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The Santa Epidemic

Europe seems to have fallen victim to the “Santa Epidemic” and by that I mean… both last year (I was in Europe during Christmas time in 2009) and this year there were millions of people who chose to decorate their apartments with this heinous item:

That’s right. It’s a santa doll climbing into a window from a rope ladder.

Factually, it’s all wrong.  Don’t these people know that Santa comes down the CHIMNEY?  More importantly, where are the reindeer?

Beyond that, I find it tacky and comparable to the U.S. trend of blow-up snowmen. Apologies to any reader who has one on their lawn. But I’m being honest…those are really ugly, you should re-evaluate.  Can I get some garland? Simple white twinkle lights?

(i didn't take this photo)

The one upside to this is that if you’re ever really bored, you can count Santas. The number is obscene. I participated in this past time last winter, and I was appalled by the number.

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2 responses

  1. I saw these in Malta when I was there in 2006! Definitely a weird Euro thing.

    January 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

  2. Haha. I agree on both accounts. What’s worse than the blow up snowmen are the blow up snowglobes. TACKY! lol.

    January 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

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