Real Kids' Photos: Spooked by Santa
To some kids, that jolly guy with rosy cheeks and the long beard is, well, freaky! Check out some of the funniest scared-by-Santa Claus photos, submitted by moms (trust us: you'll want to send this one to a friend).
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Emily, Meet Santa
Emily's first meeting with Santa? Not the best first impression. --Sara R., Oviedo, Fl.
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Joseph is not happy about being on Santa's lap. --Kristy M., Concord, N.C.
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The Candy Man
Santa tried to bribe Samuel with candy canes. It didn't work. --Mellissa A., Fort Lewis, Wa.
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That's Not My Daddy!
As you can see, Maia Lula was not having it. --Michaela C., Germantown, M.D.
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A very unjolly Christmas for Laurel. --Melissa D., Maple Valley, Wa.
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Pig Tailed and Pouty
Alyssa is definitely not a fan. --Michelle B., Ridley Park, Pa.
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Snowed By Santa
Even Malcolm's favorite book can't distract him from his fear of Santa. --Melissa D., Maple Valley, Wa.
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I Don't Think So
Samuel got spooked! --Rebecca F., Rutherfordton, N.C.
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Aubrey screamed until her face matched Santa's outfit. --Melissa D., Maple Valley, Wa.
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Santa's Little Helper
William wanted to be Santa's little helper -- until he found out he'd have to sit in some strange-looking man's lap! --Martina T., Edgartown, Ma.
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Dad in Disguise
Poor thing -- Katelyn didn't know that Santa was her own daddy! --Jamie V., Cutler Bay, Fl.
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Even Santa's helper couldn't help this little Ben. --Melanie R., Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Jack screams even as his dad reaches in to get him.--Jennifer B., Chaska, Mn.
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Not Your Typical Christmas Card
Everything matches except for, well, Dana's and Santa's expressions. --Melissa D., Maple Valley, Wa.
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Not quite sure Memphis Sky was ready for Ol' St. Nick this year! --Tiffany R., Hollowrock, Tn.
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Two Down, One to Go
We finally got Ian and Riley to like Santa, just need to keep working on that little one, Trey! --Julie M., Weyers Cave. Va.
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Twice the Tears
Addison and Aidan just love Santa (not).
--Ashlee G., North East, Md.
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Get Me Out of Here!
Even though his cousins were posing happily with the Big Guy, baby Terence was having a meltdown. --Cathleen B., Northport, N.Y.
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Olivia (with her baby cousin) does not trust this Santa guy. --Luke W., Gillette, Wy.
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Making a Break for It
Hard to believe, but Alexis, the older one, loves him. Madeline is definitely not a fan. --Alyssa W., Arlington, N.J.
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Dressing the Part
Even her look-alike outfit couldn't help Kayla warm up to Santa. --Shawn P., Sanatoga, Pa.
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Santa's Not Looking So Happy Either
Taylor's second visit to Santa -- still not OK with the big guy. --Amanda C., Lubb, Tx.
Text by Chrissy Mahlmeister. Copyright © 2008 Meredith Corporation.
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