Dangers of Christmas - #6

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At the beginning of December the Huffington Post featured an article on the

 12 dangers of Christmas

.  The article focused on fire safety during the holiday season.  They covered everything from your Christmas tree drying out and catching the drapes on fire to burning down your home while preparing your roast beast.

The article got me thinking, what if there were other dangers during Christmas?  What if, aside from falling off your roof while working on your light display and over roasting your chestnuts, there were hidden dangers during the season of advent that most of us overlook.

Over the next 15 days I am going to share my 12 dangers of Christmas.  So here we go,


#6 - Creepy Santas (and elves)

With this being our first Christmas with Camden, I am making an effort to go all out for Christmas this year.  Allison and I are going from a home in which there was a 50/50 chance of the halls being decked to one that has garland, a tree, ornaments, an advent wreath, and even a Santa Clause toilet seat cover.

One of the things I wanted to make sure we did for Camden was to get a Christmas picture with Saint Nick himself.  Allison's concern was that 9/10 Santas are creepy.  And she's right.  What type of man dresses up in a red suit and for an entire month invites little kids to sit on his lap?  You guessed right, a creepy guy.

Is that a candy cane in his pocket?

So, we held off on the Santa picture until this past weekend.  We had our first Santa picture at Serve With Santa.  We figured that at least we knew just how creepy this Santa was!


So whether you are sitting on St. Nick's lap at Macy's or the parking lot behind the Sizzler, ask yourself, just who is this bearded man I am handing my child over to???

Check out these creepy Santa photos!