Santa Claus is one of the most endearing figures of Christmas, and 2015 was no exception. From his grand arrival at the Macy’s Day Parade’s finale, to flying overhead on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus made his presence and whereabouts known in 2015. We’ve compiled some of Santa Claus’ top appearances throughout the season and are sharing them with you.
For many people, the holiday season doesn’t officially begin until Santa Claus makes his appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here is Santa Claus as he appeared with Mrs. Claus and several female elves.
— Steve Jerve (@sjervewfla) November 26, 2015
National Geographic shared 12 unique and interesting photos from the inside world of Santa Claus. These included photos of Santa in Alaska aboard his sleigh led by reindeer, and an appearance at the National Christmas tree lighting in Washington, D.C. Scroll through the photos and check out this one of Santa Claus skiing at the North Pole.
— Nat Geo Photography (@NatGeoPhotos) December 25, 2015
There was a new kind of Santa Claus in a Toronto, Ontario, town. Fashion model Paul Mason nearly broke the internet (sorry, Kim Kardashian) with his hot and sexy version of Mr. Santa Claus. While Paul Morton is a far cry from the jolly old elf named Saint Nick, he drew plenty of attention from fans who took selfies with him. One notable celebrity that was caught being photographed with Paul Morton was Justin Bieber.
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What do you think of this kind of Santa Claus? Is it time Santa gets a new look?
Fashion Santa. Model Paul Mason, poses at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, to raise money for Sick Kids Foundation, which raises funds on behalf of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.
Controversy brewed in California when an elementary school decided to cancel their annual scheduled trip to visit Santa Claus. One Jewish woman protested the event, prompting a number of Christian mothers to stage a walk out and take their children to see Santa Claus. What do you think about these debates and situations? Should one parent have the right to stop a yearly tradition because it differs from her beliefs? Would it have been easier to offer an excused absence to the Jewish student, rather than cancel the event? The Young Turks weighed in on the debate.
Santa Claus gave a heartfelt message to one autistic boy that drew the attention and praise of countless people. Naomi Johnson shared a photo of her son, Landon, visiting Santa Claus on her Facebook page. Santa was working at the River Town Crossings Mall, located in Grandville, Michigan, when Landon told him he was concerned he would be placed on the naughty list due to being autistic, as reported Fox 2 Detroit. In response, Santa Claus told Landon not to worry about having autism, but to be who he is. Santa assured the 6-year-old boy that he was not naughty. Landon was comforted by the words.
One of the most touching experiences involving Santa Claus and Christmas 2015, involves autistic boy Brayden Deely. While many children enjoy sitting on Santa Claus’ lap and telling him what they would like for the year, some children who are autism have difficulty engaging in social, and physical contact. Brayden Deely was one of these children. When Santa Claus realized that Brayden was having a hard time sitting on Santa’s lap, he did what any good elf would do: he got down on the floor and spoke to Brayden on his level.
Finally, our biggest Santa Claus story for Christmas 2015, was the adorable photoshoot of a sleeping baby and a Santa Claus who knew how to save the day. Donnie Walters brought his 6-month-old baby, Zeke, to the Eastland Mall in Evansville, Indiana. When Zeke fell asleep, Santa made sure that the Walters had the best Christmas pictures in quite possibly the history of photos with Santa Claus.
Did you take your kids to visit Santa Claus this year? What was your favorite Santa Claus story for Christmas 2015?