12 Photos Of Kids Who Are Absolutely Terrified Of Meeting Santa Claus


Some of the best things the Christmas season can give the internet are warm feel-good stories, epic family holiday cards, and hilarious photos of kids' terrified reactions to meeting Santa Claus for the first time.  

He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. Um, Santa is a little creepy — it's no wonder kids are afraid of him. 

We've all believed in the jolly fictional character at some point in our childhood. And while many of us looked forward to seeing what gifts Santa brought us, some of us (see: me) never actually wanted to meet him. In theory, meeting Santa sounds like a good idea — you get to personally tell him what you want for Christmas and even get the chance to renegotiate your naughty or nice list status. While the mall line to meet with Santa may be long, there's always going to be a few or more kids who freak out the moment they face the big guy. Maybe it's because Santa is so mysterious and all-knowing or maybe it's the overwhelming bright red suit and big beard. Whatever it is, some kids are just not here for it. We rounded up some of the funniest and most adorable viral photos of kids meeting Mr. Claus for the first time.


1. These two are NOT interested.

2. NOPE.

3. "Get us out of here."

4. No thanks, Santa.


6. Santa: "Same."


8. We totally understand.


10. TFW you meet Santa.


12. That moment your dad's Santa prank backfires big time.

Cover image via Imgur


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