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25 Days of Shanghai Christmas: Dec 23 And the Prize for Worst Chinese Santa Goes to….

 It’s not hard to see that these Chinese Santas wouldn’t survive for five minutes when confronted with the average Saturday morning Christmas crowd at a local shopping centre back home. For a start, most of them seem pretty clueless when it comes to dealing with children, one even resorting to putting his empty toy sack over his head to drown out the cries of children desperate for another free toy. Or the fake rubber santa in his fake car – he looks slightly terrifying. Personally, I’m going for the thin and resigned santa, slumped in his chair and utterly defeated by this whole Christmas palaver.