Max was a little taken aback by the Scottsdale Gun Club's plan to offer posed Christmastime portraits with Santa and machine guns, but now that some have been released I think they're delightful. Locked and loaded for a merry Christmas and a very happy new year!

Look at these bright faces. They'd blast away anyone who tried to jack the mound of wrapped Nintendo Wiis and North Face Jackets behind them while whistling "Little Drummer Boy."


Gives a whole new meaning to the War on Christmas. Eh? Eh?

Of course, it's all fun and games until one of these ladies shoots and kills what they thought was a home invader coming down the chimney. Sorry, kids, Christmas is cancelled. Forever.


[Images via AP]