Mall Fires Grumpy Santa
He wouldn't let one kid sit on his lap
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 6, 2012 1:51 PM CST

(Newser) – Ho ho ... humbug? A mall in Maine has sacked Santa Claus after children and parents complained he was rude, grumpy, and wouldn't even let one child sit on his lap. Jessica Mailhiot and her 6-year-old daughter, Chantel, went to see Santa this week, and told a local TV station he was rude and wouldn't let the girl sit on his lap when they said they didn't want to buy a $20 photo. Chantel says when she asked Santa for an American Girl doll, he replied she'd get an "American football." When the mom posted her story online, others shared similar experiences. The Maine Mall in South Portland says it hopes to have a jollier Santa in place ASAP.

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Dec 7, 2012 4:08 PM CST
grumpy ba at i dept store i worked at we once had a drunk santa! what fun!
Dec 7, 2012 5:17 AM CST
It's just Billy Bob Thornton getting into character for a Bad Santa sequel... The kid is actually lucky that he didn't piss of her then barf down her shirt... : (
Dec 6, 2012 7:54 PM CST
Miracle on 34th street.