Scary Santa Photos – 10+ Cringe Worthy St. Nick Pictures


Creepy Scary Santa photos are MY FAVORITE. It will make you wonder why parents let their kids see Santa Claus after seeing how disturbing and cringe worthy these creepy Santa pics are!

HO! HO! HO! It’s the old creepy man who sneaks into your house and leaves you presents. Could you imagine being a young child, meeting Santa for the first time and St. Nick looking like something out of a horror movie?

Creepy Scary Santa Photos

These funny Santa photos featuring creepy Santa Claus will have you rolling. Enjoy these funny pics of weird Santa.

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Even though my kids are growing up, like many parents – I still try to get a yearly photo of the kids with Santa Claus. In 2021, this is what Santa Claus looks like to me and this is old man who comes down the chimney that my kids know and love.

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2021 Santa Claus Photo

Well, while this is 2021 Santa Claus – he hasn’t always been portrayed as such. And we are here for it. Here are the weirdest, scariest and creepy Santa Claus photos we could find.

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Enjoy and tell your kids to be thankful that they didn’t have to sit on one of these Santas’ laps.

Krampus the Scary and Weird Santa Claus

If that wasn’t weird enough, years ago I came across these scary Santa photos. I mean, who in their right mind would place a child near these weird Santa Clauses?

Do you know about Krampus? Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure, in Alpine folklore, who during the Christmas season scares children who have misbehaved, assisting Santa. At least Krampus had horns. These Scary Santas are just freaky.

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We are really wanting to have an intentional Christmas – keeping Christ as the center of our holiday. That being said, I still love me some Santa and the tradition of a good patron delivering joy.

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I don’t know what in the world is going on with this Santa. It’s like his grandkids put glue on his face and covered it with cotton balls. The kid looks happy, so I guess that is a win?

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And if you don’t look like Santa Claus but are suppose to play the role as one, I guess you could always just buy a Santa mask. (Amazon even sells them and they look much better than this weirdo!)

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Hey, at least the baby is smiling so that’s a win. That isn’t always the case.

Screaming Kids

We have had our fair share of screaming kids on Santa’s lap. All year long, we tell our kids “DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS” and then come Christmas, we plop the kids on some old smelly man’s lap.

I would like to say, if I went to the mall and this weird was there – we would not be getting a Santa photo.

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Of course, they are going to scream and cry. The germs alone make me freak out. So what’s better than a kid screaming on Santa’s lap? If that Santa is scary as all hell .

Creepy Santa Claus Photos

We’ve rounded up several of our favorite creepy Santa photos for your amusement (and our’s too!)

These are some Santas that are just downright scary. From drunk looking to just freaky, let’s take a few minutes to chuckle at these hilariously scary Santa Clauses. What were these parents thinking?

Unibrow Santa

Has used the same scary Santa beard for the last 10 years. No idea what happened to his face, or what is in his hands.

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White as a Ghost Santa

I’m a pale person, but that white is just a little too white. I love how the little girl is showing up her brother in this pic.

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Charles Manson Santa

If Charles Manson (RIP) were to dress up as Old St. Nick – this is what he would look like.

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Bad Santa

Nope, get that child away from this scary Santa! This guy reminds me of Bad Santa. Please tell me you have watched that movie!

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Camo Santa

This scary Santa just needs to walk back into the woods and get lost. He looks like he may know something about January 6, 2021. Just sayin.

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Just NO

I have no idea what is up with this scary Santa but another absolute WHAT WERE THE PARENTS THINKING.

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Drunk Santa Claus

Santa really needs to stop drinking. Parents, please when you can smell the alcohol on Santa’s breath from a mile away…. just don’t.

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Creepy Santa Claus is Coming to Town

He sees you when you are sleeping and this is what nightmares are made of.

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Santa Claus Creepy

NOPE. When Santa Claus looks like this, you just leave – or run, quick.

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