Running of the Santas

Triple Skeet

RunningoftheSantas.***
Feb 16, 2006
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9 years ago a group of about 30 guys from South Jersey / Philly decided to bar hop in Philadelphia while dressed like Santa Claus....from that little bar run, we now have....THIS:



If you live in or near one these cities please come out and join us, you will not regret it. Philly is still the granddaddy of em all.

www.RunningoftheSantas.com

www.Myspace.com/RunningoftheSantas

2007 RUNNING OF THE SANTAS is Saturday, December 15th
THE BIGGEST PUB CRAWL IN PHILLY RETURNS
www.RUNNINGOFTHESANTAS.COM
IT ALL STARTS AT 9:00am AT SHADY KATIES IN SOMERDALE, NJ. BEAT THE
CLOCK!!!

Here is the layout:
STAGE 1 - Noon-3pm
Shady Katies, Somerdale, NJ - Official FIRST STOP! PARTY STARTS AT
9:00AM!!
Public House, Center City
Blarney Stone, University City
Cavanaugh's, University City
Pour House, East Falls
Bayou, Manayunk
Paddy Whack's, Northeast
PJ Whelihans - Cherry Hill, Washington Township, and Maple Shade, NJ
Mad River, Old City

STAGE 2 - 3pm-6pm
FINNIGAN'S WAKE, 3RD AND SPRING GARDEN

6PM SHARP!! THE RUNNING OF THE SANTAS - Santas run from Finnigan's to
McFadden's, one block

STAGE 3 - 6pm-Close
THE NORTH POLE - McFadden's Philly, 461 N. 3rd Street
Winterfest - Heated Tent - Live Music by Mr. Greengenes and 3 other
bands - Hottest Santa Contest
 

OARADIOHOLE

Are you Local? This shop is for Local People!!
Aug 11, 2006
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Santa's "Ho, ho, ho" phrase could be derogatory

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http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58692

Christmas insanity: 'Ho, ho, ho' becomes 'Ha, ha, ha'
Controversy erupts over attempt to gag Santa's greeting

When kids hear Santa Claus bellow, "Ho, ho, ho," is their first thought prostitution?

That concern has prompted an attempt to gag the traditional greeting, and many Santas are now fighting back.

According to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Santas across Australia are rebelling against attempts to change their saying to a more politically correct, "ha, ha, ha."

It all started when the recruitment firm Westaff – which has offices both in the United States and Australia – told its Christmas trainees that the "ho, ho, ho" phrase could frighten children and possibly be derogatory to women.

"Westaff has been a provider of quality caring Santas for over 40 years," Westaff's national Santa coordinator Sari Hegarty wrote to stores via e-mail.

"Part of our advice to our Santas is that they should be mindful of children having their first Santa experience. We ask our Santas to try techniques such as lowering their tone of voice and using 'ha, ha, ha' to encourage the children to come forward and meet Santa. We wish you and your family a very merry Christmas."

The directions have prompted some Santa trainees to quit the program.

One told the Daily Telegraph he was taught not to use "ho, ho, ho" because it was too close to the American slang for prostitute.

"Gimme a break," said Julie Gale, head of the campaign against sexualizing children called Kids Free 2B Kids. "We are talking about little kids who do not understand that 'ho, ho, ho' has any other connotation and nor should they. Leave Santa alone."

Dr. Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation, called it the latest example of political correctness gone mad.

"There is no stronger tradition for children than Santa's ho, ho, ho," Tucci said.

At a Myer store, where Westaff also trains the fat men in red suit, Santa could not stop laughing about the suggestion.

"Myer has not directed our Santas to refrain from using 'ho, ho, ho' and believe the expression is an important Christmas tradition," a spokesman for Myer said.