Often kids are afraid of the jolly Santa seated in the christmas display in the local shopping centre. He might be trying to represent christmas day and presents, but to many of them he is just a scary guy in a red outfit.
If Saint Nick doing his best to grant wishes and spread some Christmas cheer can make a child cry, imagine what coming across this big-headed laughing lady would do to them!
It is two sleeps until christmas and we made the mistake today of going to a shopping centre for some last-minute gifts. There was no sign of the austerity christmas the people in this picture from 1947 were expecting. If only that laughing lady was strolling around spreading a little christmas terror through the children there might have been fewer people for us to have to deal with.
Merry Christmas and hopefully Santa brings you all the toys you can handle!