A Kidnapped Santa Claus.
This is one of the dumbest things I've ever done. I'm very proud of it.
Btw, if you want to read the original story, サンタクロースがさらわれちゃった by ライマン・フランク・ボーム, Lyman Frank Baum
Anywho, Happy New Year everyone. This is a 門松 Kadomatsu or Gate Pine, a common decoration used to adorn the entranceway to your home for the first two weeks of the New Year whereupon it is then ceremoniously burned. The central portion of the kadomatsu is formed from three large bamboo shoots and is bound with a straw mat and newly woven straw rope. As you can see, mine is made from balloons and will grace my front door until the wind blows it away or until January 15th, whichever comes first.
明けましておめでとうございます｡ (Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu or Happy New Year.)