Sunday, December 19, 2004

Saint Nick or Old Nick? 

In the mood for some holiday cheer? Check out these photographs of children terrified by Santa Claus [link via MetaFilter].

I don't have a picture of this, but when my brother Ben was a very little kid, Ayatollah Khomeini was regularly on the news. My brother would point at the TV and ask "Who dat?" to which my parents would respond, "That's a bad man."

That December, on a trip to the mall, Ben delighted me and mortified my mother by pointing at the mall Santa, with his long grey beard and unusual headwear, and shrieking "Bad man! Bad man!" Good times.

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