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Santa Claus

Up close and personal: tales of the unexpected

Writing during this festive season, I recall two happy episodes when my now grown-up children were small.

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 12:21pm

Six degrees

Santa Claus … It’s almost time for the world’s favourite bearded fat man to gee up his reindeers again. 

23 Dec 2012 - 12:06am

In a German village's post office, Santa Claus is a man of letters

Once upon a time it was an unremarkable village in the former East Germany, with a rather misleading name: Himmelpfort, or Heaven's Gate, though there is not that much heavenly about it.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:08am

Police in Canadian city send special Santa greeting cards to criminals

Gangsters in one of Canada's most crime-ridden cities can expect a special greeting card this Christmas - from a local police chief dressed as a jolly Santa Claus carrying a machine gun and wearing SWAT gear.

The card was being mailed out this week to "prolific offenders, property offenders and persons known for drug and gang activity", said police in Abbotsford, near Vancouver.

13 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

'Dear Santa': How Hong Kong's little helpers make sure he writes back

Nothing could be much worse at this time of year than for a young child to write to Santa Claus but get no reply back from the North Pole. The good news is in Hong Kong, this does not happen.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:59am

Talking Points

Obama begins Asia swing

17 Nov 2012 - 1:17am

16.5m reasons to say thank you

Raising funds for charitable causes is not easy at the best of times. But when the economic outlook is uncertain, it becomes even more challenging. The record sum of more than HK$16.5 million raised by Operation Santa Claus is, therefore, impressive. It is a credit to the many people who took part in the campaign, from schoolchildren to the senior executives of multinational corporations.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Deacons joins OSC to give back to the community

Deacons, the city's oldest and largest independent law firm, has become a major donor of Operation Santa Claus.

Lilian Chiang, a senior partner of Deacons, said the decision was made because the charities which the Operation Santa Claus supports were well-deserving.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Group on target to meet goal of giving

Li & Fung Group's staff flexed their muscles and used their creativity to make the group's first year as a major donor to Operation Santa Claus a huge success by raising HK$180,000.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corporate athletes give their all for a good cause

The cheers and laughter of some 100 athletes from nine corporate teams filled the air at the Ma On Shan Sports Ground as they gathered to have fun and raise money for Operation Santa Claus.

They were taking part in the first corporate sports day to be organised by the annual fund-rasing appeal co-sponsored by the South China Morning Post and RTHK.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am