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Bathysphere: I was Santa's elf at the mall, one year while still in high school.
GCD: Mall Santa secrets
miniflea: Is this a good place to mention I once worked with a guy who had another job as a mall Easter bunny and was by bizarre coincidence also a furry?
Random Anonymous Blackmail: Look at all the pretty white chillins[www.morethings.com image 720x480]
oldfarthenry: Bathysphere: I was Santa's elf at the mall, one year while still in high school.Hey, fellas - how many of us are visualizing this right now?[i1151.photobucket.com image 250x200]
JackieRabbit: I've always thought of making a frightened two year old sit on Santa's lap as cruel. Kids that age are normally wary of and often frightened by strangers. When you take them into the crowded, loud, big decorated mall they are already sensory-overloaded. Putting them in the lap of some weirdly dressed stranger is just too much. Of course they are going to melt down. Santa doesn't mean anything to a child so young anyway.
Bathysphere: Yeah, the worst part of that job was when the kids were scared of Santa and their parents would say, "GODDAMNIT, YOU LITTLE SHIAT, YOU SIT THERE AND SMILE OR THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY WHEN WE GET HOME! " Sadly, kids were so scared, I had to sit on Santa's lap next to them, and parents still paid for the photos with me in them. I cried daily after work. It sucked.