Our family had the unfortunate circumstance to run across this supposedly "lovable" Christmas Character that is supposed to be a Spanish version of Mrs. Claus. We encountered this creature at the Taos Christmas Parade and instead of making my young children laugh and be happy in the season, they were terrified to see this enormous goth-like woman with black lipstick and makeup wearing a very garish costume. They would have been okay except this woman after the parade commenced to clomp up and down the street demanding to speak to the little children, demanding they pay attention to her and not the true Santa and Mrs. Claus who were hired to be at the event and wanted us to pay to take a photo with her and also pay for a bag of what looked like crumbled and stale cookies.
My children would have nothing to do with her so there was no way that they would have sat still for a photo with the creature, nor were we going to pay this person. [continued below]....
..... She continued to screech and let out these horrendous chuckles and we had to leave the event early because my children didn't want to stick around to talk to the real santa with that creature on the prowl around them in the dark. As we left and were approaching our vehicle this creature swooped out of the darkness to shove fliers about her business and to demand we come to her home to buy her "cooking" book and eat the food she had prepared. When we nicely declined the offer she turned and tried to shove the fliers on another unsuspecting elderly woman who was then thrown to the pavement by the movement of this huge woman. My children to this day talk of the "Christmas Monster" and beg me to say that it cannot come into our home from the chimney.
After this incident we were hoping that the whole terrible memory would go away but no. The woman continues to put fliers and business cards on our cars at our homes and make our children fear that she "knows where we live" We have tried to tell her we are not interested which only lead to her screeching about her rights and that we should be grateful for her wonderful contribution to the community and how we are persecuting her because she is "psychic". She has even threatened to bring out her "vaquero" gun if we do not visit and take part in her business ideas. The police have been told of this woman repeatedly and not just by our family, many in the neighborhood are terrified she will lose her mind and do something violent as she often gets angry at the store if they do not have exactly what it is she wants at that very moment.
All I can say is don't hire this person for your Christmas function or any other event unless you want it to turn into a horror/goth show instead of a fun family event.