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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

Snickering Santa

Snickering Santa
(Image by The Gallery Collection/Corbis)

Maybe it is the jagged brow on this 1959 rendering of Father Christmas by Pablo Picasso, but Santa’s smile is more like a menacing smirk.

Would you have nightmares if he fell down your chimney? Vote for this scary Santa!

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