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Ho-ho-no! Islanders share Santa photos gone wrong

When it comes to the Santa photo meltdown, many parents with small children have been there, done that. And lived to laugh about it later.

When the trip to visit the mall Santa doesn't go as planned

He may be dressed in an elf shirt, but 14-month-old Ben was in no mood to be jolly at the Tignish Co-op. (Submitted by Krista Getson)

It's a Christmas tradition for many Islanders — hauling the kids to the mall, plopping them down on Santa's knee and hoping they smile long enough to get that perfect picture.

But it doesn't always go as planned.

When it comes to the Santa photo meltdown, many parents with small children have been there, done that. And lived to laugh about it later.

We asked you to share the best of your Yuletide bloopers, and you delivered. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

Different Santas, same result for mom Vanessa Coulson, who is trying to get that happy shot of nine-month-old Vayda and four-year-old Griffin. (Submitted by Vanessa Coulson)
William, left, 16 months, and cousin Bowan, right, 20 months, aren't quite as excited as their moms. (Submitted by Lindsay Ryan)
Wonder what two-year-old Sawyer is thinking during this visit with Santa in Charlottetown? (Submitted by Laurie Thompson)
It takes more than a white beard and red suit to impress Superman — or Quinn and Spencer, ages five and 20 months, in Stratford. (Submitted by Julie Sheppard)
Heather Cardy's son Parker, 2, met Santa for the first time at the Chances Christmas party. He was the last child out of about 100 to sit on Santa's knee, so who can blame the little fella for being a little overwhelmed! (Submitted by Heather Cardy)
Good thing Colton Morrison's Grangran — and some presents — are there in Summerside to make it better. (Submitted by Janet Gallant Ross)
Archer Walsh can feel his brother Leif's pain, and offers a comforting pat during a visit with the Charlottetown Mall Santa. (Submitted by Doreen Walsh)
It'll get easier, Riley, just look at the girl to your left. (Submitted by Cassie MacKay)
Santa is looking a little exasperated as 10-month-old Declan gives him an earful in Summerside. (Submitted by Rebecca Creelman)

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