As everyone enjoyed their Christmas holiday, two people who started their celebrations a little early in Ustrzykach Dolnych, Poland ended up in the hospital. A 51-year old Santa Claus and his 31-year old female sidekick were allegedly starting their pre-Christmas celebrations with one too many drinks when their horse drawn sleigh was turned upside down. According to the story, their horse was spooked by a beeping car and Santa and helper fell face first into the pavement. Police in Poland were looking into the incident and charging them with the ever-popular driving a horse drawn sleigh under the influence.

This incident is not the first time a Santa has been injured. Here's a picture from 15 years ago when a parachuting Santa landed wrong and broke both of his legs during a Aston Villa versus Arsenal soccer match.

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