Celebrates the Christmas
Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
Surfing Santas as far as you could see. More than 6000 people showed up to watch hundreds of surfing Santa’s take to the waves in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at the end of Minutemen Causeway for the 7th Surfing Santas of Cocoa Beach. The event raises money for Grind for Life. The event has grown since George Trosset and his son George and daughter-in-law Britteny went surfing in Santa, snowman and elf costumes seven years ago in 2009.
A figure in Santa costume is strapped to a surfboard for easy transport along Bondi Beach as Tom Ray, left, of Britain, Ashley Pronyk of Canada, and Helen Maine, right, of Britain celebrate Christmas Day in Sydney, Australia.
Marlies Noordeloos of the Netherlands, left, Lisa Van De Velde of Belgium, second left, Charlotte Trotter of Britain, second right, and Viktoria Sardarian of Lithuania wear Santa hats while in the surf at Bondi Beach celebrating Christmas Day in Sydney, Australia.