And finally… grotty grotto

Furious parents branded a Christmas grotto Santa Claus a “disgrace” after he ripped off his beard and swore at children.

According to reports, the angry St Nick lost his temper after the fire alarm was triggered by a children’s rave in the same building.

He is said to have burst into the party, ripping off his hat and beard, and shouting “get the f*** out!” at around 50 bewildered kids, The Telegraph reports.

Organisers of the Father Christmas Grotto experience at the Corn Exchange in St Ives, Cambs, apologised for the incident.

FEST St Ives said it was sorry for “any offence or distress caused to parents and children”.

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