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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 21st November, 2018)

Santa


Santa
Wigan Santa Parade Sunday 18th November 2018

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-Pro2)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 21st November 2018 at 08:03

He makes a brilliant Father Christmas, doesn't he?! Lovely!

Comment by: Rosie G on 21st November 2018 at 09:17

Yes, he does, but he's still far too early.....

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st November 2018 at 10:18

I agree, Rosie! It gets earlier and earlier and by the time it arrives, everyone is fed up of it! But at least it's still "Christmas" here and not "The Holidays"! That's something it never will be for me!

Comment by: RON HUNT on 21st November 2018 at 12:24

It's KRIS KRINGLE from COLE'S DEPARTMENT STORE...

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st November 2018 at 12:45

Irene my brother has lived in the US for years, he has rebelled against the.... Happy Holidays....greeting & insists he get cards which wish everyone....A Merry Christmas !

Comment by: Anne on 21st November 2018 at 12:56

Also HAPPY Christmas has crept in. I can't/don't ever remember wishing anyone a HAPPY Christmas, always a MERRY Christmas and a HAPPY new year.
Lovely picture but not just now.... please.

Comment by: Gary on 21st November 2018 at 13:15

A bit of a spectacle!

Comment by: Ebenezer on 21st November 2018 at 13:26

Bah Humbug!!

Comment by: Richard Myers on 21st November 2018 at 14:26

Santa/Satan!

Comment by: Rosie G on 21st November 2018 at 14:49

Yes Irene, you are right, it does seem to be thrust upon us earlier every year ! I I was thinking about when we used to make decorations at primary school(coloured paper rings, threaded together) to festoon the classrooms. You knew Christmas was almost here then. It was probably only in the last 2 weeks before Christmas. Also, considering that we hardly had any labour-saving devices, everyting got done. Having said all that, I love it when Christmas is here.

Comment by: Mick on 21st November 2018 at 15:56

Hes got a mucky looking glove, and cuff on his jacket.
But its still a cracking photo of a merry looking father christmas, Im sure the young children will be amazed at seeing him arriving in Wigan

Comment by: Veronica on 21st November 2018 at 16:18

Santa ( Saint Nicholas) Clause... The true meaning of Christmas is beng overlooked these days. I must say it's far too soon it's not even Advent until December...

Comment by: Alan lad on 21st November 2018 at 19:03

Looks the part for sure.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st November 2018 at 19:05

Well done to your brother, Helen! Lovely memories of Christmas at primary school, Rosie!

Comment by: Ken R on 21st November 2018 at 20:50

Great photo. How much did they pay you Mick to be Santa for a day, where's the bike?

Comment by: Beryl on 21st November 2018 at 21:16

I had to do a double take as I to thought it was Kriss Kringle - what an excellent looking Father Christmas.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st November 2018 at 22:06

Anne, I think The Queen has always said, "A Happy Christmas To You All" in her Christmas speech, (We don't usually watch it so I can't be sure).

Comment by: britboy on 21st November 2018 at 22:52

having lived in the usa 18yrs I still hate "happy holidays".
I always look for "Merry Christmas" cards to send to the UK.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd November 2018 at 07:48

Well done, britboy!

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