Babies crying on Santa's lap photos are the best, and I've always wanted one for my own personal collection. Is that cruel? Maybe. But it's such a holiday treasure, isn't it? A right of passage in a way? Sure. Go with it. Unfortunately, despite being terrified, I've never managed to capture Cole's fear on camera. I considered pinching him mid-photo, but I didn't want one of the nosy elves to call Children's Aid...
So to make up for my lack of hilarious photos, I've asked my friends to submit their best Santa freak out photos. And believe me, there are some real gems here! You might want to empty your bladder before you take a peek at these.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! ENJOY!
"NOT FAIR. SHE GETS TO SIT ON SANTA. I GET THE DUMB HORSE. THIS IS CRAP."
Adalynn 3.5yrs and Alaina 11 months
"IT'S LIKE LOOKING INTO THE EYES OF A DRAGON! THIS IS TERRIBLE!"
Aliyah age 1 submitted by Valerie Good
"HE'S A FRAUD! WORST. DISGUISE. EVER!"
Baby Mason 10 Months
"THIS IS THE POUTY LIP I WILL USE TO GET ANYTHING I EVER WANT IN LIFE!"
Benjamin 9.5 months
"I AM SO NOT OKAY WITH THIS. BROTHERS! DO SOMETHING!"
Darien, Mara, Zander
"I DIDN'T LIKE YOU THEN. I DON'T LIKE YOU NOW. TWO FOR TWO."
"DEAR SANTA; YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING." xoxo - Ellie
Ellie submitted by Stevie-Lee
"WHAT KIND OF CRUEL TORTURE IS THIS?!?"
Elliott 9 months - Submitted by Jayne
"I DEMAND TO BE REMOVED! EJECT! EJECT!"
Emery 17.5 months
"ARE YOU MOCKING ME?!?"
Jake 8 months, submitted by Justyna Marr
"I PROMISED MYSELF I WOULDN'T CRY...I PROMISED MYSELF I WOULDN'T CRY..."
Lena, Abigail, and Linden submitted by Sarah Duff
"YOU THINK THIS IS FUNNY MOM? MY FUTURE THERAPIST WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS!"
"WHAT KIND OF MONSTER ARE YOU?!?"
Logan 9 months
"YOU CAN PUT ME IN PIGTAILS AND PLAID, BUT I REFUSE TO LIKE THIS!"
Madison 3.5yrs & Mackenzie 1.5yrs - submitted by Nadine Norris
"IF ONLY I COULD WALK, I'D BE OUTTA HERE SO FAST! DAMN YOU, IMMOBILITY!"
Maxim 8 months
"THE LADY ELF HOLDING ME DOESN'T MAKE THIS SITUATION ANY BETTER!"
Olivia 18 months
"YOU'RE LEAVING ME HERE, AREN'T YOU?!? COME BAAACCCCKKKKKK! I PROMISE TO START SLEEPING!"
PHOTOGRAPHERS: THIS IS WHY CROPPING IS IMPORTANT
I CALL THIS ONE "THE TIME DADDY GOT FRIENDLY WITH SANTA..."
"SURE, I'LL WEAR THE HAT. BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE ME LIKE THIS!"
"WELL SOMEONE HAD TO BE THE CRIER OF THE FAMILY..."
"I'M SO. NOT. OKAY WITH THIS!"
CUTE KID. CREEPY SANTA.
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER!
"YOU CAN GUIDE YOUR OWN DAMN SLEIGH SANTA!"
Seamus - submitted by Karen
"SANTA, WITH A BERET? I DON'T BUY IT!"
"FULL EPIC MELTDOWN IN .5 SECONDS..."
Sydney 8.5 months and Emery 3.5 yrs
"BUT MOM! I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME?!? WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?!?"
"THIS MAN KNOWS WHERE WE LIVE AND WILL BE COMING DOWN OUR CHIMNEY TOO? GET ME AWAY!!!"