Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lonely Santa at the Dufferin Mall

I went to the Dufferin Mall this afternoon to get some Christmas shopping done.

It was quite quiet, especially compared to the Eaton Centre yesterday. Awesome!

There were no kids lined up to see Santa as they were yesterday at the Eaton Centre ... probably because they all were downtown at the Santa Claus Parade.

When I took this picture, a couple of his elves were sitting yakking with him.

Another of his elves yelled at me (I'll call him Cranky) that I couldn't take pictures of Santa without his permission.

In the meantime, Santa and his elves were posing for me and flashing me peace signs. But I couldn't take the picture fast enough since Cranky was getting in my face. How's that for holiday spirit?!

November 25 update: I got an email this afternoon from the Santa Photo Manager there (he must have found me via Google or something). He said he is sorry that my "elf experience was less than expected" and thinks he knows "who's going to get a lump of coal in their stocking this Christmas!" Ha! Great sense of humor! He has invited me to come in for a complimentary photo with Santa so I can "experience how things should always be done at the castle". That's definitely holiday spirit!

December 1 update: Santa was busy and cheery today! What a happy guy!

9 comments:

FatAngryBlog said...

LOL!icina

lovesmukiwa said...

They should be grateful anyone wants a photo of Santa. Obviously they are not busy!

BunnyMummy said...

I have friends that take their kids to visit Dufferin Mall Santa every year and insist that he is the REAL Kris Kringle. Dont let Kranky ruin your Christmas spirit.....go sit with Santa nd get yor picture taken.

Tina said...

haah thats funny how he found you. the internet is creepily useful for finding people! ... so now you can get to sit on santas knee!

Anonymous said...

The Santa at the duff this year is a fake. We have been taking our kids there for the last 15 years with the real Santa. I wish they would bring back the real Santa. My kids miss him this year. Anyone know where the old Santa from last year is???

Anonymous said...

i know i took my kids there this year to c the real santa and we get there and it's a total fake santa .....i am so mad....we all need to take a stand and fight to get the REAL SANTA CLAUS BACK......come on who's wit me...

Anonymous said...

I was hoping that the real Santa Claus would be at Dufferin Mall this Christmas Season. This would have been our 10th Santa photo with him. It was wonderful
while it lasted... We won't be making the trip to Dufferin Mall to visit with the fake Santa Claus.

Anonymous said...

I think he's moved to Erin Mills Town Centre. . .
check out this link http://www.eyeweekly.com/features/article/108247

Teena in Toronto said...

Interesting survey in the Eye article. Thanks, Anon!

Alas, this Santa only ranked a 5/10.