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THE WEEK Dec 21: Christmas special

[ 2012-12-21 17:44] 来源:中国日报网     字号 [] [] []  
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Don't make Santa angry

Each year, hundreds - and sometimes thousands - of people gather in cities around the world for Santacon, an even for which participants dress up like the jolly, red man and go from pub to pub to spread cheer and holiday greetings to everyone. We know Santa is always focused on sharing the holiday spirit, but don't think you can get away with messing with him. Turns out, Santa is pretty fierce.

Santa gone wild!

Semi-naked Santas in Hungary braved the cold and took to the streets for a charity run in the name of the holidays. Participants raised money and then dressed in revealing Santa outfits and ran through the streets singing and being merry. There's something far too normal about a naked Santa Claus.

Naughty Christmas songs?

We all know that kids adore Santa, but it turns out some adults are quite fond of him, too - and possibly in a naughty way. The song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa" starts out fun with its fun lyrics and light-hearted tune. But the song goes on with lyrics like "I saw Mommy tickle Santa" and others suggesting Daddy would laugh if he saw Mommy kissing Santa. Normally, adults who are "tickling" each other, aren't really tickling each other. So I would have to guess that when Daddy came in and saw Mommy tickling "Santa", he would probably not laugh about it. In fact, I think he would probably take a few years to buy and train a reindeer. After a few years pass, maybe Mommy has become Grandma. And a new song was written about what happened next.

Our favorite Christmas movies

"Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2" - Kid gets left behind by his family during the Christmas season and fights off criminals with a series of pranks and booby traps. Make sure to watch both!

"A Christmas Story" - This is the traditional and touching Christmas classic.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" - Father Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) goes crazy trying to preserve his family’s Christmas traditions.

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - The animated version from 1992 of this Dr Suess classic is unbeatable.

"Elf" - In one of the best Christmas movies of this century, Will Ferrell plays one of Santa’s not-so-little helpers.

Also add to your list: Tim Burton's "The Nightmare before Christmas", "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen, "It's a Wonderful Life", and "Bad Santa".

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)