During the holiday season, Santa Claus gets his fair share of media coverage. He seems to be everywhere – in the malls, local parades, on Twitter and even in the news.
Seems like a lot of running around for a guy who will circle the globe in 24 hours, handing out presents to children in a couple of weeks… especially for someone who is hundreds of years old!
So it may not have been all that surprising to some when, last week, Norway’s largest daily newspaper ran the jolly old elf’s obituary.
But, as you may have guessed, it wasn’t real. As reported by The Guardian, the newspaper clarified by saying: “An error in Aftenposten’s internal procedures led to a fictional obituary of Santa Claus [being] published in our digital systems.”
Thankfully Santa is alive and well, and he’s even taken his health in hand and decided to become more fashionable, care of Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, Ont.
And what’s even better, for every selfie posted to social media using the hashtag#YorkdaleFashionSanta, Yorkdale Mall is donating $1 to Toronto’s Sick Kids Foundation.
— April (@ReignOfApril) December 8, 2015
— Dani Stover (@danigray) December 8, 2015