My childhood memories of Santa are sketchy to say the least so when my daughter protested that she was afraid of Santa right from the get-go I thought it was just one of her foibles. It turns out that fear of Santa is a much more common thing (it has even got a name, Hagiophobia, although I think that is a fear of any cultural or religious icon?), check out the SCARED OF SANTA GALLERY: Tis the season to be scared witless
Nothing says Happy Holidays like a photo of sweet little toddlers screaming at Santa. A couple of years ago, the Chicago Tribune asked readers to send in their “Scared of Santa” photos. Those photos are included here, as well as additional photos sent in by SouthFlorida.com, Sun-Sentinel.com and Chicago Tribune readers in subsequent years. Enjoy!