn't real and…

The First Man To Make Me Cry The First Man To Make Me Cry

Fear of Santa: embarrassing for children, hilarious for onlookers. Both of these feelings are intensified if the child is you and the onlookers are your family, and Santa is your grandpa.

What Your Favorite Christmas Movie Says About You What Your Favorite Christmas Movie Says About You

The big day—celebrating the Indians giving Jesus to the Pilgrims—is almost upon us! Work is nearly done, meaning it's time to relax with some Christmas movies! Which one is your favorite? And what does it say about you?

Santa Spotted On A Starry Night Santa Spotted On A Starry Night

[India, December 20: An Indian girl checks out Christmas souvenirs at a shop, set up in a Muslim neighborhood of Bangalore. Christians in India make up just over 2 percent of its 1 billion population. Image via AP.]

Michelle Realizes Guy In The Red Suit Looks Oddly Familiar Michelle Realizes Guy In The Red Suit Looks Oddly Familiar

[Washington, December 13: First Lady Michelle Obama reads "The Night Before Christmas" to patients at the Children's National Medical Center. Image via AP.]

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