Elmer Abbas has only been a mall Santa once — 1998 at Maplewood Mall. That was the year that Chris Burd sat on his lap and probably didn’t answer “your daughter” when Santa asked what he wanted for Christmas.
Burd has recently looked at a picture from then and realized it’s his father-in-law.
“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.”
(h/t: Brian Hanf)