Will as we expected.
Kristen, Noreen and Carolyn Matthews - Scared of Santa - Christmas 1978
Giovanna is thrilled to see Santa.
I told him I was good and you were bad!
My son meeting Santa Claus for the first time. December 2018
Brought our 2 year old triplet's to see Santa and since they absolutely refused to sit on his lap or even stand near him for a photo we decided to make it a family photo, that turned into Dad trying to catch 1 trying to escape and mom holding the other 2 in her arms as they tried to jump out of her arms to get away from Santa!!!
Peter Clark (age 5 of Seaford, NY) is "making a wish and checking it twice" to make sure Santa of White Post Farm gets his letter.
Nailed it! Happy Holidays!
Besties Mikaela Cianfrocco (20mos) and Addison Garguilo (17mos) visited Santa at the 2012 West Babylon Fire Department's breakfast with Santa
Ava loves Santa but apparently only from afar, womp womp
This was my son?s (Matthew Taylor) first visit to Santa. We were at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury and, needless to say, Matthew was not rushing into this...I imagined him thinking ?...not too sure about this...?
Christopher trying to get away from Santa
When she thinks she's too old for Santa's lap! Never too old in mommy's mind!
Anthony, William and Elena, She clearly did not know who this guy was!
Santa @ Long Island Aquarium 2016
Santa is scared of the moody teen!
Matthew, age 3, and Christopher, age 1, sitting on Daddy's lap who is playing Santa. Obviously, they had no idea!
First time with Santa!
Jackson not-so-quietly sitting on Santa's lap at the Smith Haven Mall on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Kaylee Jade Lynch, 17 months on December 13, 2012. Although her shirt says, "I Love Santa" that's clearly not the case here! Taken at the Westfield Sunrise Mall
Stranger Danger Help Me Maama !! Ayden doesn't know the fat man.
Amityville tree lighting
Someone's not happy!
The Jakubowski Quads (Liam, Madison, Kendall and Kayleigh) are not enjoying their visit to Santa as much as dad, Steven, is enjoying it.
Ava Belle saying who is this person!
My daughter didn't like Santa :(
My nephews: Jack is smiling and Patrick not so much. I love Santa's wink.
Catatonic child in Chinatown.
One horrified and one mystified.
Our three sons, James, Patrick and Kevin went to breakfast with Santa on December 6, 2015 at St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville. Our youngest, Kevin, was not a fan.
Alexandra, age 20 months, not impressed with Santa; with mom at FDNY children's holiday party December 2015.
Help me, Mommy!
Zack not having it!!!
Took my daughter Ava for her first picture with Santa. As the picture shows, it did not go well at all.
Hicks nursery in Westbury, New York -- Brody Michael 1 years old.
Ryan was really excited to see Santa, until we got there!
My daughter Nicole the age of 3 not to fond of santa
Owen is happy....Henry, not so much
My brother Jeff and Me in 1969.
Rylee 2 years old. Was so excited to see Santa... Until she actually saw Santa
Some people just love to scare kids!
Alison Bedell didn't like strangers!
Sometimes it is impossible get three young kids to cooperate, somehow the chaos in this picture is perfect.
Who is this man?!?!?!?
I guess Francesca isn't a fan of Santa but look at her sister Angelina's face ( wonderng why is she crying) and Gabriella is smiling away hoping francesca will stop crying.
Joshua and Alexander having Cookies and Milk with Santa in Glen Cove. Things were going good until Alex realized whose lap he was sitting on. I love the look on Josh's face when he realizes it is not going to be good!
Someone didn't like meeting Santa today!
They were so excited to see Santa until the minute they got on his lap! Jack was the first to start crying and then when she saw her brother crying, Gracelyn wanted nothing to do with him either. Smith haven Mall 2010
Eileen Hagerman, circa 1965.
My son Robert at a Christmas party in 1991
My daughter Allison at around 2 years old ... (nearly 40 years ago) ... when going to Sears for your baby's picture with Santa was every parent's dream ... not so much! She loves Santa now; so do her 3 boys!
The Evolution of Santaphobia
My two and a half year old niece, Olivia, and her progressive fear of Santa Clause!
A frightened little Emily in the 1940s visited Santa Claus at a department store.
My daughter Carolyn ... (35 years ago) ... back at Sears for another frightening visit with Santa! I was so disappointed after standing in line forever back then. Now I cherish these photos so!
Gianna, 10 months. Meeting Santa for the very first time.
Liam and Molly Meringolo at the Bayville firehouse. Liam is not a fan of Santa Claus.
Someone's getting coal!
Dennis and Devin with Santa at the Smithhaven Mall.
Mia, age 1, with Santa at Walt Whitman Mall.
AJ - not a fan
Jasmyne Marie at the Festival of Trees 2013
I'm not afraid of Santa!!
I'm still not afraid, LOL!
Little does she know, this "Santa" is actually Daddy
Dennis and Devin with Santa.
Layla not having anything to do with Santa, while Joseph is saying "chill out, this Dude is cool!"
Kaitlyn, left, sits calmly as Grace, right, grabs for mom. (December 1991)
And Santa could care less!!
Emily (age 4) and Ryan (age 2) obviously have a difference of opinion about their meeting with old Saint Nick. Not sure if Emily is happier about seeing Santa, or Ryan's lack of enthusiasm with this meeting. This photo was taken at Smith Haven mall in Lake Grove, NY Dec 2nd 2012.
1 1/2 year old Jacob refused to sit on Santa's lap and this was the only picture where he would even stand close to him but he would not look at him.
She was less than thrilled to meet Saint Nick.
Miles was not happy.
Lauren's first trip to see Santa and she wasn't quite thrilled at all! Big brother Andrew was rather indifferent!
Lauren wasn't too excited the second time she saw Santa either!
HI, This is my grandson Julius Machado with santa on Dec.17,2011 at 1 years old. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
Camryn, 3 and Cassidy, 16 months went to visit santa. Camryn was trying to smile but started crying as soon as she hit his lap and Cassidy cried at the site of him!!! Poor Santa!!!
Elisabeth and Marguerite in 1985.
This was taken last year at the Smithaven Mall. My youngest daughter Victoria (2) was petrified. Angelina 7 (L) and Julianna 5 (R) are happily smiling away.
Samantha (4 yrs) and Lauren (1 yr) from Christmas 2009. Lauren is still scared of Santa two years later.
Brian wasn't having it. Did not like santa this year.