Shopping centre staff fail to spot massive mistake in their Christmas display
When it comes to Christmas decorations, shopping malls and department stores usually go all out, putting up epic displays and over the top trees.
One shopping centre in the US has put up their magical display, complete with trees and cute animals playing musical instruments.
The animals are each stood on colourful blocks, the kind children might play with, that have letters on each side.
It seems the letters were meant to spell out the word Santa, but staff who put the decorations up have made a rather unfortunate mistake.
Instead of saying Santa, the festive message actually reads Satan.
A photo of the decorations was shared on Reddit’s r/therewasanattempt forum where it was up voted over 5,000 times.
Many people commented, finding the blunder very amusing.
One person replied: “It was clearly some bored teenagers that did this lol.”
Another said: “I legit forgot how to spell santa after I read the title.”
Someone else wrote: “Bumper sticker I saw once: Dyslexic satanists worship Santa.”
This comes after a father spotted a “horrible” bauble in a shop that he claimed could have “ruined Christmas” if his child had seen it too.
The unnamed Australian man recounted the upsetting experience in a post on Facebook, warning other parents to be more careful when out and about.
Writing in the group Christmas Mums and Dads Australia, the parent explained how his child had picked up an elf bauble in a shop called Typo.
The $4.99 resin tree ornament sold in the quirky stationery features a little elf holding up a sign, which reads: “Santa’s not real”.
His Facebook post read: “Hey mums and dads, just a warning as I was caught out today.
“The store typo/cotton on have horrible Christmas ornaments for sale that my child was able to read and ask me ‘is Santa real?'”
He continued to say that he’d complained to staff in the store, but they didn’t seem too concerned.
“I tried to complain but didn’t get anywhere. I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to email/call/live chat and complain and get these things taken off the shelves.”