Crazy Santa Clauses in China

As a western holiday, Christmas is still novel to the Chinese. But unfamiliarity doesn′t deter people′s love of Santa Claus and they came up with various ideas to have fun at this joyful time of year.

Let us look at how Chinese Santa Clauses prepare for Christmas in bizzare and adventurous ways.

Santa Clauses in swimsuits welcome Christmas

Members of a winter swimming association, dressed up as Santa Claus, pretend to eat pieces of ice while swimming in cold water to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, in Shenyang, Northeast China′s Liaoning province on Dec 22, 2014. Photo: Asianewsphoto

Forget about the traditional Santa Claus who wears a warm Christmas suit. These Chinese Santa Claus swimmers show off their toned bodies in swimsuits.

More than 30 members of the Shenyang winter swimming association, dressed in Santa Claus swimsuits, swam in cold water or danced on an icy lake to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, in Shenyang, Northeast China′s Liaoning province on Dec 22, 2014.

How about skiing with a group of Santa Clausettes in underwear?

A female member of a winter swimming association, dressed up as Santa Claus, dances with a Taiji fan on an icy lake to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, in Shenyang, Northeast China′s Liaoning province on Dec 22, 2014. Photo: Asianewsphoto

Beauties, dressed in Santa Claus style underwear, ski at a ski resort in Yuzhou, Central China′s Henan province on Dec 23. Photo: CFP

Santa Claus beauties ski for Christmas

Ten beauties, dressed in Santa Claus style underwear, ski at the subzero temperature of -1 degrees Celcius at a ski resort in Yuzhou, Central China′s Henan province on Dec 23. Audiences applauded these beauties, as they braved the cold to create a hot Christmas sensation against the chill.

They are not the only ones who challenge themselves to celebrate Christmas. In our next story, a Santa Claus in a scenic spot shares Christmas cheer by risking his life a hundred meters in the air.

Beauties, dressed in Santa Claus style underwear, stand on a conveyer belt uphill at a ski resort in Yuzhou, Central China′s Henan province on Dec 23. Photo: Chinanews.com

Santa Claus on a zip line gives gifts to passengers in cable cars at a scenic spot in Pingjiang county, Hunan province, on Dec 21, 2014. Photo: IC

Santa Claus gives gifts by zip line

In a scenic spot in Pingjiang county, Central China′s Hunan province, a staff member dressed as Santa Claus gave gifts to passengers in cable cars by traveling on a zip line on Dec 21, 2014, just days before Christmas.

Didn′t he learn a lesson from the 19 Santa Clauses in capital Changsha, who almost squeezed themselves to death by carpooling into a single sedan?

Santa Claus travels on a zip line in a scenic spot in Pingjiang county, Hunan province, on Dec 21, 2014. Photo: IC

18 participants of the competition stand around the car, in Changsha, capital of Central China′s Hunan province, on Dec 18, 2014. Photo: Xinhua

19 Santa Clauses pile into car

In a competition held in Changsha, capital of Central China′s Hunan province, 19 young men and women dressed in Santa Claus costumes managed to cram themselves into one car on Dec 18, 2014.

The competition, which challenged people to fit the maximum number of people into a car, was held to celebrate the upcoming Christmas.

It seems that to share happiness among people is not enough for the next Santa Clauses, who try to show kindness to our animal friends.

Participants cram themselves into a car, in Changsha, capital of Central China′s Hunan province, on Dec 18, 2014. Photo: IC

Monkeys are scared away at the sight of a zookeeper who dressed up as Santa Claus at the Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, Yunnan province on Dec 22, 2014. Photo: ecns.cn

Monkeys receive Christmas treat

A zookeeper, dressed as Santa Claus, brought a bag of gifts and gave a Christmas treat to monkeys at the Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, Yunnan province on Dec 22, 2014. The sealed gift box, filled with monkey-friendly snacks, proved a challenge to the monkeys until it was squished under a monkey′s hip and the food was grabbed in an instant .

Are you ready to give a Christmas surprise to those who you love most? Hope your story will make it to our crazy Santa Claus list next time!

A zookeeper dressed as Santa Claus feeds monkeys at the Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, Yunnan province on Dec 22, 2014. Photos: Ecns.cn

Monkeys unwrap their Christmas gift from "Santa Claus" at the Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, Yunnan province on Dec 22, 2014.


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