Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Advent Calendar


Colurophobia is the clinical name for a fear of clowns. I, like many, am afraid of clowns. My feelings towards Santa Claus impersonators are equally strong. The closest Latin term I could find for my fear was hagiophobia, a fear of saints. Although we can count Saint Nick, I think it's stretching it a little too far to use hagiophobia for Santa Claus. I'm stuck on Santaphobia. Feel free to suggest something more graceful.

Below is a collage of Santa impersonators who are variously sinister, overly disguised, stalkers, prone to making babies cry, or any combination of the above. Warning: if you suffer from Santaphobia, these pictures may be triggering.

Black and white crying child: http://www.flickr.com/photos/icandyartstudio/
Lap slump Santa: cjsorg : http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjsorg/
Psycho eyes/crying baby http://www.flickr.com/photos/jc5083/
Insane red Santa: http://www.flickr.com/photos/duluoz_cats/
Creeping fingers Santa: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gibsonsgolfer/
Looking through the window Santa: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gibsonsgolfer/
Out of it santa http://www.flickr.com/photos/28004076@N04/

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