Have you ever been at the mall when Santa’s been around to take pictures with the little ones and there’s a kid sitting on his lap just screaming as though jolly old Saint Nick is about to chop his or her hands off? I’ve never understood why parents feel the need to do that for a photo-op. After all, you’ve probably been teaching your kid to be scared as shit of strangers, what makes you think little Johnny or Jill is then just going to willingly hop into the lap of one? Either way, we all know that mall Santa’s are harmless (for the most part).
These Santa’s on the other hand, I’m not so sure about. Here are 21 pictures of the jolly man in the red suit that will haunt your dreams tonight. I just can’t help but feel bad for the kids that believed these dudes were coming into their houses while they slept: