An enraged Father Christmas in Cambridgeshire told kids to "get the fuck out" of a family friendly rave this week.
In a tirade reminiscent of the Bad Santa films, Kris Kringle is said to have ripped off his Santa guise and shouted abuse at bemused parents and children after a nearby smoke machine set off the venues fire alarm.
"He was shouting at people to leave, which is exactly what we were doing. Very strange behaviour…", said one upset parent. Another observer on social media described the man posing as Santa as "an absolute disgrace".
DJ Stuart Wilkin, who was playing at the family rave, said Santa was angry because of the "thumping music" disturbing his grotto in the same building, with the fire alarm being the "final straw" before his eventual outburst.
The chaos occurred at St Ives, Cambridgeshire’s Corn Exchange, only a couple of weeks before Santa’s big day.
James Dewar is a freelance journalist, follow him on Twitter