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Santa Rips Off His Beard and Yells ‘Get the Fuck Out’ After Fire Alarm Goes Off

"He came charging in, ripped his hat and beard off in front of 50-odd kids and started shouting and swearing at people to leave."
Drew Schwartz

Absurd Photos of Experimental DIY Ornaments

Help yourself to these crafty seasonal hacks.
Jessica Pettway
Samantha Friend

Praise Gryla, a Terrifying Christmas Cannibal with 13 Deviant Sons

In Iceland, 54 percent of the population believe in elves and other paranormal beings. Grýla—who is believed to kidnap bad children and cook them into a soup—plagues them every year, as do her 13 Yule Lads.
Diana Tourjée
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Santa Claus is a black man, and he lives in New Orleans

NOLA residents have been going to Fred Parker, aka Chocolate Santa, for almost 40 years.
Dexter Thomas

People Sum Up the Worst Gifts They've Ever Received in Six Words

“A used copy of 'People' magazine.”
Anna Goldfarb

Last-Minute Foodie Gift Guide for Your Secret Santa Party

You got invited to a Secret Santa party and don't have any gifts to bring? Don't freak out. Here's a couple of quick solutions for your foodie friends!
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The Freaky, Fabulous Story of Marlena's, San Francisco's Santa-Studded Drag Bar

Marlena’s may be gone, but everyone has a story to tell about the most Christmassy drag bar—or draggiest Christmas bar—there ever was.
Mayukh Sen
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This Children's Book Is All About a Black, Gay Santa Claus

VICE sat down with author Daniel Kibblesmith to hear how 'Santa's Husband' came to be, and how folks are reacting to it.
VICE Staff
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Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Professional Santa

"Children still respect Santa. Drunks don't."
Rebecca Baden

The Netherlands Just Had Its Annual Holiday Fight over Blackface

We went inside a protest against "Zwarte Piet," the Netherlands' most problematic Christmas character.
Rokhaya Seck
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This Town Just Wants Its Toddler-Flipping, Tattooed Mall Santa Back

An army of Santa Scott's fans are outraged after a Pennsylvania mall told him to tone down his photoshoots.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Skydiving Santa Came to Town and Crash-Landed on a Florida Beach

And a crowd of horrified onlookers caught the whole thing on camera.
Drew Schwartz