Photos: SantaCon 2009 rages across New York

Photographs: Marc Whalen Multiple choice: I saw Santa... (a) kissing Santa under Washington Square Park Arch. (b) in fuck-me leather boots. (c) drinking from a brown paper bag in broad daylight. (d) getting hassled by cops. (e) enjoying a lap dance in a strip club. (f) all of the above.

Photographs: Marc Whalen

Multiple choice: I saw Santa...

(a) kissing Santa under Washington Square Park Arch.
(b) in fuck-me leather boots.
(c) drinking from a brown paper bag in broad daylight.
(d) getting hassled by cops.
(e) enjoying a lap dance in a strip club.
(f) all of the above.

If you are TONY photographer Marc Whalen, your answer is all of the above, not to mention the blasphemous Pope Santa and the veggie-baiting bacon Santa (what!?!). We have proof of it all, apart from the lap dance: The club's owner said there were way too many liabilities, including—presumably—a lawsuit by the nation's children claiming compensation for lost innocence.