Kenny Be's Sign Language: Sexy Santa seeks gift buddy for casual Christmas
Handmade decorations allow celebrants to use traditional holiday images to craft deeply personal messages. In the painting pictured above (spotted on South Cherokee Street), the typically pudgy Santa Claus appears as a muscular hunk who wears a sexy off-the-shoulder tank top and summons that special someone with a glowing hand gesture and an emo plea, "It's in me. Give me truth. Nothing seems to be the way that it used to..."
One can only hope that this holiday decoration is a part of a series that continues in a second sign: "Not looking to fall in love, but simply to share the gift of one another..." Ideally, with each successive sign, Santa will reveal a bit more skin and vulnerability, and finally end with his ultimate Christmas wish: "I will come upon a midnight clear, if you can host..."
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