Drinkers in Santa and elf outfits brave icy weather to hit the bars for festive fun on last weekend before Christmas | The Sun

BRITS got in a festive frolic last night as they painted towns and cities up and down the country a Christmas red.

Thousands of revellers braved sub-zero temperatures to drink in the last weekend with pals before the big day.

And they wore everything from naughty elf costumes to sexy Santa getups.

One gaggle of pals were seen busting a pose in Leeds as they sleighed into town for their knees up.

But one of them surely got on Santa's naughty list after flicking a finger at the camera.

Meanwhile one lad looked to steal the festive fun as he strolled through Leeds in a Grinch costume.

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He was next to his mate who looked proud in his Mr Incredible clobber from the hit Pixar movie.

Many of those in the West Yorkshire clubbing mecca were enjoying a final booze blizzard after taking on the famous Otley Run pub crawl.

Punters sink booze along the A660 towards the city centre as part of the famous drink-athon – a rite of passage for youngsters studying or visiting the city.

A Jedi, girls dressed as pirates and Laurence of Arabia were among the clientele spotted chopping pints on Saturday.

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And there was even a mob of fellas dressed as kids' favourite Teletubbies as the pint glasses piled up.

It comes as Britain is set for blizzards today with up to six inches snow possible.

Heavy falls and high winds are predicted across the North and South West, potentially causing major disruption.

Forecasters said the extreme weather included the possibility of freezing rain — raindrops that freeze on impact with the ground, causing dangerous road surfaces.

But the chill did not deter those who wanted to take a dip in Cullercoats Bay, North Tyneside, yesterday.

Snow blasted Teesdale, Co Durham, and Middleton Tyas, North Yorks, while skaters enjoyed the freeze in Welney, Norfolk.

The good news is temperatures are expected to jump by up to 15 degrees by mid week.

The recent polar cold snap will be replaced with warmer air coming in from the Atlantic.

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There could be rain in London and south east England, south west England and Wales, from around 6pm today.

BBC forecaster Nick Miller explained: “A change to milder weather will begin on Sunday but as that process takes place many places will see a spell of snow before it turns to rain.”

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