The atmospheric effect enveloped the sun with a corona known as a Halos are a sign of thin cirrus clouds drifting feet (four miles) overhead. They form as sunlight is refracted in millions of hexagonal ice crystals.
In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland) Have a creepy Christmas!