Another Sad Holiday Display

This one is a little more creepy than sad.


It’s a life-size Santa mannequin, propped up at a toll booth on the Cimarron Turnpike in Oklahoma, where I’m spending Christmas with my family. You can’t make it out in the photo, but his face is all ruddy and weird, as if he were made out of paper mache and drug out year after year to greet the eastbound traffic in all sorts of weather.


The creepiest thing to me is the safety vest, which must freak out the night drivers to some extent. Also, the sad table of fake presents is a bit of a downer, though the poinsettias suggest that someone was really trying.

3 thoughts on “Another Sad Holiday Display

  1. I do like the fact that he is wearing a ‘safety vest’ to show the motorists that they are concerned with safety? Or maybe someone almost ran Santa down one year and now they want him ‘easy to see’ to prevent injuries to Santa? :D

  2. I am HOWLING! You should to start a ‘worst holiday display’ contest next year…..have people send in the awful displays they’ve seen where they live. Too funny!
    Santa looks like a lush! hahahahahaha

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