Friday, December 12, 2008

it would be simply charming

If you see a lot of people in Santa suits on Saturday, blame The Cacophony Society. Apparently even Knoxville is important enough to rate an invasion of Kris Kringles. The event is known as Santacon and is supposed to happen in dozens of cities tomorrow including New York and Nashville. Washington and Los Angeles had their Santacons last weekend.

All of this might have slipped under my radar if not for Susan Olsen. She often talked about the Cacophony when we worked together at the Comedy World Radio Network.

The concept apparently started in 1994 with a bunch of people in cheap Santa suits partying and making mayhem. My guess is that they took some inspiration from the scene in "Miracle on 34th Street" where the real Santa kicks the drunk Santa out of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It certainly looks like there might be a bit of drinking involved at Santacon. I mean they need to stay warm, right?

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