Neighbors Irked By Scantily-Clad Santa

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009  |  Updated 7:45 AM CDT
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Neighbors Irked By Scantily-Clad Santa

Barry McBee

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While most deck their halls with boughs of holly, a Big Spring man chose to offer Michelangelo's "David" as a scantily clad Santa and plop him on his front lawn.

Barry McBee wasn't aiming to offend with just a red Santa hat and white beard on his replica of the Renaissance sculpture with six-pack abs that don't jibe with the image of a fat, jolly Santa Claus.

But offend he did.

Some in the upscale Big Spring neighborhood called city officials to say that children "want to know why Santa is naked?"

McBee told The Associated Press he responded by putting a pair of black and white velvet shorts, with a Christmas bow, on the 6-foot-tall statue.

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