Auckland's Santa branded world's creepiest
Auckland's iconic giant Santa has been branded the world's creepiest Christmas ornament by a popular American website.
The 20 metre Santa, which used to feature a winking eye and beckoning finger, has been a feature of Auckland Christmases since it first appeared in downtown Auckland in 1960.
Website cracked.com today told the rest of the world what many Aucklanders already knew: The giant Santa is creepy.
It beat out a "Godzilla Santa" perched atop a Dallas store and several unsettling dolls and decorations to claim its place as the most unintentionally creepy Christmas ornament in the world.