Santa & Screaming Infants: Is There A More Festive Combo?

I think not.We waited for 2.5 hours for this guy tonight, and that was with a reservation. But totally worth it.

This is The Big Guy that we’ve taken Kendall to every year of his life. He’s the real Santa, and the sweetest man ever.

Leyna wasn’t buying what he had to sell, but I’ve secretly always wanted a screaming baby/Santa picture, so it’s cool. Kendall was always so composed in his. (You can see years past in this post.) I mean, there’s just something so very Classic Christmas in America about handing over your terrified, crying child to a man who makes a living off a letting small children sit on his lap. And now I have one of my very own to frame and put on my mantle every year.

Ho, ho, ho! I love it.

Oh, and about those Inappropriate Elves… I know I’ve got to narrow down the top 10, and I’m about to dig into it now. I’ll probably save the announcement for tomorrow morning, so don’t wait up. Sorry folks. This Santa thing ate up our entire night.

Kendall is 3.5 and Leyna is *gulp* nearly a year old. 

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  1. Oh wow!! It is the classic picture. We are in just about every Santa picture because my kids won’t go without us. We see a different real Santa but we go to the same place every year and it is a big part of the fun.

  2. Oh my goodness! Followed a link from the bearded Iris and discovered you’re local. We have seen The Big Guy since Stonebriar opened and followed him to The Villages when he moved there. My kids are now 10, 12, and 15 and I don’t know how many more years the oldest will let me drag him there!

    Love this picture of your 2 and my favorite Santa ever.

  3. Classic! My two are the same, my eldest was usually fine, my second not so much. This year a definite no- go for a kids only pic, as second child upon approach screamed, kicked and death-clung to my neck. Thank goodness Mommy had foresight to throw on a bit of makeup and do her hair, as was inserted into the pose 🙂 I felt bad for the little tyke, especially when the next time she saw a Santa she turned to me and said “Momma? That Santa? ” ( loud whisper) ” I Don’t Like Him!!”

  4. Ha! Love this!

    Our mall did a “Santa Fast Pass” thing this year. Separate line if you’d bought online. Loved that. B/c after having to wait hours, what kid is going to be in a good mood for Santa?

    • He comes here for 6 weeks every year, then goes back to where his home is…..Colorado, maybe? I can’t remember. A chatty elf told me 6-7 years ago and I’ve since forgotten.

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