Visiting Santa at the mall as a child is never as fun as all the adults around you seem to think it is. Frankly, it's scary as hell. A Christmas Story, overplayed as it is, got it exactly right—all you want is a present, and that should have nothing to do with the lap of a grown man playing dress-up.

Relive your childhood trauma with this gallery of 10 of the creepiest mall santas you've ever seen.