North Beach was crawling with Santas yesterday, and most were both naughty and nice.
There was cross-dressing Santa, drunk Santa, sexy Santa, go-go Santa, and assorted reindeer and elves...
They roamed the streets in groups and walked from pub to pub, where they were received with applause and laughter.
Then they converged on Washington Square Park at 3 o'clock, where the press said everyone was going to get naked to break a record for the Guinness Book of World Records.
But only one Santa was intrepid enough to take his clothes off in the middle of a mob. He ran around the perimeter, trying to drum up enthusiasm.
But that Santa, anyway, didn't get his wish.