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
(Mary Evans Picture Library)
This circa 1900 illustration of Father Christmas peering over the headboard of a bed where two children are opening presents adds a layer of creepiness to this verse of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: “He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.”
Would you have nightmares if he fell down your chimney? Vote for this scary Santa!