I would modify this with an actual buckle at the waist and white fur trim where the poms are to make it look more like Santa's coat. Also add a bell to the bottom near believe. (notes by D at www.naiasknitsbyt...)
Quick & Easy... Place fresh holly in a vase, fill with water, and top with a floating candle. Hint - this is a tea light & I just put duct tape on the bottom to hold the wick in place - works like a charm!