"Father Christmas was forced to swap his traditional red and white hat for protective headgear after children pelted him with mince pies in Scotland," reports Reuters.
"Santa was hit on the head by pastries thrown from a balcony as he handed out gold chocolate coins at a shopping center in the town of Paisley, near Glasgow, at the weekend," the report adds.
Santa should at least have been prepared for some sort of assault following his 2005 experience. "Last year, the centre's Father Christmas was set upon by youths calling a him a 'fraud and a fake,'" according to Reuters.
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— Ray Le Maistre, Yuletide Editor, Light Reading