Getting a holiday picture with Santa is a Christmas tradition, and while many families walk away with a picture-perfect shot, there are just as many who end up with a major Santa fail. Until they get older, tons of littles find the big man in red terrifying––and these photos prove it. From crying babies to getting Mrs. Claus in on the action, keep scrolling to see some hilarious Santa photo fails that’ll keep you laughing the entire holiday season.

1. The fingers tell it all.

2. If I contort myself, I just might get away.

3. Double NOPE.

4. The weather outside is frightful…

5. Hittin’ the ground running.

6. Not impressed with the cookies, Santa.



7. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.


8. “Other duties as assigned.”


9. This Santa looks like he’s fresh off the set of Stranger Things


10. Little Suzie desperately tries to dab her way out of danger.


11. Everyone’s had it.


12. ‘Twas a holiday standoff, and all through the house…


13. It could almost be a Renaissance painting, if it wasn’t so funny.


14. “Get. Me. OUTTA HERE!”


15. 👀


16. It almost looks like they’re singing.


17. Dubious.


18. Older sis, living her best life.


19. “Come ON. If we don’t sit on his lap, we don’t get a TOY!”


20. An official tradition!


21. Little Timmy never liked the color purple.


22. Santa with that QB grip looking for his wide receiver.


23. Activate: meltdown mode.



24. There is no middle ground in the game of thrones.


25. “I think we’re done here.”


26. The eyes say it all…

Source: Laura Green for Red Tricycle

27. Who dis?!

28. Horrifying. We’d be scared too, little one!

29. Double your pleasure, double your fun.

30. Glo-oooo-ooooo-ria!


Happy holidays—and good luck out there, parents.

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Beach House Photography via Instagram.



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