the great christmas memories...

These images are from a new book, which I first heard about on Leslie Brown's blog- and then got to look at it and developed even more appreciation for this collection of photographs demonstrating the spectacle of visiting Santa's lap. It is Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland by Denise Joyce and Nancy Watkins. You can check it out on amazon here.

I have always been a little afraid of the Santa I saw at the mall as a kid...I thought he was creepy and weird (and drunk). But I thought I felt this way because I am Jewish and never considered Santa as anything special. But, now that I see these images I realize there is a little bit of fear of the man in red & white in all of us.

Happy Holidays!


Woodstock said...

Haha! You rock! My theory is that kids have less filters on them and they can sense the fractured personality of a department store Santa...

People who go to Santacon or some other Santa-based bar crawl do not fall into this category though,

LKB said...

Thanks for the shout out Liz! I just thought these were great. The kids' open mouth screams say it all.

Happy holidays to all in Woodstock!

Justine Reyes said...

OMG! This made my xmas!

Thanks liz!

P.A. GIbbons said...

Wait till I tell Larry.