The big-bellied mythical figure of Santa Claus and his bagful of Christmas goodies are closely associated with the Christmas celebrations around the world.

But the role of modern Santas is not confined to bringing gifts to the eager children and adults. One can see them in odd looks engaging in varied jobs.

According to traditional belief, Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, with a large number of magical elves and eight flying reindeer.

Have a look at the odd Santas spotted around the world in 2011: