Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,747
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: santa

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • FORMER WALMART EMPLOYEE WORKED AS EASTER BUNNY, SANTA; BOND NOW AT $2M

    04/10/2018 1:45:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    WFMY News2 ^ | 4/09/18 | Carrie Hodgin
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A former Walmart employee who’s charged with sexually assaulting two boys also worked at the store as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. That’s according to a police report. Caleb Bowers, 20, appeared in court on Monday and was given a $2,000,000 bond. Bowers who’s from Trinity, was arrested after two separate incidents involving sexual assault inside the High Point Walmart store on South Main Street.
  • Adorable: President Trump and First Lady Melania Call Kids to Track Santa's Sleigh

    12/24/2017 7:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    It's Christmas eve and children around the world are anxiously waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer. President Trump and First Lady Melania, who are spending their Christmas at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, are also excited about his visit and made phones calls to children Sunday afternoon to track his progress through the North American Aerospace Defense Command [NORAD].  “What would you like more than anything?” President Trump asked a child named Casper from Virginia. “Building blocks, that’s what I’ve always liked too. I always loved building blocks. Well I predict Santa will bring you building blocks, so many...
  • Santa is moving to the South Pole because of global warming

    12/24/2017 1:25:44 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    Government of Canada ^ | 12/24/2017 | Canadian government
    Thanks to rising global temperatures, rapidly melting Arctic ice and growing human operations in the North, Santa Claus has signed an agreement with the International community to relocate his village next year to operate in an exclusive zone in the South Pole. Santa’s relocation agreement marks the first time that the international community agrees on a common legal definition of climate change that includes refugees as corporations, as well as individuals. This deal is expected to lead to the deployment of a global climate change refugee visa system that in the near future could help to more easily relocate individuals...
  • [Video] Funny: Smart kid figures out Santa is fake and he's mad. Parents are Busted!

    12/24/2017 10:20:12 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 14 December 2017 | self
    [Video] Funny: Smart kid figures out Santa is fake and he's mad. Parents are Busted! This kid busts out his detective skills and figures out his parents are the real Santa. Should he get coal this Christmas? Funny Christmas Video. Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b31Td-HTT8
  • Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)

    12/24/2017 3:14:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Norad Santa ^ | December 24, 2017 | Norad Santa
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)
  • The Night Before Christmas

    12/23/2017 9:36:42 AM PST · by V K Lee · 4 replies
    The Night Before Christmas (1946) Live Action Film & Animation The Night Before Christmas (1946) or "A Visit From St. Nicholas" Mostly live action with animated parts. Narrated tale of the perennial classic poem. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line) is a poem written by Clement Clarke Moore, first published anonymously in 1823. It is largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, including his physical appearance, the night of his visit, his mode of transportation, the number...
  • Pet owners bring their dogs, cats, turtles, hamsters, and even a KANGAROO to sit on Santa's lap

    12/20/2017 3:22:40 PM PST · by mairdie · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 December 2017 | Carly Stern
    Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph aren't the only animals that get to have their pictures taken with Santa. While most 'parents' bring their kids to the mall to take pictures with the jolly man from the North Pole, others take along their family pets for some very festive photos. And barring any allergies, this can mean a whole lot of upsides for Mr. Claus: Smokey the Cat is a lot less likely to throw a temper tantrum, Buddy the dog definitely won't ask for an Xbox, and Myrtle the turtle probably will not pick its...
  • Santa Is Putting Christmas On The Blockchain And Saving Billions

    12/14/2017 6:58:15 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-14-2017 | Juli
    So, you think that you know all there is to know about Christmas? Maybe you string enough lights on your roof to give Clark Griswald a run for his money. Maybe you can identify mistletoe and holly in the wild, chop down your own Christmas tree, and know exactly how many Hallmark Keepsake ornaments they’ve issued since 1973. You can rattle off all of Santa’s reindeer—backwards, starting with Rudolph and ending in Dasher, and know all the words to O’ Tannenbaum. Including all the verses. In German. You own White Christmas—which is indisputably the best Christmas movie ever—on Blu Ray,...
  • Archaeologists think they’ve found Santa’s bones

    12/07/2017 7:30:50 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies
    NY post.com ^ | 12/7/17 | By Mike Wehner, BGR
    Archaeologists think they’ve found Santa’s bones Santa season is here and on December 25 many young children will be tearing open gifts they believe were dropped off by an incredibly efficient delivery man who swooped down their chimneys and bestowed presents upon them. Santa, as children today think of him, is of course not real (sorry), but the mythical figure is based on what some believe was a real-life saint and now archaeologists believe they’ve got his bones. Researchers from Oxford University have been studying human remains that, legend says, are those of St Nicholas. Hailing from the fourth century,...
  • Santa Claus pays a visit to the kids at fire evacuation center in Ventura

    12/06/2017 9:08:32 AM PST · by rey · 2 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5 Dec 2017
    (Someone post picture, please) “I can’t help in the way firemen or the Red Cross does, but I can do this,” he said. Most of the children he spoke with told him about the Christmas toys they wanted, he said. One boy just wanted a long hug.
  • Skydiving Santa Crashes on Florida Beach While Bringing 'Elf on a Shelf' to Child

    12/05/2017 10:30:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dec 5, 2017
    A skydiving Santa looking to make a grand entrance while taking an Elf on the Shelf to a 9-year-old girl crashed into a tree and light pole before hitting a Florida beach and breaking his leg. News outlets say George Krokus was dressed as Santa Claus during a Saturday skydive to deliver toys to the Tampa Bay Beach Bums Operation Santa Charity Volleyball Tournament. Madison Spiers saw the crash and later found a note from the "elf" named Kristoff who visits her house during the holidays. It said, "As we were about to land this big tree jumped right out...
  • College spending $60k to turn computer lab into 'safe space

    11/29/2017 7:54:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 29, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Santa Monica College will move forward with a plan to transform a popular computer lab into a social justice center despite a petition signed by hundreds of students. According to The Stringer, the proposal to construct the Social Justice and Gender Equity Center was spearheaded by Dr. Nancy Grass, Dean of Student Life, and would cost a total of $500,000, including $60,000 for a “computer lab update.”
  • Looking for Christmas Song, Santa with a .45, or Santa Mugged

    11/12/2017 6:21:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Youtube at  tnoutdoors9 About 36 or 37 years ago, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I recall hearing a Christmas song over the radio. I would like to find it again. It was a rendition of Santa Clause is Coming to Town, but with a significant twist.  In the story line, Santa is mugged, and when he comes back, he comes prepared. As I recall, Santa comes to town armed with a .45. There are plays on "He knows who has been naughty and nice". I recall a memorable line about the reindeer.  Something like trample, trample,...
  • Santa Is a Gay Man in an Interracial Relationship in This New Picture Book

    03/31/2017 6:59:12 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 3-28-2017 | Melissa Chan
    The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.
  • SANTA is Gay

    A new picture book will depict Santa as a gay man in an interracial relationship, publisher Harper Design confirmed Tuesday. The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.
  • Man gets stuck in chimney, arrested for 77th time

    02/09/2017 5:20:07 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    KCRG.com ^ | 2/6/2017 | Staff
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) -- A man has been arrested, and booked into the same jail for the 77th time. According to police in Alexandria, Louisiana, officers responded to the report of a man stuck in the chimney of a business early Friday morning. Employees told officers that when they arrived at the business, they could hear a man yelling. They found he was stuck. While officers were in route, police say the man was able to free himself from the chimney. He then reportedly threw a brick at an employee before running from the store. Officers were soon able to...
  • God’s Greatest Gift Meets Humanity’s Most Desperate Need

    12/24/2016 8:10:09 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 8 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/24/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    We lie about Christmas, because the real meaning and message of Christmas makes us confront a frightening truth. Christmas means one thing and one thing only. As C.S. Lewis put it, Christmas is the story of how the rightful king has landed. When Jesus stood before Pilate, just prior to going to his execution, the Roman governor asked Him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” After some discussion Pilate concluded to Jesus, “You are a king, then!” Jesus answered him, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for...
  • Viral Story Of Boy Who Died In Santa’s Arms Begins To Unravel

    12/15/2016 2:49:35 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 65 replies
    CBS & CNN ^ | December 14 | Emanuella Grinberg and Tom Kludt
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — It was a story many wanted to believe: A terminally ill child gets his last wish to see Santa and dies in his arms. But the Tennessee newspaper that ran it first now says it can no longer stand by the account and now there’s conflicting reports as to whether this happened. The Knoxville News Sentinel story quickly went viral after it was published Sunday. USA Today republished the column, which was written by News Sentinel columnist Sam Venable. A host of national news outlets gave it additional coverage, including CNN, who spoke to Santa actor Eric...
  • Terminally ill child dies in Santa's arms

    12/12/2016 9:05:41 AM PST · by nickedknack · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 12, 2016 | Fox News
    A 60-year-old Tennessee man who spends time volunteering as Santa Claus at a local hospital granted a 5-year-old terminally ill boy his final wish this holiday season, and held him as he died in his arms. “I spent four years in the Army with the 75th Rangers, and I’ve seen my share of [stuff],” Eric Schmitt-Matzen told USA Today. “But I ran by the nurses’ station bawling my head off. I know nurses and doctors see things like that every day, but I don’t know how they can take it.”
  • Santa Fat-Shames Boy By Saying ‘Lay Off The Hamburgers And French Fries’

    12/07/2016 10:12:50 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/7/16 | David Moye
    What was supposed to be a happy visit with Santa left a bad taste in the mouth of a 9-year-old boy in North Carolina. That’s because the jolly old fat man reportedly shamed the child by telling him to “lay off the hamburgers and french fries,” local station WLOS TV reports. On Saturday, Anthony Mayse of Rutherfordton went to a Christmas event in nearby Forest City. The family enjoyed a carriage ride and ice skating before ending the night with a visit to Santa.