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A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume gives a performance at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume gives a performance at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
This Dec. 3, 2019, photo shows Adam Black having his photo taken with Santa Claus in Napakiak, Alaska. The Alaska National Guard brought its Operation Santa Claus to the western Alaska community, which is being severely eroded by the nearby Kuskokwim River. AP
This Dec. 3, 2019, photo shows Adam Black having his photo taken with Santa Claus in Napakiak, Alaska. The Alaska National Guard brought its Operation Santa Claus to the western Alaska community, which is being severely eroded by the nearby Kuskokwim River. AP
A runner dressed as Santa Claus walks past soldiers before the start of the Christmas Corrida Race in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, December 15, 2019. Reuters
A runner dressed as Santa Claus walks past soldiers before the start of the Christmas Corrida Race in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, December 15, 2019. Reuters
Participants take part in the 2019 Toronto Santa Speedo Run in Toronto, Canada, Dec. 14, 2019. Dozens of participants dressed in bathing suits and Santa Claus hats took part in this annual event on Saturday to raise money for sick kids. Xinhua
Participants take part in the 2019 Toronto Santa Speedo Run in Toronto, Canada, Dec. 14, 2019. Dozens of participants dressed in bathing suits and Santa Claus hats took part in this annual event on Saturday to raise money for sick kids. Xinhua
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up as a Christmas character and visit bars around the city. AFP
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up as a Christmas character and visit bars around the city. AFP
Children seen during a parade of people dressed as Father Frost [Russian equivalent of Santa Claus] in the town of Rybinsk. TASS
Children seen during a parade of people dressed as Father Frost [Russian equivalent of Santa Claus] in the town of Rybinsk. TASS
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up in holiday costumes and visit bars around the city. AFP
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up in holiday costumes and visit bars around the city. AFP
Skiers dressed up as Santa Clause participate in the annual Santa Sunday charity fundraiser skiing event at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine on December 8, 2019. - Money raised goes towards the River Fund Charity, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation. AFP
Skiers dressed up as Santa Clause participate in the annual Santa Sunday charity fundraiser skiing event at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine on December 8, 2019. - Money raised goes towards the River Fund Charity, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation. AFP
A costumed Santa Claus arrives at a Christmas fair in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Hundreds of children waited in line with their parents to meet Santa Claus and receive a lollypop at the fair downtown the Romanain capital. AP
A costumed Santa Claus arrives at a Christmas fair in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Hundreds of children waited in line with their parents to meet Santa Claus and receive a lollypop at the fair downtown the Romanain capital. AP
A man dressed as Santa Claus (Father Christmas) interacts with children in a house that belongs to Serge Hennebel, nicknamed 'Elf Serge' and has been transformed into a Christmas village adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium December 7, 2019 . Reuters
A man dressed as Santa Claus (Father Christmas) interacts with children in a house that belongs to Serge Hennebel, nicknamed 'Elf Serge' and has been transformed into a Christmas village adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium December 7, 2019 . Reuters
Belarusians dressed as Santa Clauses swim in a kayak during country's Santa Run in Minsk, Belarus December 14, 2019. Reuters
Belarusians dressed as Santa Clauses swim in a kayak during country's Santa Run in Minsk, Belarus December 14, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, surfs at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, surfs at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, greets children at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, greets children at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
A charity worker wearing a Santa Claus costume jumps out of an abandoned train carriage after delivering Christmas presents to a poor family on the outskirts of Brasov, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. AP
A charity worker wearing a Santa Claus costume jumps out of an abandoned train carriage after delivering Christmas presents to a poor family on the outskirts of Brasov, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. AP
 A man dressed as Santa Claus walks near a Christmas market in Dresden, Germany, 11 December 2019. EPA
A man dressed as Santa Claus walks near a Christmas market in Dresden, Germany, 11 December 2019. EPA


A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume gives a performance at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume gives a performance at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
This Dec. 3, 2019, photo shows Adam Black having his photo taken with Santa Claus in Napakiak, Alaska. The Alaska National Guard brought its Operation Santa Claus to the western Alaska community, which is being severely eroded by the nearby Kuskokwim River. AP
This Dec. 3, 2019, photo shows Adam Black having his photo taken with Santa Claus in Napakiak, Alaska. The Alaska National Guard brought its Operation Santa Claus to the western Alaska community, which is being severely eroded by the nearby Kuskokwim River. AP
A runner dressed as Santa Claus walks past soldiers before the start of the Christmas Corrida Race in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, December 15, 2019. Reuters
A runner dressed as Santa Claus walks past soldiers before the start of the Christmas Corrida Race in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, December 15, 2019. Reuters
Participants take part in the 2019 Toronto Santa Speedo Run in Toronto, Canada, Dec. 14, 2019. Dozens of participants dressed in bathing suits and Santa Claus hats took part in this annual event on Saturday to raise money for sick kids. Xinhua
Participants take part in the 2019 Toronto Santa Speedo Run in Toronto, Canada, Dec. 14, 2019. Dozens of participants dressed in bathing suits and Santa Claus hats took part in this annual event on Saturday to raise money for sick kids. Xinhua
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up as a Christmas character and visit bars around the city. AFP
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up as a Christmas character and visit bars around the city. AFP
Children seen during a parade of people dressed as Father Frost [Russian equivalent of Santa Claus] in the town of Rybinsk. TASS
Children seen during a parade of people dressed as Father Frost [Russian equivalent of Santa Claus] in the town of Rybinsk. TASS
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up in holiday costumes and visit bars around the city. AFP
Revellers gather for the start of the Annual SantaCon Bar Crawl at Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square, on December 14, 2019, in New York. - SantCon is an event where people make donations to charitable causes and dress up in holiday costumes and visit bars around the city. AFP
Skiers dressed up as Santa Clause participate in the annual Santa Sunday charity fundraiser skiing event at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine on December 8, 2019. - Money raised goes towards the River Fund Charity, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation. AFP
Skiers dressed up as Santa Clause participate in the annual Santa Sunday charity fundraiser skiing event at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine on December 8, 2019. - Money raised goes towards the River Fund Charity, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation. AFP
A costumed Santa Claus arrives at a Christmas fair in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Hundreds of children waited in line with their parents to meet Santa Claus and receive a lollypop at the fair downtown the Romanain capital. AP
A costumed Santa Claus arrives at a Christmas fair in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Hundreds of children waited in line with their parents to meet Santa Claus and receive a lollypop at the fair downtown the Romanain capital. AP
A man dressed as Santa Claus (Father Christmas) interacts with children in a house that belongs to Serge Hennebel, nicknamed 'Elf Serge' and has been transformed into a Christmas village adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium December 7, 2019 . Reuters
A man dressed as Santa Claus (Father Christmas) interacts with children in a house that belongs to Serge Hennebel, nicknamed 'Elf Serge' and has been transformed into a Christmas village adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium December 7, 2019 . Reuters
Belarusians dressed as Santa Clauses swim in a kayak during country's Santa Run in Minsk, Belarus December 14, 2019. Reuters
Belarusians dressed as Santa Clauses swim in a kayak during country's Santa Run in Minsk, Belarus December 14, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, surfs at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, surfs at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, greets children at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, greets children at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, hometown of WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. Reuters
A charity worker wearing a Santa Claus costume jumps out of an abandoned train carriage after delivering Christmas presents to a poor family on the outskirts of Brasov, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. AP
A charity worker wearing a Santa Claus costume jumps out of an abandoned train carriage after delivering Christmas presents to a poor family on the outskirts of Brasov, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. AP
 A man dressed as Santa Claus walks near a Christmas market in Dresden, Germany, 11 December 2019. EPA
A man dressed as Santa Claus walks near a Christmas market in Dresden, Germany, 11 December 2019. EPA


Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr

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