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15 children who are scared sh*tless of Santa

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeearrrr!

scarysanta Source: Tribe

AS A CHILD, YOU were either a) the kid who saw visiting Santa as an essential part of Christmas, or b) the kid who felt visiting Santa was a necessary evil.

This one goes out to all those kids whose hearts grew cold at the sight of a white beard and a red hat. You know who you are.

1. This kid, who managed to escape

doesntlikesanta Source: Twitter/@ehutchins5

“Elves, we have a runner. GET HIM.”

2. This kid who is clearly asking “Mam, WHY?”

3. And this one, who’s also giving his parents an accusatory look

4. This kid who doesn’t want to be in the picture, period

Shouts to the mam and big sister for making the best of a bad situation.

5. This kid, who has seen some shit

6. This kid, who climbed to safety

badsanta06 Source: hungryforliving.com

Santa is so not here for his messing.

7. This little girl, who is employing the ‘go floppy’ method to evade Santa’s clutches

8. This kid trying to fend off Santa, Exorcist-style

santa7 Source: justsomebroad.com

9. This screamer, who’s getting some extreme side-eye from his sister

10. This evocative closeup

11. This kid who legit turned into a demon when placed on Santa’s lap

Santa-Pics-4 Source: babble.com

12. This kid, who dragged dad into the proceedings

13. These two girls, who really couldn’t be further away from Santa

14. This blur

15. And this dog, who is clearly wondering why this is happening at all

Merry Christmas!

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