She may be a fan of every other kind of costume, but apparently Lady Gaga is not greatly enamoured with Christmas fancy dress.

The controversial pop star surprised fans at the O2 Arena last night (December 16th 2010) by taking her dislike of the festive season out on a stuffed doll.

A fan threw the toy, which was sporting Santa fancy dress, on to the stage and it landed near her as she was performing.

Lady Gaga broke off to bite the head off the poor little St Nick and stamp on him with her heel before shouting out: "I hate the holidays!"

The gig was part of her Monster Ball Tour and also saw her perform material from her forthcoming new album. She was chatty throughout and even stopped part-way through a jazz rendition to thank fans for coming over from America.

However, given her antics, perhaps she should have been dressed as Ozzy Osbourne!