Mall Santas can be a mixed bag.
There is a mall near my house where the Santa has a real beard (!) and belly and clearly lives the part all yearlong. He is professional and the photos come out great. He is a good one.
Ninety percent of the other ones? Are scary. Like this mall Santa. Ever seen the movie Bad Santa? This guy makes Billy Bob Thornton look positively nice.
Here's the thing: He is a guy in a red suit, wearing a sweaty fake beard who gets paid to hold our children.
It's creepy and if he were dressed as anything but that jolly guy we all love, you would agree. If he were a clown, for instance? He'd be banned from the mall!
Here is a video showing all scared moms' worst mall Santa fears:
Here are 7 reasons (beyond public drunkenness) to skip the mall Santa:
OK, so I'm totally taking my kids to see the good mall Santa. If you still want the photos, I suggest finding a good one, too.
Are you taking your kids to see Santa?
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