A UK Santa is now on the Naughty List
A man playing Santa Claus landed on the naughty list after he disrupted a family event in Cambridgeshire in the U.K. by tearing off his beard and telling assembled kids to “get the f*** out.”
The Cambridge News reports organizers of the Father Christmas Grotto experience posted an apology for the outburst, which was apparently sparked when a fire alarm rang because of a smoke machine from a “family rave event.”
With the alarm ringing, the event’s Santa obliterated the fourth wall, and screamed and cursed to get people to heed the warning. “He came charging in, ripped his hat and beard off in front of 50-odd kids and started shouting and swearing at people to leave,” wrote one father, Adam Gaynor, on Facebook.
He added: “You should be ashamed of yourself acting like that in front of children. There is no way he should be allowed near a child.”
The performance certainly had echoes of Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa films.
One parent tried to console their kids about why Santa was acting “horrible” by saying, “We told our children he wasn’t the real Santa. He was an imposter and will be going on the naughty list.”