Walmart Canada is apologizing for a sweater design depicting a bug-eyed but ecstatic Santa Claus with arms outstretched standing in front of a table of what appears to be three lines of cocaine powder, otherwise known as "snow" or "nose candy."

The suggestive caption to this sweater reads, "Let it snow."


"I want it," tweeted someone in response to the trick.

Walmart didn't find the sweater funny at all, however. It quickly pulled the adults-only Christmas sweater plus other objectionable seasonal sweaters from its website. Walmart isn't explaining how the Santa coke sweats even made it to its Canadian website in the first place.

“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” said a Walmart spokesperson to Global News Canada.

"We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused.”

The product description also leads one to believe the three white lines mean only one thing.

“We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole. That’s why Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.”

Twitter and social media exploded in unison at the Santa Cocaine sweater.

"The blatant disrespect towards Christmas has truly gotten out of hand; I’ll take a medium," tweeted someone in a sly joke.

"Walmart has pulled a Christmas sweater from its shelves featuring Santa Claus doing cocaine, along will all its 'Rudolph the white-nosed Reindeer' merchandise," tweeted someone.

"Really Walmart? It’s better than milk and cookies," said another.

One user joked the cocaine is what keeps Santa up all night on Christmas, "So... That's how he goes all night." Another added, "GURL, one night a year isn’t gonna hurt him."

Of course, someone had to say the obvious: "How do you think Santa stays up all night, delivering toys all around the world? It’s the cocaina."

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