16 Hilariously Awkward Photos With Santa Claus

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'Tis the season for dressing up the kids and paying Santa a visit. But for a lot of little ones, sitting on Mr. Claus' lap and sharing that all-important wish list is NOT the most wonderful time of the year. What is it about St. Nick that's so wonderful in theory and yet so frightening in person? While it's hard to be the parent of the screamer on Santa's lap, it's definitely not uncommon. As the years pass and you have a chance to look back on those photos, they can actually be the source of hours of laughter. 


Check out our slideshow and then tell us: Do your kids enjoy sitting on Santa's lap?

Image via Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr

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