Wouldn’t Christmas be a little bit better if you knew that your local shopping mall Santa was actually a famous celebrity? Standing in line with 100 screaming children and waiting for your kid to freeze up on the Big Man’s lap would be that much more tolerable if you knew it was Ryan Gosling underneath that velvety, red suit…or maybe Beyoncé. And since there’s still time for malls to save Christmas, here’s a list of 15 celebs who would totally slay as Saint Nick.
Ladies and gentleman, may I introduce you to the Santa Claus 2nd Skin Suit. He delivers packages instead of presents. Now available for purchase anywhere costumes are sold. Not appropriate to be worn around children. [Laughing Squid]
Christmas in New York City would be nothing without Rockefeller Center, home of the renowned 80-foot Christmas tree and the ice skating rink that doubles as the planet’s favorite wedding proposal location. It’s a place full of traditions, but this year may see the absence of a favorite — the rink’s beloved Skating Santa.
Paul Chernosky, Rockefeller Center’s Santa extraordinaire, has spent the past 15 holiday seasons making families smile and taking pictures with skaters. However, Grinch-like management changes this year have caused Paul to be fired without warning.
Paul was shocked by the sudden job loss:
“I was always told in the past that as long as I wanted the job I had it. … I felt very appreciated and praised for my work, and then all of a sudden: boom. The rug was just pulled out from under my feet.” Keep reading »
There may be nothing cats hate more than wearing clothes. That’s because cats, unlike dogs, absolutely feel humiliation and embarrassment in a real way. You can see it on their little cat faces, and read it in the way that they stalk around with utter disdain whenever they see the offending humans that made them wear the reindeer ears or, in this particular cat’s case, the Santa suit. [Buzzfeed]
A really amusing part of the holiday season is seeing what kinds of sexy Christmas outfits celebs come up with. I don’t know when it became a unspoken rule that female celebs needed to come up with a racy look for every Hallmark holiday, but somehow it did. Mariah Carey is a trailblazer on the sexy holiday scene. Her holiday outfits just get better every year. Click through to see some more famous ladies who got all naughty for Christmas.
“Ho ho … this is a hold-up.” That’s what I imagine two guys in Berlin saying when they walked into a supermarket yesterday wearing Santa costumes—red coats and big, bushy white beards. When a cashier asked them to take off the costumes, they pulled out guns and demanded all the money in the register. The cashier obliged and they ran off into the sunset. A police officer later said of the two, “They didn’t look like they were going to be passing out any presents when they came in.” We hope he was joking, but we just can’t tell .. [Newser] Keep reading »
Cute boys, dressed as Santa, handing out presents around Winnipeg, Canada. What’s not to like? [BuzzFeed
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Santa Claus is coming to town, or something. So we’ve assembled our list of the naughtiest and nicest people of the year. Above, our Nice List — deserving people who did something kinda great this year. After the jump, our naughty list of folks who deserve coal in their stockings! Are you on it? And tell us, who’s on your naughty and nice lists? Keep reading »