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Shady Santa

“Exhibit A when people ask me why I don’t like Christmas.”

(submitted by IG @rleveque1)


“Christmas 1978 and my mom was just super excited to see Santa. I think she still might believe he’s real.”

(submitted by IG

Say Hello To My Little Friend

“My grandmother bought me the outfit to match my American doll for Christmas…and promptly made us pose together for pictures.”

(submitted by IG @annasatterfieldphotography)

Papai Noel

“My brother and I – Brazil 1991. This is when the nightmares started.”

(submitted by IG @jvitorio


“Me and my sibling in the late 80’s after my brother got home from boot camp. I remember my mother had bought a giant frog for Xmas but why it was chosen to be part of our sibling portrait shot I have permanently blocked from memory.”

(submitted by IG @derryhudson

Clown Under

“Perth, Australia in the late 80’s. I’m the littlest and pictured with my 2 older brothers and my older sister. We all have no idea who the clown is or why he is even there…just so random!”

(submitted by IG @leannelee84

Yugo Santa

“In Yugoslavia we had very scary Santas in the 1980s.”

(submitted by IG @bublicki

I’ll Be Buzzed For Christmas

“Circa 1986. My grandma had two cups of coffee and a pack of cigs that Christmas morning.”

(submitted by IG @barbelle1207)

The Crabapple

“This is a Christmas photo shoot of my three boys, then ages two, four, and six. They were supposed to be posing around that box, which was a place holder for their soon-to-be-born sister (the photographer was going to Photoshop her in after she was born). We were trying to get the boys to look at the box in awe, but they didn’t understand. Then one of my sons found a crabapple and threw it right at the photographer…”

(submitted by Liana) 

Christmas Cheer

“I was less than enthusiastic about Christmas 1998.”

(submitted by IG @man_ontheground_