Some Very Bad Santas

When you think about it, Santa Claus sure seems like he’s on a bit of a high horse. Who is he, you might ask, to pass some moral judgment on us, and to dole out punishment and presents accordingly? Has Santa never found himself on the wrong side of the naughty list? Good thing Awkward Family Photos is here to check on how that jolly old elf gets his jollies. Over the years, we’ve seen him acting weird, creepy, sleazy, and even downright criminal, and we’ve collected some exceedingly awkward evidence to prove it.

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“My dad took this photo with his ex-wife and stepdaughter, thinking it would be funny and cute to showcase a naughty Santa getting arrested. I don’t think he realized though, just how naughty it seemed when he sent it off as a greeting card to family and friends.”

(submitted by Valerie) 

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Sometimes, we know if he’s been naughty too.

(submitted by Rhett)

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“My parents took me and brother to see this ‘Bad Santa’ sometime in the late 80s. […] It wasn’t until 20+ years later we realized he looks angry and drunk and is flipping the bird in every picture we took!”

(submitted by Laura)

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“We dug this gem up recently.  None of us realized how creepy the Santa was except our baby sister.  We still aren’t sure where the camera actually was.”

(submitted by Shelly)

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Even Santa has regrets.

(submitted by Cyndi)

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

(submitted by Gabby)

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“This was taken back in 1971 when I was about 18 months old. My grandmother had one of our cousins dress up as Santa to surprise me and my aunt (who is holding me). I’m not sure what happened to Santa on the way over…..looks like he was run over by one of his reindeer.”

(submitted by Heather)

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“The memories around this pic are fuzzy, I suspect that I have blocked out Santa trying to lift my shirt and/or pinch my nipple. If I had to guess, I was probably around four years old (1979). Clearly, I am horrified by the look on my face.”

(submitted by Joseph)

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“My memories of meeting Santa are fond ones. I came across this pic, however, and was startled by the look on this particular Santa’s face. He looks a little less interested in what I want for Christmas, and a little more interested in how I’d taste in a stew.”

(submitted by Alan)

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Looks like Christmas is not just about the children.

(submitted by Katie)