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Scared of Santa

For parents, a visit to the mall Santa is a moment for a cute photo op. But for some kids, it can be a moment of pure terror.

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Terrified of Santa

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Crying in camo

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Escape from Santa

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A little too jolly

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'Let me go!'

Hennessy children. Lisa, 7 1/2, and Todd, 5 1/2, are holding the jacket of Amy, 2 1/2, so she can't run away. Santa is oblivious. Amy's 3 children have enjoyed seeing their mom in this photo. Christmas, 1969. Submitted by: Judi Hennessy, 9419 S. 54th Ct. Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453-2307. 708 425-4979 ORG XMIT: CHI0312041322238208 ...OUTSIDE TRIBUNE CO. -NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO INTERNET, NO TV... 1) Scared of Santa. Pamela, taken many years ago. Her sister (13 months older, backed out at the last minute, but Pam stepped forward. She took the candy cane but screamed in terror as Santa Claus lifted her on his lap. Submitted by Mrs. R.S. Mendrick, 660 Morton St. Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60194. 847 855-7444 2) Hennessy children. Lisa, 7 1/2, and Todd, 5 1/2, are holding the jacket of Amy, 2 1/2, so she can't run away. Santa is oblivious. Amy's 3 children have enjoyed seeing their mom in this photo. Christmas, 1969. Submitted by: Judi Hennessy, 9419 S. 54th Ct. Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453-2307. 708 425-4979 Lab for Chicago Tribune by aaTBA 0218894A Santa
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Frankenstein returns

Scared Santa. This is a picture of my grandchildren visiting Cozy Cloud Cottage, December 2000. On your right is Cat Vukelich (5-20-92). On your left is her sister Erin Vukelich (4-29-93). Both girls are trying to restrain their brother Jarrett Vukelich (2-25-97). Sent in by Joan Lescher 708 366-8724.
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Daddy dearest

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Freaky facial hair

Q Scared Santa. Patrick Hassett.
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Santa's beauty rest

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A bad day for Santa

Stephanie Wilk: My daughter had her first visit with Santa a few weeks while shopping at the mall... from the look on Santa's face I am still not sure who was unhappier about the meet-n-greet.
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Skeptical Santa

This is a picture of my son (now 12 years old), Graham Henderson, (at age 6 months).  The sceptical Santa was at our local grocery store. 1991 Janet Henderson 190 Washington Circle Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Toy torment

Valerie Miller 19268 Lange Lansing, IL 60438 Attached photo is of my 22-year old daughter, Amie, given her first glimpse of Santa. And it DIDN'T end there. I have progressive photo's of her on Santa's lap year after year screaming her guts out. Actually, I have a collection of "Amie crying at Santa" photo's through the years to torment her with. As the years have gone by, we still make it an annual tradition to go to the mall and sit on Santa's lap up to this very year! (She has since stopped crying....I think at about age 21. That was the year Grandma went with us and cried because she spotted Amie's tattoo as she bent over to get a candy cane) The little girl next to her was a good friend's daughter, Jenny Gidcumb, who wasn't quite sure what to do as Amie screamed her lungs out. Sincerely, Valerie Miller But this one is my favorite....she seems to be the most horrified. ORG XMIT: CHI0311260955341965 ...OUTSIDE TRIBUNE CO. -NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO INTERNET, NO TV...
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'Scared of Santa'

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