Gregory Gull Jr., dressed as Santa, throws fresh snow in the air in Crested Butte, Colorado, on December 20, 2012. Over 32 inches of snow fell on the mountains during the past seven days. (AP Photo/Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Nathan Bilow)


A reindeer lines up outside 10 Downing Street as a party is hosted for sick children on December 17, 2012 in London, England. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)


An actress dressed as the Christkind poses in a Deutsche Post retail outlet in Engelskirchen, Germany on December 20, 2012. Each year, the Christkind answers some 150,000 letters from around the world via Deutsche Post. (AP Photo/Sascha Schuermann)


People react to a snow machine as they gather to look at Christmas lights that adorn a house in Melksham, England, on December 8, 2012. The lights, a popular festive attraction, have returned to the town after a two-year absence and have raised thousands of pounds for charity for a local hospice, Dorothy House. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


Capitol Hill police check an unidentified man dressed as Santa Claus with a metal detector as he enters the U.S. Capitol on his way to Speaker of the House John Boehner's office in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2012. The man was working with the group Catholics United, and wanted to urge Speaker of the House John Boehner to pass pending "fiscal cliff" legislation before Christmas. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)


A 14-foot Christmas tree appears to be crashing through the roof of a one-story house in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, on December 20, 2012. Homeowner Patrick Kruger created the illusion of the tree crashing through the roof by cutting a 14-foot tree into two pieces and attaching the top six-foot section is to a piece of plywood that's bolted to the roof. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


Michael Sciaraffo, costumed as Santa Claus, makes a toy delivery to a home in the Bell Harbor neighborhood of New York, on December 18, 2012. Using Facebook, Sciaraffo started a charitable enterprise to collect and personally deliver toys to children affected by Superstorm Sandy, dressed as Santa. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


Workers collect orders at's fulfillment center in Rugeley, England, on December 11, 2012 (Reuters/Phil Noble)


Visitors walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge decorated in Christmas lights in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 10, 2012. Originally built in 1889, the bridge stretches 135 meters across and 70 meters above the Capilano River. (Reuters/Andy Clark)


Adriana Leiss and her daughters Gabriella and Amelia replace burned out light bulbs on their 1965 Chevy pick-up truck decorated for Christmas at their house, on what is known as "Candy Cane Lane" in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles, on December 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)


Eric Marshall sets up his Christmas lights on his house in Bagby, England, on December 17, 2012. Eric spends 3 weeks each year setting up the display which runs throughout December to the 12th night and raises funds for the local church. Eric has raised nearly £20,000 over the past 20 years when he started out with one Santa and sleigh. (Reuters/Nigel Roddis)


Cape penguins and an aquarium keeper dressed in Christmas themed costumes take part in a Christmas event at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, on December 19, 2012. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)


Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus work during an event promoting Christmas at a hotel in the business district of Tokyo, on December 20, 2012. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)


Runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits compete in the Santa Dash in Liverpool, England, on December 2, 2012. Over 8,000 people were expected to compete in the annual event which is run over a 5km course. (Reuters/Phil Noble)


Valery Kokoulin, 47, dressed as Santa Claus, rings a bell on his self-made yacht to mark the ending of the sailboat season, as the air temperature dropped to minus 23 degrees of Celsius (minus 9.4 degrees Fahrenheit), on the Yenisei River, outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, on December 7, 2012. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)


The 80th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York City, on November 28, 2012. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)


Harry Jackson, 13, the head chorister at St Paul's Cathedral School sings Christmas carols inside the Cathedral in central London, on December 10, 2012. Christmas is a busy time of year for the choir who will sing to over 20,000 people over the season. (Reuters/Andrew Winning)


A Christmas tree stands in front of the Al-Amin mosque in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on December 18, 2012. (Reuters/Jamal Saidi)


In this combination of two images the interior of Salisbury Cathedral is illuminated by trails of candles carried by choristers during the annual "darkness to light" advent procession on December 1, 2012 in Salisbury, England. The service -- which begins with the medieval cathedral in total darkness and silence before the Advent Candle is lit at the West End -- is one of the most popular services of the liturgical year. The annual advent service, which takes place over three nights and is seen by several thousand people, is a mix of music and readings during which two great candlelit processions move around the different spaces in the 750-year-old building which, by the end, is illuminated by almost 1,300 candles. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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