Earlier today, I was assigned to photograph Santa and Mrs. Claus as they paid a surprise visit to a local veteran’s wife and young son.
Once we all arrived in front of the house, the merry couple began unloading gifts and food from their van. The entire time, we could see Ayden, 3, pressing his nose up against the living room window and gaping at us, and we could hear his gasps: “Is that Santa Claus?”
As Mrs. Claus readied the biggest bag of toys, Santa suddenly turned to me and said, “Hey, I’ve seen you around places. You’d recognize me probably, if I weren’t wearing all this.”
And with that, he began to tug at his beard and pull it down to reveal his mouth.
“Noooooo!” I shrieked. “Put it back on! He’s watching! You can’t de-beard yourself!”
And that’s how I almost ruined Christmas.
But I didn’t.
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