I saw Santa last night – twice! And that was within a one-mile radius. Saw him on Main Street in Santa Monica with a bunch of carolers and a few moments later on Abbot Kinney in Venice with an elf. (Two different Santas, mind you.)
While looking for a picture to accompany my post, I stumbled across this site. It looked as though it was harmless at first. I determined that I was on the “nice” list, rather than “naughty.” Apparently, my “politeness often good, but has room for improvement. Could help around house more instead of watching so much TV.” I do love my Lost and Desperate Housewives.
But this is the kicker. Turns out that the site is really a front for a toy called the Santa Beacon, a little square with lights so Santa knows where your house is! The company also claims that the Santa Beacon is “visible up to 2 miles away.” It’s a freakin’ Bat Signal for Santa! Maybe it’s just me, but that seems a little messed up, doesn’t it? If I were a kid (I’m really not that far off, given my mentality) and my friend had a Santa Beacon and I didn’t, I’d be pissed at my parents if I thought Santa wouldn’t be able to find my house. And all this time I thought being nice and providing cookies and milk was enough to gain Santa’s attention. Apparently ya gotta represent Vegas-style these days.
The next time I see Santa roaming the streets of L.A., I’m gonna tell him to put this toy company on the “naughty” list.