Yes, it does pop up once a year, doesn't it? Though perhaps not quite like this. It isn't Halloween anymore, Santa - you're not supposed to jump out from piles of things and scare people.
Actually this lady just looks bemused, not scared or annoyed (the way I would be if he tried this out on me). She's probably his wife and has seen him do this many times before. In fact, this is very likely to be the Wembley tie couple from yesterday. She has that pursed-mouth expression down very nicely, all right.
Anyway, I want to wish you all a wonderful and amazing holiday! You might want to put out some extra eggnog, though, because Santa looks like he could use a little sit-down and some refreshments.
[From Life, November 10, 1952.]