12/15/2011 01:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jorge Santini, Mayor Of San Juan, Defends His 'Absurd' Photo On 'Al Rojo Vivo' (VIDEO)

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San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini has tried explaining away his bizarre Christmas family postcard on the show, "Al Rojo Vivo."

"It's very simple, everything began with this idea, along with four others, to promote the museum," he said, referring to the San Juan Wildlife Museum.

The show's host Maria Celeste tried her best to hold back laughter and asked, "So, you don't feel bad that a lot of people on the internet are calling this the most absurd Christmas photo of the season?"

"No," he replied. "Some might think the card is absurd but others -- thousands of people -- have sent us superimposed images of themselves and their family on the card. Kids, adults, elders -- everybody! Boricua folklore is unlimited, just like people's imagination."

The sassy young child from the strange Christmas photo looks off into the distance during the interview. And, did anyone catch the heart-shaped dream catcher on the blouse of the mayor's wife?