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Revisit Rico’s SantaCon adventure

Rico tagged along with a diehard group SantaCon enthusiasts for the annual event. Listen as a little chaos ensues.

Hundreds of Santas stand in Herald Square while participating in the 2004 Santacon December 11, 2004 in New York City. The annual event occurs worldwide with hundreds of Santas in New York wandering through the city's bars, subways and tourist sites while generally wreaking havoc and speading holiday cheer. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

In 2005, our very own Rico Gagliano, who was reporting for Marketplace at the time, went along with a few people for the annual SantaCon, also known as the “Santa Rampage.” “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk mentioned that he took part in the annual tradition as part of the Cacophony Society, which he talks about in this week’s Chattering Class segment on pranks.