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The water-skiing Santa and a Reindeer are seen along the Potomac River off Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, not far from Washington, DC December 24, 2014 during the annual water-skiing Santa event. | Paul J. Richards / Getty Images

The water-skiing Santa and a Reindeer are seen along the Potomac River off Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, not far from Washington, DC December 24, 2014 during the annual water-skiing Santa event. | Paul J. Richards / Getty Images

Priests and clergy process to attend the Christmas celebration midnight Mass at the Cathedral-Basilical in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Over 80 percent of Lithuanians are Christians who celebrate the festival of Christmas on Dec. 25. | Mindaugas Kulbis / AP

Priests and clergy process to attend the Christmas celebration midnight Mass at the Cathedral-Basilical in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Over 80 percent of Lithuanians are Christians who celebrate the festival of Christmas on Dec. 25. | Mindaugas Kulbis / AP

A man exits an illuminated Church on Christmas Eve in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday. Christmas is a national holiday in India. | Ajit Solanki/AP

A man exits an illuminated Church on Christmas Eve in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday. Christmas is a national holiday in India. | Ajit Solanki/AP

Christians attend mass service at  Kathedral Church in Jakarta on Christmas Day. Millions of Christians in Indonesia celebrated Christmas eve in the most populous Muslim country. | Bay IsmoyoAFP/Getty Images

Christians attend mass service at Kathedral Church in Jakarta on Christmas Day. Millions of Christians in Indonesia celebrated Christmas eve in the most populous Muslim country. | Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images

Christians hold candles during a Christmas Eve Mass in Surabaya, in the eastern Java island. Millions of Christians in Indonesia celebrated Christmas eve in the most populous Muslim country.  |  Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images

Christians hold candles during a Christmas Eve Mass in Surabaya, in the eastern Java island. Millions of Christians in Indonesia celebrated Christmas eve in the most populous Muslim country. | Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images

A Vatican Television Center cameraman films with a 3D camera the Christmas Eve Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Francis told refugees at the tent camp in Ankawa, a suburb of Irbil in northern Iraq, that they were like Jesus, forced to flee because there was no place for them. For Christians, Christmas marks the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem barn manger, chosen because there was no room for his parents at an inn. | Gregorio Borgia / AP

A Vatican Television Center cameraman films with a 3D camera the Christmas Eve Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter’s Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Francis told refugees at the tent camp in Ankawa, a suburb of Irbil in northern Iraq, that they were like Jesus, forced to flee because there was no place for them. For Christians, Christmas marks the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem barn manger, chosen because there was no room for his parents at an inn. | Gregorio Borgia / AP

Pope Francis carries the baby Jesus as he attends the Christmas night mass at the St. Peter's Basilica on December 24, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis has written a Christmas letter to the Christians of the Middle East  to express his closeness to them at a time of 'afflictions and tribulations' due to 'the continuing hostilities in the region, but especially because of the work of a newer and disturbing terrorist organization.'  | Franco Origlia / Getty Images

Pope Francis carries the baby Jesus as he attends the Christmas night mass at the St. Peter’s Basilica on December 24, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis has written a Christmas letter to the Christians of the Middle East to express his closeness to them at a time of ‘afflictions and tribulations’ due to ‘the continuing hostilities in the region, but especially because of the work of a newer and disturbing terrorist organization.’ | Franco Origlia / Getty Images

Last minute Christmas shoppers are reflected in a store's window as they walk through Chicago's Loop Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Chicago. | Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Last minute Christmas shoppers are reflected in a store’s window as they walk through Chicago’s Loop Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Chicago. | Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Last minute Christmas shoppers are reflected in a store's window as they walk through Chicago's Loop Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Chicago. | Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Last minute Christmas shoppers are reflected in a store’s window as they walk through Chicago’s Loop Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Chicago. | Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Sam Thomas, 10, plays a snare drum to start the Christmas Eve services at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Johnstown, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | John Rucosky / AP

Sam Thomas, 10, plays a snare drum to start the Christmas Eve services at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Johnstown, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | John Rucosky / AP

Children carry a snake made out of rags and paper mache as they take part in the traditional dance of "Los Gigantes," or "The Giants," during Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve in Antigua Guatemala, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Moises Castillo / AP

Children carry a snake made out of rags and paper mache as they take part in the traditional dance of “Los Gigantes,” or “The Giants,” during Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve in Antigua Guatemala, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Moises Castillo / AP

People stroll near the water in Neptune Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.  | Bob Mack / AP

People stroll near the water in Neptune Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Bob Mack / AP

Hundreds of guests enter the Salvation Army for a Christmas Eve brunch in Chattanooga, Tenn., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.  Over 200 attendees were served food and given a backpack of necessities.  | Dan Henry / AP

Hundreds of guests enter the Salvation Army for a Christmas Eve brunch in Chattanooga, Tenn., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Over 200 attendees were served food and given a backpack of necessities. | Dan Henry / AP

Rachel Boelke sings "Silent Night" with her daughter, Lilja, 7, and the rest of the congregation at the end of the Intergenerational Christmas Eve Service at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Jeff Wheeler / AP

Rachel Boelke sings “Silent Night” with her daughter, Lilja, 7, and the rest of the congregation at the end of the Intergenerational Christmas Eve Service at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Jeff Wheeler / AP

Johnny Hacker, 6, looks at his candle as others in the congregation sing "Silent Night" during the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at Grove Park Baptist Church in Burlington, N.C. on Dec. 24, 2014. Hacker and his five siblings are in town with his parents from Atlanta to visit their grandparents. | Scott Muthersbaugh / AP

Johnny Hacker, 6, looks at his candle as others in the congregation sing “Silent Night” during the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at Grove Park Baptist Church in Burlington, N.C. on Dec. 24, 2014. Hacker and his five siblings are in town with his parents from Atlanta to visit their grandparents. | Scott Muthersbaugh / AP

Gary Redfern, left, and Garyn Redfern participate in the Candlelight Communion Service at the Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah, Ky. on Christmas Eve night, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Ellen O'Nan / AP

Gary Redfern, left, and Garyn Redfern participate in the Candlelight Communion Service at the Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah, Ky. on Christmas Eve night, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Ellen O’Nan / AP

Pakistani Christians gather in an alley of a Christian neighborhood decorated with festive lights for Christmas in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Muhammed Muheisen / AP

Pakistani Christians gather in an alley of a Christian neighborhood decorated with festive lights for Christmas in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | Muhammed Muheisen / AP

Pakistani vendor Maqbool Mashi sells Santa Claus balloons ahead of Christmas in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | K.M. Chaudary / AP

Pakistani vendor Maqbool Mashi sells Santa Claus balloons ahead of Christmas in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. | K.M. Chaudary / AP

An man exits an illuminated Church on Christmas Eve in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Christmas is a national holiday in India.| Ajit Solanki / AP

An man exits an illuminated Church on Christmas Eve in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Christmas is a national holiday in India.| Ajit Solanki / AP

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses in the State Dining Room of Buckingham Palace after recording her Christmas Day television broadcast to the Commonwealth on December 10, 2014 in London. On the table are portraits of the Queen's grandfather King George V and Queen Mary along with a decorated brass tin given to all members of the British, Colonial and Indian Armed Forces for Christmas 1914 at the suggestion of their daughter Princess Mary. | John Stillwell / Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II poses in the State Dining Room of Buckingham Palace after recording her Christmas Day television broadcast to the Commonwealth on December 10, 2014 in London. On the table are portraits of the Queen’s grandfather King George V and Queen Mary along with a decorated brass tin given to all members of the British, Colonial and Indian Armed Forces for Christmas 1914 at the suggestion of their daughter Princess Mary. | John Stillwell / Getty Images