Tonight one of the trending items in your Facebook sidebar might have been “Justin Bieber takes selfie with Fashion Santa.” Now, I don’t give a hell about Justin Bieber. Not even one. But I had to click, because what the crap is a Fashion Santa?
Apparently, it’s this:
According to various headlines, this hot Toronto mall Santa (Paul Mason when he’s off the fashion clock) ‘Took the internet by storm” last week, but if you didn’t feel particularly blustered, it may be because last week was when we were all hiding from internet spoilers. So even though he was also around last year too, no one will blame you if you’ve missed his presence, even if he is offering up super useful tutorials on things like how to park a car,
How not to get your luxurious scarf-shawl stuck in an escalator,
And how to single handedly haul a tree without even bothering to put your arms through your sleeves.
The best part is that Hipster Stepdad Santa’s hotness is for a good cause! For every selfie posted with their hashtag #yorkdalefashionsanta, the mall will donate $1 to the SickKids Foundation. So you have nothing to feel guilty for if you want to spend a while admiring how well Santa wears a coat.
To be clear though, just because it’s charitable, does not mean this will not cause some holiday sexual confusion. Fashion Santa may be the final step over the line in getting you to address all those uncomfortable feelings previously only relegated to sexy mall elves and the movie Bad Santa.
Because I didn’t think this was a think I was into, but then I saw Santa smoulder at me and now I feel really, really uncomfortable.