Ho ho ho hold out your Visa card!

November 5, 2008

The holidays are upon us, for sure. Today, over in London, a bunch of actors dressed as Santa Claus, I’m guessing to stress the theme of peace on Earth and good will toward men. Or maybe they were reminding us to help others and be joyful…

Heck, I’m gonna deviate a bit and read the actual captions on these photos, rather than just guessing what they’re about.

I see. Turns out they were hired by London stores to promote spending.

Oh well, for those of you who forgot that Christmas is about taking your plastic into stores and coming out with STUFF, this is a useful reminder. Plus, I suppose they had to take a bold stand against the people who oppose shopping at this time of year.

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Actors dressed as Santa Claus pose for photographers during a photo call on Oxford Street to promote Christmas shopping in London, November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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I’m opposed to Santas with 3 legs…
Please crop the photo of the santas on Razors – the Santa on the left is dusturbing.

Posted by CK | Report as abusive

Bunch of ho ho holy rollers.

Posted by Chri | Report as abusive

Actors have nothing over the real thing.

Posted by Jess | Report as abusive

what you can’t see in the picture is that the bus in the background is actually going 50 mph, and the actors only 2… i’m waiting for the next picture in the series… :)

Posted by tbare | Report as abusive

The bus is going away from the Santas. Who cares how fast it’s going.

Posted by JimmyJohn | Report as abusive

Jimmy, that’s true, but of course it could be backing up at a high rate of speed…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Question : If a bus is traveling east at 50 mph, and a group of Santas is heading west at 2 mph, how long will it take the bus to run over the Santas?

Posted by JimmyJohn | Report as abusive

Believe me, guys, no vehicle in London travels that fast.

Posted by Louise Bostock | Report as abusive