Scrumptious Bearded… oh wait! YOU’RE NOT MY FATHER!

  • Fish

    Guh. Its FUCKIN’ 3.47. The BOY is awake. Santa’s NEVER coming to our house, cause the BOY don’t know how to sleep.

    Wait, are you telling me Santa doesn’t exist. Shit.


    I’m going to bed.

  • echa

    she’s cute ^_*

  • Danielle

    I still have my doubts, Shiz (about black bows on Christmas presents). I am trying to envision, white wrapping, bright red, even gold (?) and it just still seems morbid to have black bows.

    Now, for other occasions… I could see it. Just not Christmas.

    But hey, if you find a cool picture, I’ll eat my words.

    Along with the other yummy edibles around our house… marshmallow fudge, white chocolate pretzels, dirt pudding, puddles, swedish spritz cookies… oh musn’t forget the blue cheese ball, dill pickle doobers, cashews…
    …and the spiced cider.

    ’tis the season!

    Merry Christmas Eve!

  • faith

    Merry Christmas everybody. Enjoy!

  • http://WWW.ESPRESSOLAB.CA Jimmy

    Sweet, first baby

    Hope you’re all following the Ukrainian election, sunday, sunday, SUNDAY!!

  • Gretchen

    OH my I remember those days!

  • Bob

    2nd wow!

  • leyla

    basketball player in the making. . ?

  • Lurch

    I remember being terriified of him too!

    Happy holidays from Brighton, UK!

  • Jules


    (;3 Happy Holidays!

  • Shazzle

    That’s the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Ever. Next year’s Christmas card?

  • Lisa

    That’s great. Makes me wonder how long it took her to reach for you.

    Happy Holidays.

  • Sarah

    Wow, that is a great Santa! I mean, he looks very authentic don’t you think?

    Very, very cute…thanks for not disappointing the masses here! I love how the red on the bottom of her shoe sort of pulls the whole image together. Compositionally, I mean.

  • Mr Biscuit

    At least Santa looks happy!

  • Jena

    TOO CUTE! You are a very lucky mommy, she is adorable.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Andrew R. Jenkins
  • Sasha


  • David

    That’s an early age to suss out that he’s a fake. Respect, Leta.

  • Jess

    Andrew, that scary santa gallery is AWESOME. I’m wiping away the tears of laughter now. *dab dab*

  • Cheryl

    Oh so that’s how it went… thanks for the update Dooce.

  • lulu cornichon

    Santa’s got a right sporty watch, there. I guess it makes sense that the Utah Santas are more outdoorsy than the New England Santas.

  • Fran

    Oh, poor Leta. That looks like a scary experience.

  • chickenflicken

    Since when does SANTA CLAUS wear such a hi-tech black and silver spaceship of a watch?! Shouldn’t it be a pocket watch or something equally quaint?

  • Carolyn

    Ah, the frantic get-me-off-Santa photo! She is so cute. We don’t do the Santa thing, so I missed out on such photos.

  • melissa
  • Kieran

    I didnt know Santa wore those Nike sport watches

  • Helen


    Aw, bless her. That’s an adorable picture.

  • bushra

    heather. the pictures are too sweet. more!

  • sally

    Here is a link to scared santa photos. They are great. Go visit the site.,0,3205438.photogallery?index=1

  • Scott

    Awesome picture. Leta looks like she is about to cartwheel right off his leg and backhandspring into your arms.

  • Beth

    That is so freaking sweet. And he’s a super Santa!

  • heathertoo

    And she is in pink with two socks, and two shoes! Best one yet!

  • kEma

    Scrumptious BABY, afraid of Santa. Leta .. Leta you have no idea how after years you will beg to be on his lap, and to be able to touch his beard, without being desturbed by the fact that he is DAMN PHONEY!

  • Monica

    I love how her legs are sticking straight out like she doesn’t want to touch one more square inch of Santa then is required…

  • Cammie

    I’ve been Dooced. :(

  • Sarah

    Wow…how many times is the scared santa photo link going to be posted?? It was posted at least twice yesterday, I think. LOL!

    We are obviously a group that gets an inordinate amount of pleasure from seeing pictures of kids terrified.

  • JuJuBee

    Ahahaha! Great picture!! Poor little Leta…she musta been so confused.

  • Sara from WI

    I like how her fingers are curled back, like she’s pulling on your invisible reins.

  • Steve

    Hmmm…Santa…Santa…S-A-N-T-A…S-A-T-A-N…Feets, don’t fail me now!

  • Girl.A

    Santa doesn’t smell like Daddy either – that peppermint schnaaaaaaps breath and the blinding white beard are terrifying. I know, I just had my picture taken with Santa yesterday. It’s part of my therapy for Kringlephobia.

    When I was 5 I punch Santa in the sack because he was so much bigger than me and I figured only monsters dressed like that in real life. Yesterday I stomped on his toe because he told me I had a nice ass.

  • Mir

    That is hilarious. Leta will so enjoy you showing that photo to her boyfriends in high school.

  • Another Dooced one

    Sorry Cammie! I got dooced Dec 1, so I’m right there with ya. Relax for now and try to enjoy the holidays.

    Dooce, great picture to blackmail her with when she’s older!

    Merry Christmas to all…

  • Becky

    When Miss Leta reaches her teens, and tells you to get out of her space, you’ll have this perfect photo to remind yourself that there was a time when she wanted nothing on the planet more than to have you IN her space. Look at those precious, tiny fingers, pulling you closer to her with sheer will. Another moment exquisitely captured!

    (BTW — this Santa matches my own mental image of exactly what Santa must look like. Thanks for letting me believe all over again! :>D )

  • Mo

    not my daddy…AND NOT GEORGE EITHER!!! WTF, Mom? W.T.F?


  • Stacey

    So freaking cute!

  • Liv

    Very cute!

  • lauragayle

    Lovely! You’ll never have to worry about her running off with a jolly old elf…

  • Liz

    That is not a happy camper.

  • Ali

    Aw. I think it’s a rite of passage for every baby to have the “GET THE HELL AWAY FROM ME SANTA” picture. I know I had one, except I bit Santa.

  • LadyBug

    LOVE this picture. And that’s one of the best mall Santas I’ve ever seen.

    When my oldest daughter was almost 2, and her sister (now 6) was a baby, the mall Santa was a _tiny_ little Spanish man, who didn’t seem to speak or understand English and looked about as much like Santa as *I* do. We’ve always affectionately referred to him as Pépé Santa.