Country singer Lyle Lovett has taken on a festive guise to appear as gift-giving SANTA CLAUS on an American catalogue cover.

The ex-husband of actress Julia Roberts will grace the cover of LANDS' END's latest holiday catalogue, which is scheduled to be mailed out to homes this week (ends12DEC03).

Lands' End reportedly paid a six-figure fee to a Texas cancer centre in Lovett's name as payment for using the snap, which sees the COWBOY MAN singer posing in a white beard.

Last year (02), Rob Reiner appeared on a 'secret celebrity' cover, while Rene Russo and Larry Bird posed for snaps in 2001.

12/12/2003 02:32