[Tokyo, December 13. Image via Getty.]

A little girl watches with curiosity as executives and employees of various Japanese toymakers clad in Santa Claus costumes line up to hand out toys during a promotion to market Christmas gifts at a Tokyo amusement park on December 13, 2009. Some 100 Santas took part in the sales promotion as sales of Christmas gifts this year have plunged amidst the economic slump. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)