Santas Gone Wild

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Revelers dressed as Santa Claus sing near Battery Park during the annual SantaCon event December 10, 2011 in New York City. SantaCon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa Claus who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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I love Santacon. It's very fun to participate in. But I totally agree about the loud, drunk, obnoxious Santas. I wish there were far less of them. For every one of those though, I've also seen Santas handing out toys or candy canes to kids, posing for pictures, and holding mistletoe over tourist couples. I've seen hilarious and creative costumes. A full sleigh pulled by 12 guys dressed as reindeer. A band with Frosty the Snowman on drums playing Christmas music. There's a lot of people who are there more for the flash mob effect than the drinking part.

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