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Santa Scary to Kids? Santa Photo Fails Capture Kids Crying and Sad!

By WendyM |

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Bad Santa photos

These photos of kids freaked out by Santa, either crying or just all-around sad, are proof that the Christmas icon isn’t as beloved as one might imagine.

Why so sad, guys? Many line up for the long haul to meet Santa, only to have their little one completely scared to death by the stranger in the red suit.

Of course, it’s all captured in these bad Santa photos, and while a lot of the expressions are hilarious, some of the kids’ reactions are beyond terrified.

I can’t say I blame the kids, really. Some of these mall Santas would make a grown man cry.

My kids were never particularly interested in waiting to see Santa or wanted to sit on his lap. They sat with a co-worker of mine who was dressed like Santa at a couple of holiday kid parties that my employer had, but we never endured the wait to see Santa or had the all out freak out that some of these kids experienced.

For more kid photo fail fun, check out these Awkward School Pictures!

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Santa Scary to Kids? Santa Photo Fails Capture Kids Crying and Sad!

Not happy

Photo Credit: Sun Sentinel

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About WendyM



Wendy Michaels** has been an entertainment writer for many years, covering the celeb buzz for both TV Crunch and Movie Crunch blogs. She loves celebrity gossip on any level, from A-listers right down to those pesky reality stars. Wendy's passion for entertainment news is a strange addiction, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where she enjoys time with her husband and two children.

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4 thoughts on “Santa Scary to Kids? Santa Photo Fails Capture Kids Crying and Sad!

  1. amanda says:

    My baby girl had the cutest crying on Santas lap picture and the stupid photographer didn’t put in their website for us to print out

  2. nutterbutter says:

    Amanda I know how you feel… I had two kids on Santa’s lap and another one (a twin) laying at his feet screaming. Stupid photographer cropped her out! It would have been the BEST photo ever. Dang. Maybe I can get the kids to recreate the scene for when I’m old :-)

  3. Heather says:

    My baby met Santa for the first time a couple weeks ago at 5 1/2 months old. I figure this was my one chance for a smiling photo for a while, and what I got was one of her throwing her head back laughing. Why? This Santa had a real beard, and she was yanking on it. lol.

  4. Hyman says:

    I just really don’t understand this … Are the kids forced to see Santa and they are scared and still forced? I would never do that to my baby :( he’s 4 months old and slept through Santa … I understand a cute crying photo … But not if the child is truly scared! :(

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