An elf offers free candy canes to people during the 27th annual show of The Water-Skiing Santa on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md., Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.  (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

An elf offers free candy canes to people during the 27th annual show of The Water-Skiing Santa on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md., Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)