Hang ten (ornaments on the tree)

St. Nicholas is a somewhat malleable icon. His envisioning ranges from his historical identity as a bishop to Sinterklaas’s Zwarte Piet to the Thomas Nast/Clement Clarke Moore vision of Santa Claus. But every culture has its claim on Santa…

…including California’s.

Yes, it’s Surfin’ Santa, slacking off from present-delivery and catching some waves off the Cali coast. Among the other deliveries he’s holding up: our Christmas spirit.

Nar nar, dude!

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  1. […] from Tennessee to California to the District of Columbia seems to have a special pride in the way they celebrate Christmas at […]


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