It's OK, kids, I think Santa is a little frightening, too.
She's so close to getting away.
2009 Santa panic. Somehow it's timeless.
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Is it just me or does Santa look like he feels bad for scaring this kid?
No, she isn't going to smile for the camera.
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Reaching for Mom in terror since 1980.
She developed an irrational fear of white gloves after that.
"My tiny little fingers are reaching for you to save me, Mom."
This kid is clearly doing the tuck and lunge to get away by falling to the ground. Much safer than the guy with the beard.
Kid on the right isn't sure what's happening. Don't worry, Mom, he will quickly take a cue from the kid on the left.
At least the older kid looks relatively smug.
The quiet, quivering lips fill my heart with sadness.
This child is literally praying it will all be over soon.
She's crying because Santa is clearly a 13-year-old boy.
He wants away from Santa's ornament-themed camouflage pajama set.
"Get this kid off of me." — Santa
Dad had to intervene in this crisis situation.
"Maybe if we pretend to pass out, our Mom will whisk us away from here. Far, far away."
Old men should not wear bows, or anything that looks like a bow. That's downright frightening.
The little half-smile tells us that Santa is about done with these kids.
With the little shaking hands and everything. Ack.
I'm with you, kid. I prefer when Santa sports a fake beard.
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Neither of these adorable little girls are having it.
You know, with the camera blur, she might just be laughing or yawning. We'll go with that.
Photo caption tells us that Santa is actually his granddad. Get in the game, child.
Maybe just Photoshop that kid in the middle, though.
Oh, wait. That's my kid. #MomOfTheYear
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