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Skydiving Santa meets match with a tree

Posted at 8:43 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 10:43:35-05

Old Saint Nick may have aced flying in a sleigh over the years, but his landing still needs a little work. 

A skydiving Santa, hoping to make a grand entrance while taking an Elf on the Shelf to a 9-year-old girl, crashed into a tree and light pole before hitting a Florida beach and breaking his leg.

The tree appears to break his fall ever so slightly, but it also broke one of his legs. 

Fear not, the girl did eventually get her Elf on the Shelf.

The doll was delivered to her later with a cast on its leg, and a note saying, "As we were about to land this big tree jumped right out in front of us!"