Shirtless Santas 'invade' Guangzhou mall, bringing a different kind of holiday cheer

Santa Claus is usually associated with a plump bearded old man clad in a red outfit.

One mall in China however had a different idea of how Santas should look like.

According to Shanghaiist, shoppers in a Guangzhou man were greeted by more than 10 hunky topless 'Santas'.

The well-built men walked around the mall for 20 minutes. 

Other than stopping for photographs, the hunky Santas also asked passersby what they wanted for Christmas.

The organiser of the unusual event said that this was done to provide shoppers with a different type of holiday cheer and to surprise them with a new image of Santa Claus.