It wouldn't be Christmas without at least one case of "Bad Santa," in which the big guy breaks character by swearing, getting liquored up or otherwise. The former occurred over the weekend in Cambridgeshire, England at an annual Father Christmas Grotto event.
According to local news site Cambridgeshire Live, the event -- which hosted around 50 kids and parents -- was held in the same building as a "family-friendly" rave. Unfortunately, smoke machines from the rave set off the fire alarm, sending Santa into a tizzy.
Rather than stay in character and help usher people out of the building, Santa "ripped off his hat and beard" and swore at the kids.
One mother, who wished to remain anonymous, recalled "steam literally coming from [Santa's] ears," as everyone tried to evacuate.
"He was shouting at people to leave, which is exactly what we were doing. Very strange behavior."
One boy was especially upset after witnessing Santa drop an F-bomb.
"My friend's little boy was upset as his dad was carrying him when Santa told them 'to get the f*** out,'" another parent said.
"We told our children he wasn’t the real Santa. He was an imposter and will be going on the naughty list."