Ho ho no: Santas brawl on NYC street

posted at 5:01 pm on December 16, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Over the weekend, we saw a lot of reminders about the SantaCon tradition in New York, which is remarkably similar to the St. Patrick’s Day tradition, only in elf costumes. Men dressed as Santas show up for an epic pub crawl, and later spread Christmas cheer and joy throughout the Big Apple in the form of, er, urine and vomit. Think of this as a Father Christmas flash mob, with no real leadership but a growing annual membership base.  Most New Yorkers want no part of SantaCon, but its participants insist that they’re entitled to assemble and celebrate just like everyone else.

And what happens when alcohol gets added to cliques and entitlement? Inevitably, this (via Breitbart, NSFW language):

A group of men wearing Santa suits got into a brawl near Union Square that was caught on video Saturday night, cops said.

“We’re looking into it,” said NYPD spokesman Sgt. Lee Jones said after the Daily News notified cops of the video that was posted on YouTube. “We don’t have any reported assaults right now. We know about it.”

I’m old enough to remember when Santa handed out lumps of coal, not lumps on a skull.

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Remember kids, ’tis better to give than to receive … especially when trading hooks and jabs.

M240H on December 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

I just want to know if any penguins were harmed in the production of this brawl.

Bitter Clinger on December 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Hey, what’s not to like about this??

It’s that time of the year…..people drinking to excess….

..people dressing up in Christmas outfits….

…a fat Penguin getting Sleighjacked in NYC…..

ToddPA on December 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I’m going to hell, because the first thing I thought when I saw this headline was, “Please tell me there’s a video.”

Meryl Yourish on December 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM

I was driving in Detroit about 10 years ago and saw the ice cream man standing out of his truck throwing rocks and screaming at the kids.

Flange on December 16, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Every time I see a guy sucker punch someone then run away when that same person then comes after them I pray karma is a real thing and that they get their’s soon.

That said, sloppy costumes…where were the beards?

nextgen_repub on December 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM

That was epic!

ElectricPhase on December 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM

‘Tis the season.

TarheelBen on December 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM

I’m old enough to remember when Santa handed out lumps of coal, not lumps on a skull.

We need to bring back the Krampus.

BigGator5 on December 16, 2013 at 5:20 PM

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Another marxist wet dream come true.

Murphy9 on December 16, 2013 at 5:21 PM

when I saw the headline I figured it was about dems emptying the treasury

DanMan on December 16, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Coming soon to SyFy…SantaNado.

HumpBot Salvation on December 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM

santathugs…

workingclass artist on December 16, 2013 at 5:33 PM

These goons are an insult to the tradition of Santa Claus, which was derived from Saint Nicholas, who handed out Christmas gifts to poor children.

If a guy wants to be Santa Claus, he should hand out gifts to children.

If he wants to beat up other guys, he should wear his normal clothes and leave Santa Claus and Christmas to the “nice” list.

Steve Z on December 16, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Occupy Santa’s Workshop

John the Libertarian on December 16, 2013 at 5:36 PM

What is the world coming to when packs of roving Santa start attacking each other like angry wolves…?

NeoKong on December 16, 2013 at 5:42 PM

How much vermouth was involved?

I’ll bet they were snarling louder than Moochelle when anyone dares approach her royal lobster cauldron.

viking01 on December 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM

I thought Allahpundit would be covering this story, Ed. It is his turf and I have a feeling he would be cheering them on.

Oh come on! I’m not the only person who enjoyed Bum Fights?

Blake on December 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

They bring a Nerf gun to the fight, we bring Jarts.

Cicero43 on December 16, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Santa fight makes Mardi Gras look downright respectable.

Happy Nomad on December 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Was that cozmo and Twerp in Santa suits?

SparkPlug on December 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

They bring a Nerf gun to the fight, we bring Jarts.

Cicero43 on December 16, 2013 at 5:58 PM

So funny. Jarts.

SparkPlug on December 16, 2013 at 6:01 PM

viking01 on December 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Lolz. You don’t want to be caught between Moochelle and her lobster prey. Could lose a limb.

SparkPlug on December 16, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Was that cozmo and ‘Twerp in Santa suits?

SparkPlug on December 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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listens2glenn on December 16, 2013 at 6:04 PM

From “Jingle All The Way“.

“I’m gonna deck your halls, bub.”

listens2glenn on December 16, 2013 at 6:14 PM

When I lived in NY city, I nary met a Santa that didn’t reak of booze. Even have seen a few pull out a pint and knock back a slug.

Maybe they are union obligated to maintain rosy cheaks.

wolly4321 on December 16, 2013 at 6:17 PM

It all started when one Santa pointed at another Santa’s wife and let out with just one “Ho!”.

whatcat on December 16, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I don’t know. All dem Santa’s looked white to me . . .

BigAlSouth on December 16, 2013 at 7:10 PM

POLICE: Who did it?

WITNESS: SANTA!!

POLICE: Describe him?

WITNESS: Dressed like santa!!!

POLICE: Any one else involved?

WITNESS: SANTA!!!!!!!!!!!

POLICE: Description??

=D

TX-96 on December 16, 2013 at 7:20 PM

NYC—what a sh*t pit. You can’t fix selfie enamored, moral dementia afflicted lib loving stupid…..the Santa brawl is just another tumor from that city’s cancer of the soul.

HatfieldMcCoy on December 16, 2013 at 9:51 PM

We need to bring back the Krampus.

BigGator5 on December 16, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Like this:

clancy_wiggum on December 17, 2013 at 1:34 AM

We need to bring back the Krampus.

BigGator5 on December 16, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Link fail. Like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7qLbJUPC10

clancy_wiggum on December 17, 2013 at 1:35 AM