"A Santa Claus was sacked after asking his visitors if they wanted to sit on his lap, despite warnings from his helper elf, it emerged today. Andrew Mondia, 32, had been hired by Selfridges as one of their troupe of Santas dishing out Christmas cheer and presents in the London store's grotto. But he claims he was sacked after only three days on Monday after a grandmother complained that he had invited her to sit on his lap…Mondia had also been warned by his helper elf several times that he should not ask clients to sit on his knee, they said." Ho Ho Ho, indeed. [The Guardian]