Did we mention that he sees you when you’re sleeping?
(submitted by Angela)
Is this supposed to be Santa Clause or Dumbledore?
This is so strage – I have the same photo of me aged six with this same old gnome. It was taken in Glasgow around 1957 at one of the large department stores. I thought back then he was a bit strange – what a coincidence
This has to be a Halloween Photo hence the scary santa thingy for bad little children and the kids have to be dressed as scared little bad kids….it’s the only thing I can think of…*shouldershrug*
I put on my robe and wizard hat
Shame on you, Sir McKellan, for playing Santa between takes on the “Hobbit” set!
This looks like something out of a Supernatural episode
This is more like Wizard Claus than Santa Claus.
I’m frightened. Looks like David the gnome’s creepy brother.
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!! That is all.
I think this photo is pretty neat, actually!
Are you serious, looks like an episode of Supernatural to me!
I am trying to figure out what the white shadow stuff is on the creepy elf/gnome/spawn of Santa’s arm is. I have come up with 2 plausable theories.
1. Shadowy ghostly images of children scared to death by creepy elf/gnome/Spawn of Santa. 2. Crazy X-ray photo showing deformed bones of creepy elf/gnome/Spawn of Santa.
It actually looks like cobwebs.
It reminds me of the instant pictures that my mom would take in the early 60’s. The film came with a fixer that we would spread over the picture to prevent fading. Areas that didn’t get covered sometimes had that overexposed look.
I think it is the souls that the creepy elf/gnome/Spawn of Santa sucked out of the children he saw”when they were sleeping”.
David Lynch called. He wants the poster for his next movie back.
I’ll be gnome for Christmas…
Now THAT is an “Elf on the Shelf” I can buy in to!!! Hell yeah!! Scare your kids sh!tle$$!!! LMAO!!!!!
That guy actually looks like Gandalf from that old Hobbit cartoon. Except hes sitting on a mushroom, and looks tons creepier….
Hands? Where are his hands?
This finally explains the line in the Christmas carol “with scary ghost stories and Christmasses long long ago”
That’s my mum! (in the middle) She says it was worth it for the awesome presents they got. (It was the 50s, hard times….)
Angela, is that really your mom? The little girl on the left looks EXACTLY like my 4 year old daughter! Its actually very strange. It would be neat to see more photos to see if it’s that close of a resemblance!
“Please Sir….I’d just like a lump of coal”
Those girls look terrified, and can you blame them? Even the holly looks menacing!
Is it me…or does that guy look like Woody Harrelson?
Have your selves a scary little christmas, have some yuletide fear…….
It reminds me of a truly scary movie…I think those kids are really dead and that creepy santa gnome guy put them in the holiday limbo of death
Ha, that’s funny. I was thinking the same thing. Looks like a movie poster.
Ha! The death gnome…..
Actually, I think this photo is insanely awesome.
Christmastime in the Village of the Damned!!!
Funniest comment I’ve seen. I’m laughing out loud despite myself. I think he’s plotting the death of children the world over.
*screams, turns, runs down hallway flailing arms*
Just.Plain.Creepy….. I would sleep with one eye open on Christmas Eve if I ever sat on THAT Santa’s lap. *yikes*
He’s got that Herman Cain smile…
Does it always have to go to politics? Can’t something be apolitical? Jeez.
That’s the scariest Santa?elf?gnome? I have ever seen. I WILL be good, I promise.
i think is a gnome! LMAO
i have an antique russian x-mas post card with an equally creepy looking santa looking in the window at the un-aware kids inside. gnomes, santas, mall easter bunnies all give me the shivers…
Maybe they’ve been bad…….very bad!
I love this photo! I want a copy.
A Stephen King Christmas.
An Alfred Hitchcock Christmas…
Holy Crap! I just peed muh pants
Wow what year was this? That’s a creeping looking Santa, though I suppose the face looks a little jolly (kind of like a clown looks jolly but scary!!). Those poor girls looked shell shocked or terrified, but they are sure are beautiful!
Is this an elf or Santa? Is that a mushroom he’s sitting on?
Is that santa or Krampus the North European antipode to Santa who beats the naughty children with a birch?
I feel afraid.
We don’t have a Santa costume? Just throw on the knome outfit and throw up some holly!
Why is he sitting on the toilet?
I thought it looked like a toilet, too 🙂
Talk about the ghost of Christmas past. I’m a little scared.
That’s not santa, that’s a gnome. He is sitting on a toadstool and wearing gnome boots and a gnome hat. Still creepy nonetheless, but seasonally inappropriate.
*read with thick Russian accent* In Soviet Russia, Gnome IS SANTA!
Yeah, but there is some holly in the background, so it sort of makes up for it. 😉 And I agree with everyone else. Creepy. This definitely looks like it was taken in the 40’s or 50’s somewhere in European country….
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