Monday, December 31, 2012

Silly Santas with a 2012 send-off

Happy New Year!
I know in some parts of the world, it is already a New Year!

'The Journey Begins' partial of painting by
Scott Gustafson,
one of my favorite painters!

I thought perhaps we all needed some silliness to end the old year,
and start off the New Year with a big bang smile!!

colorized vintage clip

and who better to chuckle with, than Santa Claus?!

shopping mall in Hong Kong, 2011 photo cred: Laurent Fievet

So, get your grin on, and let's have some

Santa Fun Around the World!!

Hurrah! Hurrah for the Christmas Ship!
c. 1914
vintage song sheet cover, courtesy of Indiana Music Library

Santa - Old and New!

Siam Ocean World in Bangkok, Santa swimming with leopard sharks
2012 photo cred: Sukree Sukplang

a vintage Christmas card

students in Chandigarh North India, 2012
photo cred: Ajay Verma

vintage clip, courtesy of Dover Books

Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011

a Christmas card...

David Hasselhoff, 60yrs. old, Southport, England
photo  cred: Solent News/SplashNews

a vintage Christmas card

Santa Claus Fun Run for charities 2012,
Greenwich Park, London, Great Britain
photo cred: Suzanne Plunkett

vintage Santa clip

Yokohama, Japan 2011
Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Aquarium
cred:Itsuo Inouye

bookmakers, ltd.

Marineland Aquatic Park, Antibes, France 2012
photo cred: Eric Gaillard

courtesy Dover Books

Queen Victoria building, Sydney, Australia, 2011
photo cred: Greg Wood

vintage Christmas card

Volunteers of America Sidewalk Santa 109th March
Sidewalk Santa Parade, New York, 2011

vintage Christmas clip

Santa feeding Khudsiah, a giant Blotched Fantail Ray,
Aquaria, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

'Up, Up and Away!" painting by Scott Gustafson

Scottsdale, Arizona USA Gun Club posing with Santa
photo cred: Joshua Lott

Paper Doll Fun, courtesy of OrigamiBears, 2012

Storkow, Germany, 2011
designer Didi Senft, photo cred: Thomas Peter

cropped graphics from vintage song sheet cover
"The Story Santa Claus Told"
courtesy of Indiana Music Libraries

Santa Speedo Run, Boston Massachusetts, USA
photo cred: Brian Snyder

vintage clip from

Yongin, South Korea promotional event, 2011
photo cred: Jo Yong Hak

c. 1914 vintage song sheet cover, courtesy Indiana Music Libraries

and to all, a goodnight...

"Saint Nicholas in his study"
painting by Scott Gustafson

Merry Christmas,
and a very Happy New Year!


costumes, central Beijing market, China, 2011
photo cred: David Gray

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