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Shoot a Santa for Christmas.

Posted by Big John on November 30, 2011

Many years ago when I used to take my daughter to see Father Christmas, I was always a little embarrassed when she would ask for a boy’s toy, for she was not big on dolls and the like, so she usually walked away with a toy pistol or rifle. I was reminded of this when I read this “Only in America” story. 

I also read that, in this country, if anyone wants a job as a Santa in a store or mall this Christmas they will have to be vetted in case they have a record for child molesting. Well I can’t see them including it on their ‘CV’ can you ?

OK, I know that paedophilia is a serious subject, but I have to smile a little when I see it reported that children can no longer sit on Santa’s knee just in case some pervert has slipped through the security net, and is intent on doing a bit of groping in the grotto.

Personally I think that ‘nonces’ should be recruited as Santas, and then be packed off to Arizona, where I’m sure the parents at Scottsdale’s gun club could use a few live moving targets.

Blimey! No wonder the bloke in the red suit and long white beard in the gun club photos…

… is looking so nervous ! 


2 Responses to “Shoot a Santa for Christmas.”

  1. Grannymar said

    Time to scrap Christmas and begin all over again!

  2. Rummuser said

    I shall be politically correct and not comment. I had the mortification of being a Santa and came in a procession on an elephant. My then 3 year old son, would have nothing to do with me!

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