Santa Claus lifts spirits of Canadian troops on front line in Afghanistan

The CBC reported that Santa paid a visit to the Canadian troops in Afghanistan. But this was not your everyday Santa.


Santa Claus, aka Warrant Officer Jean Blain of Montreal, visits a Canadian soldier whose name is witheld for security reasons at forward observation base Mas’um Ghar on Sunday, Dec. 24. (CP/Bill Graveland)

It had a Canadian look to it but the red and white uniform worn by the visitor to Canadian troops at forward operating base Mas’um Ghar was definitely not regulation.

However, the government-issued flak jacket worn underneath certainly was.

“Santa may be silly, Santa may be jolly, but Santa is certainly not stupid,” said the famous old gentlemen

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