Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town... in a Speedo

Personally, I always pictured Santa as a briefs kind of guy. (Not that I ever actually pictured him in anything but his Santa suit.) But for the sake of charity, Santa -- actually thousands of hot, young male Santa wannabes -- doffed their Santa suits and ran through the streets of Boston this Sunday in nuthin' but their little red (blue, black, or green) Speedos.

(Btw, for those of you who are saying, "But J.! What about your 'just say 'no' to men in Speedo' policy?!" I have temporarily suspended it, in honor of Christmas.)


And why, might you ask, were a bunch of guys (and gals) running around Boston yesterday in little red Speedos? (Though if you, like me, had gone to college in the area, you would know you don't really need an excuse to run around Boston in your underwear, especially after a night of heavy drinking.)

The answer, you naughty boys and girls, is that yesterday was the 10th annual Santa Speedo Run in Boston, where every year in mid-December thousands of young men (and women) strip down to their skivvies and don their Santa hats, and, in some cases, antlers and a sleigh (clearly Rudolph is going to have way more than a red nose), and run through the streets to raise money for local charities (as well as ladies' pulses).

Next up: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

6 comments:

Donna said...

I've lived in Boston for thirty years and I've never heard of this. DAMN, I feel deprived!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Now that is a sight for sore eyes. At least they are doing it for charity, right?

J. said...

@Little Miss Cupcake: Who cares? :-)

Dave S. said...

From the looks of it those chestnuts will have to thaw out a bit before roasting.

EMM said...

They stopped taking applications for this year's run. Why? Could there ever be too many Santas?

This post was wicked awesome!!!

Michael said...

That's cool. I lived up there and never heard of it either. Those crazy Bostonians!