Safety Santa Screams Expletives to Save Children from Fire

Talk about a Ho-Ho No-No!  Last week in St. Ives, England, a Father Christmas Grotto event didn’t quite go as planned thanks to smoke machines from a separate event causing fire alarms to go off.

Old Saint Nick was doing his usual gig when the alarms began to sound, but he didn’t handle it the way you’d expect from such a jolly old fellow.   Although his intent should have landed him on the nice list, it wasn’t exactly interpreted that way.

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Santa Goes Super Nova

When the alarms went off, this Santa ripped off his snowy white beard and began screaming at the crowd of 50 guests to “get the f*ck out!”

This didn’t go over very well with some of the guests, considering they were parents of young children who were also in attendance.

“People were in the process of vacating the building and in came angry Santa swearing, using the most vile language, ripping off his hat and beard with steam literally coming from his ears.  Not too sure why he was so cross?” said one parent to the Sun UK News company.

He continued, “He was shouting at people to leave, which is exactly what we were doing.  Very strange behavior.”

In Santa’s Defense

Other parents had an opposing opinion:  “Surely evacuating the children was his main priority, “ said Sharon Bavister, a concerned parent.  “Yes, it was probably the smoke machine, but imagine if it wasn’t!”

The organizers, Festival Events St Ives, ended up using part of Bavister’s commentary in their official apology:

“Last Sunday during a family rave event (not a FESt event) in the Corn Exchange, St Ives, the fire alarms were activated by smoke in the Charter Hall.

Santa was upstairs in his grotto, an event organized by Festival Events St Ives (a voluntary organization) and immediately assisted in the evacuation of the building.

FESt wishes to apologize for any offence or distress caused to parents and children by the attempts to ensure all visitors and staff had exited the building and were safe.”

The event is expected to be rescheduled.