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It's Santa season

A man dressed as a Santa Claus waves as he takes part in the traditional Christmas bath in Nice, south-eastern France, on Dec 15, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A man dressed as a Santa Claus waves as he takes part in the traditional Christmas bath in Nice, south-eastern France, on Dec 15, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A member of the special police force dressed in a Santa suit descends from the roof of a paediatric clinic in Ljubljana, as part of a Christmas performance for patients of the clinic, on Dec 18, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A member of the special police force dressed in a Santa suit descends from the roof of a paediatric clinic in Ljubljana, as part of a Christmas performance for patients of the clinic, on Dec 18, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Runners dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in the annual 10km Corrida Of Issy-les-Moulineaux footrace in Issey-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, on Dec 15, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Runners dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in the annual 10km Corrida Of Issy-les-Moulineaux footrace in Issey-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, on Dec 15, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A man dressed as Santa Claus drives his Fiat 500 during a charity event to support children at Regina Margherita hospital in Turin, on Dec 1, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A man dressed as Santa Claus drives his Fiat 500 during a charity event to support children at Regina Margherita hospital in Turin, on Dec 1, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Runners gather at the start line for the annual Santa Speedo Run, a charity race through the streets of the Back Bay neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, on Dec 14, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Runners gather at the start line for the annual Santa Speedo Run, a charity race through the streets of the Back Bay neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, on Dec 14, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Revellers dressed as Santa Claus run in a park during the SantaCon event in New York, on Dec 14, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Revellers dressed as Santa Claus run in a park during the SantaCon event in New York, on Dec 14, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Revellers dressed as Santa Claus ride the subway during SantaCon in New York, on Dec 14, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Revellers dressed as Santa Claus ride the subway during SantaCon in New York, on Dec 14, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A man dressed as Santa Claus pets dolphins at the Marineland Aquatic Park as part of Christmas holiday season preparations in Antibes, south-eastern France, on Dec 12, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A man dressed as Santa Claus pets dolphins at the Marineland Aquatic Park as part of Christmas holiday season preparations in Antibes, south-eastern France, on Dec 12, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A man dressed as Santa Claus skates on an ice rink across from the Eiffel Tower as part of the Christmas holiday season preparations, in Paris, on Dec 12, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
A man dressed as Santa Claus skates on an ice rink across from the Eiffel Tower as part of the Christmas holiday season preparations, in Paris, on Dec 12, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Alexis Libaste, 3, of Henderson, Nevada, looks at Santa Claus with her mother Ashley Libaste at the Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 8, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Alexis Libaste, 3, of Henderson, Nevada, looks at Santa Claus with her mother Ashley Libaste at the Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 8, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Santa Claus waves as he rides on his float down Central Park West during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, on Nov 28, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Santa Claus waves as he rides on his float down Central Park West during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, on Nov 28, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Competitors dressed up as Father Christmas run in the 10km so-called Nikolaus Run (Santa Claus Run) in the east German town of Michendorf, some 40km south-west of Berlin, on Dec 8, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Competitors dressed up as Father Christmas run in the 10km so-called Nikolaus Run (Santa Claus Run) in the east German town of Michendorf, some 40km south-west of Berlin, on Dec 8, 2013.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - From SantaCon to scuba Santas, tis the season for the jolly old man to appear.