Saturday, July 30, 2005

Sorry I Missed This


The World Santa Claus Convention was held recently in Denmark. Looks like a worth while endeavor, huh?

That Santa dude is from Sweden. From the looks of this they have a parade of nations, just like the Olympic Games. And what else could possibly come to mind when thinking of the Santa Convention other than the Olympics? Fat, bearded, old white guys and world class athletes have long been associated with one another.

And, of course, sporting the traditional Santa "no-shirt look" and having Santa's helpers in high heels and skimpy outfits just reeks of the old fashioned Christmas celebrations we used to have at Grandpa Scott's. Sniff, sniff. Oh, the memories!

2 comments:

TKls2myhrt said...

This puts a new twist on the Christmas in July concept that my favorite gift shop hosts each year. :)

Scottius Maximus said...

Yeah, twist, as in twisted, is a good word to use.

The first "Christmas in July" theme I remember was on the old Late Night With David Letterman show on NBC in the early to mid-80s. I thought the whole concept was hilarious. Now we're heading toward a year-long Christmas season, I'm afraid.