This venerable old gentleman was caught on camera over Amandola in central Italy last Christmas. Rumour has it that he'll be making the same journey this year, but nothing is for sure in these uncertain times.
Even so, the friendly people who live in this beautiful, peaceful and relatively undiscovered part of Italy are expecting another bumper year in 2011. What makes this area special and different is that celebrating the birth of Christ with family far outweighs materialism.
We hope you have a joyous Christmas.