It's This post was automatically imported from my old sandfly.net.nz blog. It may look a little weird since it was not originally written for this format. almost Christmas (where does the time go?) and that means it is time for the ultra-creepy Farmers Santa to be exhumed and put on display. This year they have given him a lick of pant but the biggest improvement has been disabling the animatronic beckoning and winking motions that made Santa look like he was having a stroke (if you were charitable), or like a child molester (if you weren't). Next year they should get the mechanism working again and put him up for Halloween instead.