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(ABC News)   New Zealand bans Santas from doing "Ho Ho Ho" because it is too scary   ( divider line
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2001-11-26 07:33:05 AM  
Ho! Ho! Ho!
2001-11-26 07:33:19 AM  
It scares me too. Outlaw Santa!!!
2001-11-26 07:36:31 AM  
I'm sorry, but if Santa can't get any ho's, then the terrorists have already won.
2001-11-26 07:41:41 AM  
"Santa reverts to sleeping with his goblins, film at 11"

"Uh, Marty, you sure you want to show that footage"

"Carrie, just think of the ratings!!!"
2001-11-26 07:53:51 AM  
"Mommy, Santa is scaring me by saying Ho Ho Ho."
Those kids don't stand a chance.
2001-11-26 07:58:02 AM  
Fb-: never thought I'd say this, but:

2001-11-26 08:19:26 AM  
I think Santa should be burnt as the potentially raping patriarchal figure of Christian capitalist greed that he is.
2001-11-26 08:24:05 AM  
Santa IS the anti-christ.
2001-11-26 08:25:34 AM  
Goatman: there's hardly anything Christian in the Santa tradition, apart from the fact that his name is a bastardised form of "Sinterklaas" which is a bastardised form of Saint Nicolas who once was bishop of Myra in what is now Turkey and who's got his nameday on December 6th and had nothing to do with Christmas.
That is, until Coca Cola created Santa Claus...
2001-11-26 08:25:56 AM  
In other news, New Zealand surrenders when reindeer everywhere begin an air and land assault on the country.
2001-11-26 08:35:22 AM  
I bet that the Santa who scared some kid(s) was either doing bwa ha hah or heh he ha, not ho ho ho.

Where's Noam Chomsky when you need him?
2001-11-26 08:38:30 AM  
Maybe they should be trained to say yo ho ho.
2001-11-26 09:12:20 AM  
If you rearrange the letters in Santa, you get SATAN! Gasp! Where's the christian right now?
2001-11-26 09:13:20 AM  
So what are they going to say instead? How about "HAW HAW HAW!" The Jack Chick Santa...
2001-11-26 09:20:27 AM  
You're confusing that with the dyslexic devil worsipper who sold his soul to Santa.
2001-11-26 09:35:19 AM  
maybe it's because when Santas say "ho ho ho," prostitutes come running with money.
2001-11-26 09:46:02 AM  
So the U.S. isn't the only country turning their children into a bunch of sissyfags.
2001-11-26 09:48:21 AM  
Is this in any way related to the Walken Claus article last week? I think old Cris Creepy has been making the rounds....
2001-11-26 10:21:20 AM  
Well... they're right, it is a scary laugh. Santa is second on my list of frightening people, right behind clowns.
2001-11-26 10:41:33 AM  
if santas cant say ho ho ho then the terrorists have already won....
2001-11-26 11:12:13 AM  
Offensive to who? Women of color?
2001-11-26 11:19:05 AM  
Sburbncwby: Yep :/ I'm from New Zealand - and the current crop of bylaws that some *stupid* people are making is just embarrassing.

I think i'll run around the streets yelling 'ho ho ho' for some fun ;)
2001-11-26 11:22:17 AM  
I'm reminded of the scene in "A Christmas Story" when Ralphie Parker and his kid brother Randy went to see Santa at the department store. Ralphie was too scared to ask for his Red Ryder rifle...and Randy just plain lost it when it was his turn with Santa.
2001-11-26 11:44:16 AM  
Offensive to who? Women of color?

They don't have women of color in New Zealand. They do have indians but unlike here in the U.S. they never killed them proper. What do you expect from a liberal shiathole nanny state? Next is the easter bunny!
2001-11-26 11:48:41 AM  
MediaMadeMeKill said "What do you expect from a liberal shiathole nanny state?"

Well, from a liberal state I wouldn't expect this kind of thing, from a conservative state, yes. Methinks you don't understand the definition of "liberal".....
2001-11-26 11:53:37 AM  
Santa is a biatch. If I never see another farking santa claus, I'll so so happy I could just shiat my pants.
2001-11-26 12:29:18 PM  
If children in that country are so sensitive that they start to cry when santa says a stupid little laugh, then they need to get a reality check. I wonder what the little wieners think when halloween comes around.
2001-11-26 12:34:27 PM  
Lie down on Santa's couch and tell me what is bothering you.
2001-11-26 12:54:38 PM  
"We need someone who has an affinity with children, someone who can really understand the importance of what they represent," Ms Barber said.

I am gonna f*cking throw up...
2001-11-26 01:01:28 PM  
Santa says Ho Ho Ho. France surrenders.
2001-11-26 01:43:05 PM  
Logo check. It's the ABC in Australia, not ABC News here in the US. Their logo isn't the one you're using for the link.

It's a minor, trivial point. I'm such a pedantic arsehole.
2001-11-26 02:24:03 PM  
They probably don't think much at all about Halloween, I don't believe it's all that popular there....
2001-11-26 02:29:57 PM  
Catch a Ho and another Ho, Merry Christmas.
2001-11-26 02:57:10 PM  
mediamademekill "They do have indians but unlike here in the U.S. they never killed them proper. "
nothing like perpetuating a stereotype huh Cleetus.

bumjube..yep, not really a Halloween sympathetic fact, this halloween past a lot of people put signs on their doors saying 'fark off trick or treaters' but more politely.

This ho ho ho story is a weak link although would believe it.
the northland council just ruled that surfers have to wear a wetsuit or be fined $200. ha ha ha. that'll last...
2001-11-26 03:27:52 PM  
I figured you were the same as us.. I've always just put a bucket of water near the front door with a sign saying "Heres your trick"... simple, but effective...
2001-11-26 04:20:46 PM  
No we don't really do Halloween - that tradition is even more crazy than some of the stuff surounding Christmas.

I read somewhere that it was Santa's beard that freaked kids out rather than his HO Ho Ho anyway...
2001-11-26 04:24:34 PM  
Mediamademekill aka clueless one - Tell me your kidding, the indigenous people of NZ are Maori (where he hell did you get indian? out of your ass like the rest of your comments?) and we have a lot of pacific islanders amongst others.
"What do you expect from a liberal shiathole nanny state?" Care to elaborate on that? I'd be surprised if you knew where our country was you damn fool. shiathole?? lol I'd live here any day over the good ol' US of A.
Regardless one idiot santa recruitment chick encouraging her employees not to say "ho ho ho" is a far cry from a country banning it. I swear farks quality control is getting poorer by the day.
2001-11-26 05:15:14 PM  
What? No picture of santa with vodka and a gun to his head?
2001-11-26 05:39:34 PM  
Nanny state?

Most South Island 12 year olds (already with years of rugby experience) could kick the crap out of comperable US kids.

I was in school over there about 8 years ago and they were still giving kids raps on the knuckles with rulers and making them stand outside for hours on end as punishment.

But seriously, the rugby should be a big enough hint that there's a bunch of rugged lads over there. No pads, lawsuits, soccer moms...
2001-11-26 07:21:57 PM  
No one's ever wanted a Red Rider BB gun for christmas? Watch A Christmas Story. HO HO HO!!!!111111 LOLOL
2001-11-26 08:47:12 PM  
Maybe some feminazi bunch thinks Santa is calling for prostitutes..."hoe, hoe, hoe!!"
2001-11-26 09:01:28 PM  
2001-11-26 09:15:23 PM  
when i was a kid and i would sit on santa's lap for my yearly photo, i always wondered why some santas kept a big candy bar tucked away in their breeches pocket.

i asked my mom why santa kept the candy bar hidden away... was it for the really good kids?

funny thing... she never took me to have my picture made with santa again. :(
2001-11-26 11:53:55 PM  
As if an 80-year-old man jiggling kids on his lap wasnt scary to begin with....
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