Scared of Santa

I’m not sure why parents believe that plopping their toddler onto the lap of a large, hairy stranger is a recipe for holiday magic. On the contrary, based on the Sun Sentinel newspaper’s ability to put together an entire gallery of “Scared of Santa” photos every year, we can only conclude one thing: Santa is scary.

Some favorites:

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Twin trauma for double the terror.

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Mom? Dad? If you ever loved me, get this weirdo off me!”

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“His eye shadow, how it sparkled! His breath, how it stunky!
His cheeks were like sunburn, his nose like a drunky!”



  1. I’ve got to admit that I love the “Sofia scared of Santa” photos Fishsuit posts. It’s twisted of me, I know.

  2. Amy says:

    I thought, at first glance, that the top picture was you!

  3. Haw! Haw! But the little girl to the right of the last photo seems blissfully happy. I guess she hasn’t yet clapped eyes on the red-cheeked monster behind her.

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