PHOTOS: 42 "Kids Meet Santa" Pics Gone Wrong

This story first appeared on babble.com and is reprinted with permission.

Ah, Santa Claus: the glorious man in the big red suit who promises to fulfill all of our kids' holiday wishes. Sure, they love the idea of him, chockfull of North Pole magic, elves, and reindeers that can fly. But bring them to the mall to actually meet the guy and all hell breaks loose. Annoying? You betcha. But it also makes for some hilarious photo ops. So grab some eggnog and prepare to laugh through tears as we place guesses as to what some of our readers' kids are really thinking during their special (read: terrifying) moment with Santa.

Photos courtesy of Babble readers.

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