The Maine Mall in South Portland got rid of the man portraying Santa (not pictured) after being told that he wouldn't let one child sit on his lap.
The AP reports that Jessica Mailhiot and her 6-year-old daughter, Chantel, were told by the Santa that she wasn't allowed to sit with him after they turned down the opportunity to buy a $20 photo.
The girl also added that when she asked the nasty Saint Nick for an American Girl doll, he replied that she'd get an "American football".
When Jessica posted a story recounting the experience online, many others also shared examples of the in-store Santa's rudeness, leading to his eventual dismissal.
The Maine Mall is currently on the lookout for a "jollier" Santa and hopes to have him installed in the grotto within a few days.