The Best Reactions To SantaCon, Because Twitter Has A Lot Of Feelings About The Big Red Suit
Ho, ho, ho — it's that time of the year again. And no, I'm not talking about the holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year is also time for SantaCon, a tradition involving dressing like Santa pub-crawling, caroling, and also raising money for charity. The festivities that celebrate the joy of getting lit (yeah, I don't mean like the Christmas tree) are going on across the country. America isn't the only place St. Nick is getting jolly; SantaCon is big in Vietnam, Germany, and Czech Republic too.
So what is SantaCon? Most of us are probably familiar with the celebration part of the occasion: one big, giant pub crawl where people dress up like Santa (and Rudolph, and Santa's elves, and Mrs. Claus) all with one goal in mind: spending the day (or whatever part you're awake for) drunk. It's fun. It's jolly. It's a good time if you and 16 of your closest friends want to wear ridiculously striped stockings and Santa hats and roam the city. But SantaCon also encourages attendees to really get into character and give, give, give — to local charities, that is. The hope is that once you pull off that Santa beard to soak up all that eggnog with some cheesy fries, you'll want to give back to charities and organizations who are giving they're all to those in need.
In New York City, SantaConners were in rare form. (Aren't they always?)
Here are some of the most memorable Santas I saw this year. Oh, yeah: I made a list (and I'm checking it twice, or is that just my blurry vision?).
The santas of #santacon sit on a throne of lies. They smell of beef and cheese.— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) December 12, 2015
I saw Santa puking on a subway platform. Not quite the same as "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus." #SantaCon— BookishNYC (@bookishnyc) December 12, 2015
Santacon IS the naughty list— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) December 12, 2015
.@realDonaldTrump your vows to bar people from this country based on personal beliefs are divisive and retrograde but can you ban SantaCon— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 12, 2015
Now that it's raining SantaCon is officially getting weird pic.twitter.com/OB1LbZFr4x— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) December 12, 2015
Signs The Struggle Is Real
SANTACON IS TODAY SO PLS STAY INSIDE I LOVE U — 8 jeffs a-jeffing (@thecultureofme) December 12, 2015
Best. Santa. Ever.
A guy dressed up for #SantaCon at Starbucks bought the little boy in line behind him a bunch of cookies to prove he was Santa. Holy cute.— Lily Lane (@LilyLaneMusic) December 12, 2015
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