How many of us remember going to Santa as a kid to get our picture taken? If your parents were anything like mine, then you would find yourself dressed up in your Sunday best, told to be on your best behavior, and not to fight with your siblings.
Well, that tradition has been changing up lately, and one particular Santa is helping to make this a more fun activity to remember.
A mall Santa in Pennsylvania has gained a following over the years thanks to his unorthodox methods when posing for pictures.
Scott Diethorne, or Santa Scott, offers to take weird requests for people’s holiday photos. These have included holding pets, showing off his “Naughty” and “Nice” tattoos” inked along his forearms, and even flipping your kids upside down, and all for no extra cost.
Despite the joy that Santa Scott’s large fan base gets from his enthusiastic demonstrations, Cherry Hill Studios, the photo company working with the mall has asked him to “tone it down” this year.
And holiday shoppers have some thoughts on that.