The former world Santa of the Year, Ron Horniblew of Great Britain, suspects a campaign to prevent him from winning the crown again is damaging “Santa morale”.
Each year, up to 50 Santas compete for the world title in the Santa Winter Games. This year the contest came down to the reindeer sled race. While Horniblew’s competitor fell off his sleigh, the judges awarded him extra point for falling in a Santa-like style.
Horniblew is an official part of the international Santa circuit, and is recognized by the Master Santa in Greenland. In order to be authorized with the Santa badge, one must pass the official Santa Test and agree to not smoke, drink alcohol, or swear while in uniform.
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