A man dressed as Santa Claus looks over some of the thousands of letters received at the Santa Claus Office located on the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong


Workers hang lights on a Christmas tree on the grounds of the White House in Washington, November 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Master confectioner Paul Wangler pipes chocolate eyes onto a chocolate Santa Claus figure in a patisserie in Poecking near Starnberg, southern Germany, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle


People sing carols to mark the start of the Christmas season on the day Christmas lights were turned on in Madrid November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Susana Vera


A worker waters poinsettia plants at the Serre des Iles greenhouse in Levis, November 17, 2009. Poinsettia is a popular Christmas plant that originated from Mexico and Guatemala. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger


Waiters dressed in Santa Claus costumes gesture as they welcome Christmas during a photo opportunity on a pub street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu


A man passes by an illuminated Santa Claus display at Berlin's main shopping mall Kurfuerstendamm, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz


A man takes photos of white and blue light emitting diodes (LED) used as Christmas decorations at Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Volunteers dressed as Santa Claus march through midtown Manhattan during the 107th Annual Parade of Sidewalk Santas in New York November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid


People ice skate at a Christmas market in Berlin November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood


A boy wears a mask while getting a gift from a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas lighting ceremony inside a hotel in Taipei November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Santa Christian

'Santa Christian' from Burundi takes part in the reindeer sledge competition during the Santa Claus winter games in Gaellivare, some 100km (62 miles) north of the arctic circle, in Sweden, November 29, 2009. The Santa Claus winter games is an annual event gathering Santa Clauses from all over the world competing for the title 'Santa Claus of the Year'. REUTERS/Kenneth Paulsson/Scanpix


About 1,800 people dressed in Santa costumes run down the main street in central Sydney November 29, 2009. Organizers of the Variety Club Santa Fun Run, in support of a children's charity, aim to build on Sunday's event and challenge the world record for people running dressed as Santa. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne


A T-shirt depicting Santa Claus is on display in the streets of Kabul November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen


Men dressed as Santa Claus use an escalator after a meeting of the rent-a-Santa Claus service organised by the jobcafe.de at Munich's Universitiy November 23, 2009. The job center at the University in Munich organize the rent-a-Santa Claus service each year for Christmas. REUTERS/Michael Dalder


A confetti snow storm closes the Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles November 29, 2009. REUTERS/Phil McCarten


Actor Jim Carrey gestures to photographers as he arrives for the world premiere of A Christmas Carol at Leicester Square in London November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville


A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 15, 2009. The event will be held until December 25, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao


People walk near trees illuminated with Christmas lights at Under den Linden, near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter