Holiday Costumes Banned


Published 12/06 2013 01:43PM

Updated 12/06 2013 01:46PM

(WSMV) A Tennessee couple that was trying to get people in the holiday spirit on Black Friday wound up getting a lump of coal instead. 

The two were kicked out a couple of Nashville-area malls for what they wore: Christmas costumes.

David and Bette Carter say they've been dressing up to spread holiday cheer for 10 years now.

"The shop owners, they loved us. They wanted us to stay and bring the people in," David Carter said.

"And the shoe store, they said, 'Can't you stay a little longer?'" Bette Carter said.

But their little Secret Santa shopping spree for a granddaughter was cut short at Opry Mills Mall.

"As we were walking through the mall, some young woman who was security there asked us to leave," Bette Carter said.

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