13 years after sitting on santa's lap, guy discovers santa is now his father-in-law

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  1. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

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    feeling kinda creeped out here. :facepalm:


    Taking a trip to your local mall to sit on Santa's lap to tell him what you'd like for Christmas is nothing out of the ordinary for children during the holidays.

    But for Chris Burd, 27, of Cottage Grove, Minn., sitting on Santa's lap - only to find out 13 years later that the man is now your father-in-law - was a bit "creepy."

    "That is 100 percent who he is. If there was a Santa Claus, it would be him," Burd told ABCNews.com.

    Elmer Abbas, who is now Chris's father-in-law, has been dressing up as Santa Claus for the past two decades. Abbas said he really enjoys getting into the Santa role, playing him at numerous small town functions, with his real, full white beard and oh-so-authentic big, red Santa suit.

    "My mom was going through old photos and said she thinks one of my old Santa pictures was me sitting on my fiancé's dad's lap," Chris told ABCNews.com. "And I just told her she's nuts. So later in the week I went over to the house and saw it and decided it wasn't him. But later on, I took a closer look and was like, 'Oh my God. That's Liz's dad."

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    Chris and Liz Burd had just gotten engaged last December, right around the same time Chris's mother, Charlene Burd, was pulling out pictures from past Christmases to use for a holiday scrapbook gift.

    "Right after we got engaged, my now-mother-in-law was looking through pictures and at first glance was like, 'No, that cannot be,'" Liz said. "In the six years we had been together, this picture had never come up. She [Charlene] looked closely and thought, 'Wow. That looks like Elmer."

    Turns out, it indeed was Elmer, dressed as Santa Claus in 1998 at Maplewood Mall in Maplewood, Minn., the only year he's ever been a mall Santa.

    "That was the first year that I convinced my family that enough kids had told me I looked like Santa so I could get a job at the mall," Abbas said.

    Chris was 13 at the time, and says he only went to the mall to appease his 3-yeCourtesy Liz Burdar-old sister.

    "His sister was a little girl. Otherwise he wouldn't have done it alone," Liz said. "Even geographically, it's such a coincidence that he went to that mall. He's originally from Ohio and had just moved here."

    When Chris saw the picture, he says he was in disbelief.

    "It was just really kind of a strange feeling. I have met him so many times, and then just seeing him in the picture, to realize I had met him 13 years before was definitely weird," said Chris.

    The coincidence was too funny not to share with their friends, so the couple decided to display Chris's 1998 Santa photo on his father-in-law's lap, alongside Liz's 1998 Santa photo on her dad's lap, in a prominent spot at their Sept. 1 wedding.

    "It was fun to tease my future son-in-law about sitting in his father-in-law's lap. And I think I probably made up a couple of stories about what he wanted for Christmas," Abbas said.

    "He says he remembered a little boy asking for a beautiful wife," Chris joked. "People were amazed how messed up it was. My groomsman said he was so creeped out by it, but thought it was hilarious. He said it was fate. I had no choice but to marry that girl."
     
  2. Napoleon V2

    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    This is a news story?
     
  3. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

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    hey, i thought you retards would enjoy it. it's fucking xmas. spreading cheer. and all that goddamned xmas shit.
     
  4. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Not that creepy and I'd cram the chick.
     
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    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    I really don't get it. A guy goes to a mall santa when he is a kid then later marries his daughter. That's not really a big deal IMO.
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    You're correct. The important thing is whether or not you'd cram Santa's daughter.
     
  7. Napoleon V2

    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    Definitely
     
  8. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    :jam: "I saw hubby...grinding...Daddy Claus...underneath the mistletoe last niiiiiight" :jj:
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Yeah the only thing creepy here is that a 13 year old went to see Santa.
     
  10. FOXXXONE

    FOXXXONE wut?

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    I don't get why this is anything special ?
     
  11. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

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    Cmon guys. Play along like nice liitle fucktards.
     
  12. gilaet

    gilaet Grandiosa Kjøttboller Gold

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    That's a good story.
     
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    Shes cute
     
  14. baltimore mike

    baltimore mike Shitty Bar Thread Creator

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    shes to hot for him
     
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    beatlejaws nowhere poster

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    that's what i thought.
     
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    gwartney Is there gas in the car?

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    You guys missed the part of the story where he talks about, as a 13 year old, feeling a funny lump while sitting in Santa's lap that day and wondering if he was packing a carrot for Rudolph.
     
  17. christ cracker

    christ cracker Well-Known Member

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    santas not creepy
    they fingerprint him
     
  18. jackie the jerk

    jackie the jerk Not Mexican VIP

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    Geo wants me to dress like Santa so she can sit on my face.
     
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  20. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    [​IMG]Sit on my lap and we'll talk about the first thing that pops up.