Turns out that while our eyes were closed, this jolly fellow had paid a visit:
Of course, some of us had to take turns sitting on his lap and telling him what we most want for Christmas.
(Another rubber duck)
This Santa costume was made out of a red silk suit from Hong Kong, black cowboy boots, a Santa hat and a pipe cleaner beard and glasses. Ruben wore it every day last January and February, and many, many times since then.