20 Hilarious Pics Of Kids Who Absolutely Hated Meeting Santa

It’s tough being a toddler. Learning the ABCs. Constantly being hungry. People stealing your maracas. You have to hug everyone. It’s a constant barrage of learnin’ and livin’.

Add to the fact you have to sit on the lap of a giant man with a beard in a red suit seconds after meeting him for the first time and early childhood can be down right terrifying.

We’ve all been there.

1. Here’s yours truly circa mid 80s.

I may look subdued but make no mistake, I’m in shock. It was Niagra Falls.

And while I never want to see a kid cry. Let’s be honest, it’s a little refreshing to see that this kind of behavior while meeting Santa for the first time is completely normal. The ‘tradition’ of taking pictures of children freaking out in front of Santa started long before I was born, and it will continue for decades to come.

Here’s proof.

2. Year: unknown


Buzzfeed

Is this Santa or a guy trying to kidnap these poor kids?

3. 1970


@Kimskips

This kid just let the freak out happen openly.

4. 1972


Romper

The ‘shock’ face x 3.

5. 1976


@Jezconk

You think candy is going to help make this situation better, dude?!

6. 1977


@Patrickcbyrd

When you either know you’re too old to sit on Santa’s lap or you first realize this guy isn’t who he says he is.

&. 1985


Romper

I have way too many questions.

8. Year: Unknown


Buzzfeed

Just remember to breathe.

9. 1993


@E__l__f

That’s not a look you want to see on Christmas, ever.

10. Year: Unknown


Buzzfeed

The look of pure desperation and the look of blissful ignorance.

11. 2002


Romper

Bless her lil’ heart.

13. Year: Unknown


Buzzfeed

R: having a lovely time. M: ‘cheese.’ L: I DON’T WANT TO DIE

14. 2013


@Hazeldad722

The look when you just can’t take it anymore!

15. 2015


Romper

When you’ll do anything. ANYTHING. To get out of the current situation. And your siblings are loving it.

16. 2016


@Miss_dana_dane

Twins = x 2 the fun.

17. 2016


@Sudicky

Either he’s passed out because he fell asleep waiting in line or that’s a result of shock.

18. 2016


@wildmadsteve

No way I’m letting my kids go anywhere near this ‘santa!’

19. Year: Unknown


Buzzfeed

The look of pure disgust.

20. 2017


@Santaschoiceawards

TOTAL. MELTDOWN. ABORT. I REPEAT. ABORT.

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