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Festive Crying Babies To Get You In the Holiday Spirit

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

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The best festive freakouts

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The best festive freakouts

Well, folks, it's that time of year again. You know, the season when you — O wise parent, aunt, nanny, whoever — hatch a holiday plan to take some super-cute kids to sit on Santa's lap. Or maybe you simply want to dress them up for a holiday card portrait or just a festive good time. The only problem is that baby ain't feeling the holiday spirit right now. Nope, not even a little bit. And right before your eyes (and those of throngs of riveted mallgoers), kiddo proceeds to wildly, royally flip out — right when the camera clicks.

We gathered together a few families' priceless photos that are now the most treasured of holiday memories — but not because they feature calm, smiling children exuding joy and good cheer. Instead, these pics are priceless because the babies are just plain over it. They're done, folks. Poor unsuspecting Santa. 

For the cutest/saddest/funniest faces to ever grace Mall Santa's lap, click ahead. And just try not to laugh too hard. Weren't you, too, a pissed-off kid in holiday attire once?

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Must cover eyes to escape the terror!

Tiffany-Amber White
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Must cover eyes to escape the terror!

Can we get a T-shirt print of this little guy's reaction to the holiday madness?

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Just nope

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Just nope

Santa Claus sets up in this neighborhood each year to completely freak out the children.

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Santa, the birthday destroyer

Charlene Veasley
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Santa, the birthday destroyer

Audrey's birthday is in December, so naturally, Santa Claus should be there to completely ruin it.

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All dressed up & nothing to cry about

Leah Goldberg
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All dressed up & nothing to cry about

Olivia's mom thought she'd be happier about her pretty holiday dress. Alas, it was not to be.

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Even mom can't help

Heather Thorne
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Even mom can't help

Mom and Santa are definitely the only ones enjoying themselves here.

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Siblings stick together

Charlene Veasley
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Siblings stick together

The two older kids are vaguely tolerating Santa, but little Liv is over it.

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5 kids, 2 freakouts

Traci Hedenberg-Schnepp
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5 kids, 2 freakouts

One singleton and two twin sets make for a happy holiday photo... except for the two freaking-out littles.

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'Help me'

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'Help me'

"Who is this scary old man and what is his outfit?!"

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Bass Pro Shops Santa sadness

Lindsay Yeager
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Bass Pro Shops Santa sadness

Apparently, Bass Pro Shops hire the most horrifying Santas. 

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Sorry, Santa — babies just hate you

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Sorry, Santa — babies just hate you

This could have been a nice holiday photo, but that Santa guy just ruins everything.

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Diving for the exit

Elle Mays
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Diving for the exit

Little Talina has five words for you: "Get. Me. Out. Of. Here."

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