TERROR IN TOYLAND

Photos: An Album of Santa Photos Gone Awry

  1. Elizabeth Alice Fishman, 2004. Sent by parents Laura and Ron.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  2. Twins Abby and Trevor Casmere, 2002. Sent by mom Beth who notes, "We have not been to see Santa since.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  3. This is what Jaime Azara got for waiting an hour to see Santa in 2006: a screaming, sobbing Ava and an apprehensive old elf.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  4. Twins Bryn and Alex Philiotis at age 23 months with a Santa who has aged 23 months since their arrival, 1999. Sent by mom Barbara.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  5. Twins Nicholas and Madison Precht, 2002. Sent by mom Stacie.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  6. Clara Thurm exposes her tonsils as Santa nearly exposes his face in 2006. Sent by parents Jeremy and Larke.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  7. Michael Hall, 2005. Sent by grandparents Stephen and Margaret Tennis.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  8. Charles Desnoyers starts a new dance craze in 2005. Sent by mom Kristin.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  9. Janet Kozoman, who probably harbors a fear of trellises to this day. 1984 photo sent by mom Linda.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  10. Eli Roos was at least in this 2006 picture. Mom Peggy reports that his sister wouldn't go near the bug-eyed elf.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  11. Thirteen-month-old Marisa Grigolo learns why 13 is an unlucky number, 2006. Sent by mom Cheryl.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  12. Price Kovach, 2004. Sent by mom Kristen.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  13. Payton Tarulis-Morris tries to set an example for brother Owen, 2006. Sent by mom Rebecca Tarulis.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  14. This 1969 photo has a great variety of expressions….As it turns out, writes mom Judi Hennessy, "The older children, Lisa, 7, and Todd, 5, are holding the jacket of Amy, 2, so she can't run away.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)
  15. This 1981 shot from Valerie Miller, who captured daughter Amie's first glimpse of St. Nick, is the first in a series that Miller says she torments Amie with every year. Now this is a mom who knows what Christmas is all about.

    (Courtesy Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland)

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