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Santa parade takes place in Almaty

A parade of a thousand Santas has taken place in Kazakhstan's Almaty ahead of the New Year's celebrations.

Santa parade takes place in Almaty
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Who shot Santa? Pellet gun hits man in red suit in Washington

A man dressed as Santa Claus was recovering after being shot in the back with a pellet gun Tuesday at a toy giveaway in Washington.

Who shot Santa? Pellet gun hits man in red suit in Washington
Pope marks first Christmas as crowds flock to Bethlehem
Pope marks first Christmas as crowds flock to Bethlehem

Pope Francis held his first Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican on Tuesday by highlighting the role played by humble shepherds in the Nativity, as thousands flocked to the historic site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem.

Pope marks first Christmas as crowds flock to Bethlehem
Santa cleared for entry to US: official
Santa cleared for entry to US: official

Santa Claus was officially cleared for entry into the United States on Monday as federal agriculture officials waived stringent livestock checks on his nine reindeer.

Santa cleared for entry to US: official
Merry Christmas! Two winning tickets announced in $636 mln US lottery
Merry Christmas! Two winning tickets announced in $636 mln US lottery

Who needs Santa Claus when you hold one of two winning tickets announced in the $636 million Mega Millions lottery in the United States?

Merry Christmas! Two winning tickets announced in $636 mln US lottery
Santa takes gourmet dinner to Japan nuclear evacuees
Santa takes gourmet dinner to Japan nuclear evacuees

When Santa arrived at a school hosting children who fled Japan's nuclear disaster, he brought the usual presents, but he also bore something a little less ordinary -- a gourmet Christmas dinner.

Santa takes gourmet dinner to Japan nuclear evacuees
Canada vows to defend Santa Claus
Canada vows to defend Santa Claus

Canada vowed Tuesday to defend the North Pole and Santa Claus, insisting the mythical figure is a citizen, after Russia ordered its military to step up its Arctic presence.

Canada vows to defend Santa Claus
Santa receives unwanted sack after outburst
Santa receives unwanted sack after outburst

A British Father Christmas has been suspended after allegedly telling children that Santa was not real and mentioning the recent US school massacre.

Santa receives unwanted sack after outburst

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