Happy Holidays to you and yours from Who2. To celebrate the season, we present to you a gallery of photos of Santa Claus with animals, animals dressed as Santa Claus, and other offbeat moments with the jolly old elf.
Yes, it’s “Panda Claus.” Zookeepers in Jinan, China serve up a feast of fruit, bamboo, and corn bread (?) in to Mo-Mo the panda.
Santa meets Grumpy Cat at the Hollywood Christmas Parade of 2015. Whatever they do to keep that cat frowning, it really works.
Jolly old St. Nicholas visited Mshindi, a male black rhinoceros at the Denver Zoo, a few Christmases back. (Sadly, Mshindi passed away just a few months ago. We’ll miss you, pal!)
Blast from the past! Remember Mister Ed, the allegedly talking horse? Here he is in 1961 with co-stars Connie Hines and Alan Young. We’ll go out on a limb and call this the least convincing phony beard ever — even less convincing than the zookeeper beards of Jinan, China.
Santa with a stuffed teddy bear! A few years back the web service PhotoBox surveyed children, who said they thought Santa spent January napping with his teddy bear to rest up from his Christmas Eve efforts.
Here’s Santa with donut-licking animal Ariana Grande at Christmas last year. “My behavior was very offensive and I apologized,” she said after Donutgate this year, a sentiment Santa surely appreciated.
Here’s Santa on a hog (well, a “hog”) on the annual Santa ride for charity in Turin, Italy. The event is called “Un Babbo Natale in Moto,” naturally, and this year attracted 15,000 Santas.
Santa bungee jumping? Santa bungee jumping. It happens every year in Asparuhovo, Bulgaria.
Happy holidays from Who2!