Santa's Computer Catches the Bah-Humbug Virus in These Witty Ads From Norton

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So far, Santa is having an exasperating holiday season.

A few weeks back, he got physically assaulted in a Coach commercial. Now Kringle's computer has been hacked, and his "Naughty Or Nice" list held for ransom, in a droll series of ads by Grey San Francisco for Symantec's Norton security brand. 

In the spot below, Santa calls the cops when he discovers the "bah-humbug" virus infecting his laptop and the list missing. Alas, the responding officer can't put things right … and even seems to harbor a grudge against the Big Elf: 

Next, Santa's son Kris Jr.—who

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