It's fair to say that Santa was not in the best state when he made an early visit to Glasgow.
Dressed as the full Father Christmas, the man made a remarkable journey to the top of a horse-shaped monument in Scotland's largest city.
Onlookers clapped and cheered as what can only be described as a Santa-rescue-crane came to lift old St Nick from the Duke of Wellington statue.
Meanwhile one Twitter user posted a video of the incident online and people flocked to offer their not-so-sympathetic opinions of the 'drunk' Santa:
Drunk Santa getting rescued right now in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/U4mKfgi9eT— Clem (@JeNeSuisPasClem) December 21, 2015
— easyleonard (@easyleonard) December 21, 2015
@JeNeSuisPasClem they jailed 'santa' for doin that last year. 😂— Bryan Henderson (@blahendaton) December 21, 2015
Santa riding the statue before the rescue:
According to local reports, police officers were quickly on the scene and the man came down from the statue, which is outside the city’s Gallery of Modern Art.
A police spokesman confirmed officers attended and the man was "spoken to accordingly".
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