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Merry meltdowns! Photos of kids freaking out over Santa

Sara Schones

The Schones triplets from Minneapolis were not impressed by Santa.

Did your holiday trip to the mall traumatize your little one? You're not alone!

Countless families took their little ones to meet Santa this Christmas season. When their kids pouted, cried and screamed, parents who were saddened (and — let's be honest — entertained) by their kids’ reactions thankfully knew to reach for the camera.

Monica Spencer

We asked moms and dads earlier this month to capture their tots’ traumatic encounters with Saint Nick. Must-share candids immediately came pouring in. Here, we feature the best — of the worst — moments of children taking their traumatizing turns on Santa’s lap.     

Have a scroll below and let us know: which are your favorites? Perhaps the babies with quivering lips or maybe the cut-and-run toddlers? Click on the "vote" button on your favorite photo in the gallery below (you can click on the photos to enlarge them).

Christy Bailey

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