From Breitbart News:
Sweden's national testing institute tested six models of [Santa Claus] beard on sale in the Scandinavian country and found that two of them turned into a raging inferno when coming into contact with a naked flame.
"We placed the beards on a peg in a laboratory. We placed a small flame underneath for two seconds to simulate a situation where Father Christmas gets too near to a candle or match," fire expert Per Thureson said in a statement.
And we let Santas into our homes and malls? Why? Because they're jolly?
I mean some of these guys drink hard liquor straight from the bottle, and smoke cigars. How jolly is it to watch a man's head explode into flame before your children?
Well, maybe a little bit, now that I think of it...