Photos: The Scariest Santas You'll Ever See
Browse our selected illustrations of some of the strangest and creepiest Santa Clauses ever put down on paper and then vote for your favorite
- By Megan Gambino
- Photo Research by Madeline Kelty
- Smithsonian.com, December 20, 2011
(Image by Corbis)
The Smithsonian Institution Libraries has a rare, 1883 edition of Clement Clarke Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas,” with intricate illustrations by artists William T. Smedley, Frederic B. Schell, Alfred Fredericks and Henry R. Poore. Below this particular wood engraving, the text reads, “His eyes: how they twinkled! his dimples: how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry.”
Would you have nightmares if he fell down your chimney? Vote for this scary Santa!