The holidays are a time of remembering, a time of tradition. As we as children suffered through the groping hands and rum-tinged breath of Santa Claus, so did our forefathers. With that in mind, let's take a look at some classic, vintage Sketchy Santas. They've aged perfectly!
When it comes to Sketchy, it's hard to to tell what's worse: A grumpy Santa that hates their work (like this charming chap above), or the ones that seem oddly pleased to be doing what they're doing. Take a look at some of them below and let us know in the comments which is worse: A Santa that will murder your child, or take them home as a present for themselves?
One of the best things about mall Santas is the range of emotion they produce. Take a look at this guy up here. I mean, sure he's sketchy and probably enjoys his job a little too much, but there's a sort of placid serenity about him that you don't see from most people.
It's only a matter of time before Santas begin to invade our local malls, department stores, and festive gatherings. Before braving the holiday maelstrom that is Christmas 2011, however, verse yourself on how to spot a Sketchy Santa. The first telltale sign, seen above, is in the eyes. Does Santa look particularly angry and spiteful? Dead giveaway. Or in the case below, does Santa appear to be on the end of a 12-hour bender with severe sleep deprivation?