I'm shocked that in today's world parents still allow their children to sit on a complete strangers lap and whisper to him their wish lists. An older man rockin' a creepy long beard (with probably other unkept hairy body parts) holds these little kids, take pictures with them and make them believe he's going to sneak into their house and bring presents...oh but only if they're good.
All of it sounds so creepy to me. "Hey there little girl. Santa's only going to come if you've been good. Did Daddy spank you this year? Did you like it?"