27-year-old Chris Burd thought he would never see the Santa who's lap he sat on 13 years ago, but he would be in for the shock of a lifetime. When it turned out that Santa would be his future father-in-law!
The Santa, Elmer Abbas, had been dressing up as Mr.Claus for 20 years, growing a real puffy beard. In 1998 it was the one and only time he worked as a Mall Santa Maplewood, Minnesota.
While Burd said the realization was “definitely weird,” the couple decided to display the photo at their wedding right next to a shot Liz took with Santa/Dad the same year.