Getting a holiday picture with Santa is a Christmas tradition, and while many families walk away with a picture perfect shot, there are just as many who end up with a major Santa fail.
Kids of young ages often find jolly old St. Nick more than a little terrifying—and they aren’t afraid to show how they feel, either! We scoured social media to round up some of the most hilarious Santa photo fails out there.
1. Cuz it’s a thriller! Thriller night…!
2. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
3. “Other duties as assigned.”
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4. This Santa looks like he’s fresh off the set of Stranger Things.
5. Little Suzie desperately tries to dab her way out of danger.
6. If only crayons came with spellcheck.
7. ‘Twas a holiday standoff, and all through the house…
8. It could almost be a Renaissance painting, if it wasn’t so funny.
9. “Get. Me. OUTTA HERE!”
11. It almost looks like they’re singing.
13. *dies of embarrassment*
14. “Come ON. If we don’t sit on his lap, we don’t get a TOY!”
15. An official tradition!
16. Little Timmy never liked the color purple.
17. Santa with that QB grip looking for his wide receiver.
18. Just No: a play told in four acts.
19. There is no middle ground in the game of thrones.
20. “I think we’re done here.”
21. The eyes say it all…
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22. Who dis?!
23. Horrifying. We’d be scared too, little one!
24. Double your pleasure, double your fun.
Happy holidays—and good luck out there, intrepid parents.