'Bad Santa' Rips Off Beard And Tells Kids To Get The F*** Out

Christmas is a stressful time of year, putting up decorations, cooking a huge roast, traversing the perilous festive markets that set up camp for weeks on end, and then having to buy a bunch of presents for what seems like every man and his dog. It's a nightmare.

So think how tough it is for the big man, Santa Cause, he's constantly spinning plates; he's got to read every child's list, check if they're good or bad, make the presents, wrap them, and then fly around to everyone's house, squeeze down the chimney - which is just impractical - and deliver the things.

But one 'bad Santa' in Cambridgeshire let the festive period get the better of him when he ripped off his beard and told a crowd of children in a grotto to 'get the fuck out', leaving them in floods of tears.This is a Santa I can get on board with.

However, stunned parents didn't quite see it the same way, as they described how the incident began when a fire alarm was set off and the Father Christmas began showing some 'very strange behaviour', at the Corn Exchange grotto in St Ives.

Panicked mums and dads tried desperately to explain to their kids that there was something wrong with Santa - with one little lad left very upset after hearing him say 'fuck'.

To be fair, it's not quite what you expect.

The mortified mum said: "My children thankfully didn't take too much notice. They asked why Santa was being horrible after they heard the crowd outside talking about it.

"My friend's little boy was upset as his dad was carrying him when Santa told them 'to get the fuck out'.

"We told our children he wasn't the real Santa. He was an impostor and will be going on the naughty list."

According to the advert, the free grotto experience was meant to be a chance for the little ones to see Santa and his 'chief snowman' - didn't know that was a thing, personally - who would give them a present.

However, things quickly went south when the smoke alarm was triggered by a 'blow your whistle' rave event, which was being held downstairs.

And from here St Nick reportedly lost control, ripping off his costume and swearing repeatedly in front of around 50 children.

The organisers, Festival Events St Ives (FESt), have now apologised for the incident.

A spokesperson for FESt St Ives said: "Last Sunday during a family rave event (not a FESt event) in the Corn Exchange, St Ives, the fire alarms were activated by smoke in the Charter Hall.

"Santa was upstairs in his grotto, an event organised by Festival Events St Ives (FESt, a voluntary organisation), and immediately assisted in the evacuation of the building.

"FESt wish to apologise for any offence or distress caused to parents and children by their attempts to ensure all visitors and staff had exited the building and were safe."

Think this Santa is well and truly on the naughty list this year.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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