While queuing up to see Santa at the mall and asking for presents is the highlight of the year for some children, others are not so fond of the fat man with a big white beard.
A hilarious collection of photographs show youngsters crying, looking terrified and having full-blown meltdowns while sitting on Father Christmas’ knee.
Whether the little ones have been naughty or nice, or love or hate visits to Santa, the experience is no doubt a memorable one for their parents.
This Christmastime, spare a thought for the moms and dads of these unruly tots.
Two’s trouble: These adorable tots looked absolutely terrified and had tears in their eyes when they met Father Christmas
Bad Santa: Saint Nick decided to throw a tantrum too when this little boy in a reindeer sweater began to cry during a visit
Help mom! It seems this little boy and girl were reaching out to their parents while Santa asked them what they wanted for Christmas
Fun for the whole family! Two little girls (left) are unimpressed with the visit, while one desperate mom (right) tried to get the perfect shot
What can I do? Santa tried his best to make Christmas special for these two tots but acknowledges he has failed at the task
Unimpressed: While a trip to meet Kris Cringle may be a special treat for some children, for these youngsters it was obviously terrifying
Sorry about my sister! One little girl seemed to enjoy her visit, but the child next to her threw a full-blow tantrum while meeting Santa
Who are you looking at? This baby in an adorable tartan outfit meets Santa’s eye and he is not impressed with what he has seen
Maybe they’ve been naughty this year: These two children had perhaps been told by their parents they wouldn’t get any presents if they were bad
Don’t kick Santa! She may be adorable, but this little girl was very unhappy when she was taken to see the famous fat man with a big white beard
Bah humbug! These photographs prove Christmas clearly isn’t the best time of year for all children, despite their parents’ best efforts
But I didn’t even want a present! The terrified tot sitting on Father Christmas’ knee clutches onto the boy next to him
Memorable: While these children may not remember the experience, their parents will no doubt show them these photographs when they are older