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25 Hilarious Photos of Santa Claus with Crying or Otherwise Unhappy and Traumatized Children

Bad Santa

Bad, bad Santa

It just wouldn’t be Christmas if a child on Santa’s lap didn’t start weeping or screaming out of terror or some kind of long-lasting trauma. Or if Santa didn’t look utterly bored, drunk and otherwise mildly inappropriate.

This Christmastime is no exception.

We asked Babble readers to share photos of their unhappy children with Santa Claus, and, boy, did they ever deliver. Here are some of our favorites. Merry Christmas:

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  • Double the trauma. 1 of 25
    Double the trauma.
    Photo of Nora and Hadry submitted by Stephanie Duesing
  • Double the skepticism. 2 of 25
    Double the skepticism.
    Photo submitted by Allie Rocchi
  • Is Santa supposed to smell like closing time at a bar? 3 of 25
    Is Santa supposed to smell like closing time at a bar?
    Photo of Charlie submitted by Cathy Becker
  • At the mall? Maybe. But at my house? My sanctuary? Et tu, Brute? 4 of 25
    At the mall? Maybe. But at my house? My sanctuary? Et tu, Brute?
    Photo of Alexander submitted by Susan Scaperotto
  • No one said I’d have to share Santa with a cat. 5 of 25
    No one said I'd have to share Santa with a cat.
    Photo of Kelsey-Ann submitted by Jill Kathan
  • When Santa’s unhappy, everyone’s unhappy. 6 of 25
    When Santa's unhappy, everyone's unhappy.
    Photo of Brianna submitted by Brooke Hutchinson
  • You can make me sit here but you can’t make me not cry. 7 of 25
    You can make me sit here but you can't make me not cry.
    Photo of Kirby & co. submitted by John Cave Osborne
  • At least let me wear shoes if you’re going to make me sit here. Again. 8 of 25
    At least let me wear shoes if you're going to make me sit here. Again.
    Photo of Kirby & co. submitted by John Cave Osborne
  • The elf! I said I wanted to hug the elf! 9 of 25
    The elf! I said I wanted to hug the elf!
    Photo of Charlie submitted by Carla Palmer
  • Keep holding down my hands, Santa. No, really, it’s in your best interest. 10 of 25
    Keep holding down my hands, Santa. No, really, it's in your best interest.
    Photo of Riley submitted by Shannon Coyne
  • One of these things is not like the other. 11 of 25
    One of these things is not like the other.
    Photo submitted by Deanna Waid
  • What do you mean we have to give him milk and cookies? I thought I wouldn’t have to start sharing until nursery school. 12 of 25
    What do you mean we have to give him milk and cookies? I thought I wouldn't have to start sharing until nursery school.
    Photo of Claire submitted by Megan Kitterman
  • Do you use conditioner on this thing? 13 of 25
    Do you use conditioner on this thing?
    Photo of Declan submitted by Danielle Sauro
  • I’d heard you were going to be taller. 14 of 25
    I'd heard you were going to be taller.
    Photo of Henry and Violet submitted by Monica Bielanko of The Girl Who
  • Why does HE get to sit on Santa’s lap? 15 of 25
    Why does HE get to sit on Santa's lap?
    Photo of Reggie submitted by Rebecca Worrall
  • Oh sure, act like I’M the naughty one. 16 of 25
    Oh sure, act like I'M the naughty one.
    Photo of Madisyn submitted by Lindsay
  • By all means, scratching me with your beard should calm me down. 17 of 25
    By all means, scratching me with your beard should calm me down.
    Photo of Graciella submitted by Nicole
  • Go ahead and drop me, Santa. See how that works out for you. 18 of 25
    Go ahead and drop me, Santa. See how that works out for you.
    Photo of Nathan submitted by Crystal Lee
  • I will not fall asleep, too. I will not fall asleep, too. 19 of 25
    I will not fall asleep, too. I will not fall asleep, too.
    Photo submitted by Susan Scaperotto
  • No matter which way you look at it, this isn’t working out. 20 of 25
    No matter which way you look at it, this isn't working out.
    Photo submitted by YJ Kim-Thayer
  • I’m SO outta here. 21 of 25
    I'm SO outta here.
    Photo of Nico submitted by Sage Howard
  • Oh, hey, I was told we’d probably meet one of these days. 22 of 25
    Oh, hey, I was told we'd probably meet one of these days.
    Photo of Sarrazine submitted by Jennifer Poiry Prough
  • He’s crying on the outside, I’m about to start doing it on the inside. 23 of 25
    He's crying on the outside, I'm about to start doing it on the inside.
    Photo submitted by Jillian Latauro
  • All I know is good kids don’t cry. Right, Santa? 24 of 25
    All I know is good kids don't cry. Right, Santa?
    Photo of Shepherd and Rock submitted by Natalie Thompson
  • Next year I want to sit on SANTA’s lap. 25 of 25
    Next year I want to sit on SANTA's lap.
    Photo submitted by Kim Amicon

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