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Once the boys are clearly college-age, it looks to me like the Santas start getting sort of in to it. Like, after a long day of dealing with little kids, two adult dudes is a refreshing change.
posted by muddgirl at 1:22 PM on December 19, 2013


Needs more screaming... Nope there it is.
posted by Big_B at 1:22 PM on December 19, 2013


And boy, are Santa's knees tired!
posted by Danf at 1:22 PM on December 19, 2013


I enjoy the end when they present their children to be blessed by Santa The White, Lord Of Winter.
posted by The Whelk at 1:24 PM on December 19, 2013 [13 favorites]


Glad to see Brother 2 finally locked in the facial hair.
posted by Iridic at 1:25 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's also a good timeline of Generic White Guy Fashion.
posted by The Whelk at 1:28 PM on December 19, 2013 [6 favorites]


That's what I love about these high school girls Santa, man. I get older, they He stays the same age.
posted by ShawnString at 1:30 PM on December 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


Yeah that bowl cut is hideous, and I'm comfortable with the fact that I had one during the same era.
posted by Big_B at 1:31 PM on December 19, 2013


Some of those Santas are imposters.
posted by janey47 at 1:33 PM on December 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Goes from standard Christmasy to a bit creepy to utterly awesome
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:37 PM on December 19, 2013


Thank you Martin, both for these Holiday photos and also for reminding me that I'm not the only one with the "on again off again" weight loss/gain (something I've been down about recently.)

Considering I currently most resemble 2007, it gives me hope (you look very comfortable and nice in the last photo).

I guess I'll be picking up those salad tongs again soon!

Well... certainly right after Christmas, buuut... then there's the New Year. So I'll do it in January! But... of course... then there's Valentine's Day, what with all that chocolate, so Mid-March it is!!! (oh wait, Easter Candy...). OK, ok, ok. May it is, oh... wait. May is my birthday month and.... ahhhh, fuck it. I'm just going to go watch Inception.
posted by Debaser626 at 1:38 PM on December 19, 2013


I'd like to have heard some of the conversations with the Santas when they aged past the traditionally acceptable age to sit on Santa's knee; "Honest, this is a thing we do every year. No, don't call security..."
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:39 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I absolutely love these, and am curious what kept them going through the teens.
posted by Nimmie Amee at 1:43 PM on December 19, 2013


I love that they are clearly super totally hilariously into it even during the awkward teenage years when the average kid that age hates literally everything and everyone.
posted by elizardbits at 1:43 PM on December 19, 2013 [9 favorites]


One of them seems not to have aged or bought any new clothes in 15 years.
posted by dilaudid at 1:45 PM on December 19, 2013


"One of them seems not to have aged or bought any new clothes in 15 years."

And I bet he hasn't shaved for several hundred at least.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:48 PM on December 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


This one is my favorite because of the bizarre juxtaposition of Hawaiian shirts and Santaland, plus the way Santa appears to be blessing those penguins. It's the only one that would still be hilarious without the context.
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:02 PM on December 19, 2013


Penguins are from the South Pole. THAT IS THE ANTI-SANTA.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:19 PM on December 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


THAT IS THE ANTI-SANTA.

You can tell by the "OH OH OH" birthmark on his scalp.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:25 PM on December 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


Is it just me, or are these kids HUGE? They both get too big to sit on Santa's lap very quickly. Or maybe the local area Santas are just super petite? I've never seen a four year old who looked too big for the Santaland environment, before.
posted by Sara C. at 2:44 PM on December 19, 2013


It's also a good timeline of Generic White Guy Fashion.

I'm pretty sure I had one of those crunchy nylon jogging jackets in 1989, too.
posted by Sara C. at 2:46 PM on December 19, 2013


That final Santa in the last two pictures is some kind of glorious, Hogwarts-wizard-level Santa. I want to get a picture with him!
posted by xingcat at 4:03 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I had almost forgotten about Tebowmania. Almost...
posted by gimli at 4:28 PM on December 19, 2013


This is unbelievably cute, though as a fellow awkward looking teen I gotta say that 1997 was not a good year for these dudes. (It was a lousy year for me and my cuteness, too.)
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 4:34 PM on December 19, 2013


I was all "striped shirt... striped shirt... another striped shirt... jeez, decades of striped shirts... hey, BRONCO JERSEYS!"
posted by scody at 5:46 PM on December 19, 2013


That one Santa looked a lot like Dan Akroyd.
posted by Twang at 11:05 PM on December 19, 2013


Let these Santa photographers go forward with my personal blessing, for what it's worth. Let the photographs continue until the boys, and their children after them, are aged Santas themselves! A council of Santas! Even better, until the Santa in the center reminds them all of their lost youth, pink and full of vigour, while the withered old men stoop beside him, their frail husks of children struggling to smile for the camera through wispy white strands of hair.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:52 AM on December 20, 2013


I liked this way more than I thought I would. Looks like the older one hit a HUGE growth spurt around 1992.
posted by sweetkid at 7:38 PM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


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