Scared of Santa: The ho-ho-horror continues

Brooke Phillips, in 2009 with Santa. Dottie Phillips
Brooke Phillips, in 2009 with Santa.

(With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, and thanks to our readers who shared their photos.)

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the mall
The children were shrieking
Because Santa was creeping them out, y'all.

 It was a short lived moment..we took the pic fast and got him off his lap. Mindy Cahill Malkie
"It was a short lived moment..we took the pic fast and got him off his lap."

That perfect Christmas photo
Was not working out
The kids screamed "Oh no!"
And showed their best pout.

Michelle BayhiTODAY Moms
Jackson at 15 months Michelle Bayhi
Jackson at 15 months

The jolly Saint Nick all dressed in red
Seemed to fill some with loathing and dread
They cried and they wailed, they kicked and they ran
While weary parents sighed and said, "Sorry, man."

Angela Brown ElliotTODAY Moms
This is a true "Scared of Santa" photo but Santa is just as sclared of my twins - one who was swinging punches at him. Allison and Isabel Elliot were 18 months old in this 2011 photo. Angela Brown Elliot
"This is a true 'Scared of Santa' photo but Santa is just as scared of my twins - one who was swinging punches at him. Allison and Isabel Elliot were 18 months old in this 2011 photo."

Often, with kids, things don't go as planned
On days when the reindeer poop hits the fan
You've just got to smile and take it in stride
Dry those tears, have some cocoa, share the photo with pride.

Brittany AustinTODAY Moms
Wyatt Austin 1 year old. He walked right up to him...... then it got ugly! Brittany Austin
"Wyatt Austin, 1 year old. He walked right up to him...... then it got ugly!"

We know you're good parents, that's not in doubt.
Remember what Christmas is really about.
Joy to the world, peace on earth, goodwill toward men
And if the kids could sleep till 7, we'll all say Amen.

RebeccaandEric ManlyTODAY Moms Rebecca and Eric Manly
"This is my 2 year old, Cameron. His 3rd time on Santa's lap! This Santa was great!"

While on Santa's lap they may have frozen in fear
On Christmas morning, they'll grin from ear to ear.
And despite holiday stress that can make you cray-cray
You'll look back at all this and smile... one day.

This is my 1 year old daughter Natalia she kept saying ho ho ho untill we put her on ho ho's lap! Amy Adams
"This is my 1 year old daughter Natalia, she kept saying ho ho ho until we put her on ho ho's lap!"

For more scared of Santa photos, click on this link
It's really surprising more mall Santas don't drink.

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    Children Scared of Santa

    In 2009 Matt Kane launched a creepy Santa website which hosts different Santa themed photos, which are submitted to him from the people photographed, friends, or family members

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    In the lap of the bearded one -

    In 2009 Matt Kane launched a creepy Santa website after he was laid off from a web development job.

    Different Santa themed photos are submitted to him from the people photographed, friends, or family members. Then they are distrubuted throughout the website in different categories such as "Scared of Santa" to "Lady's Man".

    "One of my lifelong hobbies has been collecting old family photographs, and when I started noticing a creepy Santa trend, I realized families all over the world were sharing this bizarre experience," Kane said. "The reason I continue to dedicate myself to the site each December is the joy of transforming one child's moment of terror to at least a chuckle for the rest of us."
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    Ho Ho Horror

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    Shock and awwwww

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    Whiskers and wails

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    Season's bleatings

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    Double trouble

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    Socks, stripes and strife

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    'Who are you and what have you done with Santa?'

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    Seasonal embrace

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    Stoic St. Nick

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    In the claws of Claus

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    Tots, tartan, tears and terror

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