A new survey asked 400 people what changes they would make to Jolly Old St. Nick and the top answers are pretty surprising.

I personally think Santa's look is iconic and doesn't need to be modernized in any way, shape or form, but that's just me.

According to the survey by Graphic Springs, many people would keep the man in the red suite just the way he is, but there were also a number of people who think Father Christmases look could use a revamp.

Check out some of the top suggestions:

  • Make Santa gender neutral
  • Have him travel in a flying car instead of a sleigh
  • Give him a hoverboard
  • Make Santa female
  • Make him slimmer
  • Give him tattoos
  • Have him drink beer, not milk
  • Give him dreadlocks
  • Shave his beard
  • Make him a hipster

Now, I'm not sure if these people were just trying to be funny or make people like me angry that anyone would even consider cutting Santa's beard, but these answers seem ridiculous.

In the wise words of Christina Aguilera, "You are beautiful no matter what they say words can't bring you down..." so, Santa, don't you let them bring you down today. Keep the beard, the hat, the red, the cookies, keep it all! I mean, if you want to have a beer instead of milk on occasion I'm all for it, but don't feel like you need to grow a handlebar mustache just because 4% of 400 people think you should be more hipster.

Check out the other outrageous answers in Graphic Springs survey and let me know what you think. Would you change anything about Santa Claus?