It’s the picture you hope will last a lifetime, but what happens when it all goes horribly wrong…

Getting a photo with Santa is a memory most parents hope they will treasure long after their children are grown up. The combination of children, cameras, crowds and a strange man dressed in a red suit isn’t always a winner though. Here are some of our favourite Santa photo fails that we’re sure will end up hidden in the family album.

One Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

This family should just be happy at least one of their children got the memo that Christmas is meant to be a happy time of the year…

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Santa Is So Done

This Santa is so over screaming children sitting on his knee that he doesn’t even try to smile for the camera. It must have been a long day…

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Making A Run For It

This kid has had enough of the whole photo taking process and decided to make a run for it instead. His brother’s face really does say it all…

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 The Ultimate Revenge

This little girl got the ultimate revenge on her parents by selecting a rather inappropriate gesture for her photo. At least her twin sister thinks it’s funny?

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A Few More Fails To Give You The Giggles


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Have you got a story about a Santa photo disaster? Tell us in the comments!

  • Just read this story about not forcing your kids to sit with Santa and here we go ! they’re funny though


  • Classic!! I’m not a fan of posed photos ever. I get why people do it for Xmas and memories – but I think the so called ‘failures’ are actually the best! Shows kids personalities and will definitely be more memorable than any standard Santa photo.


  • how funny!!


  • Haha these are great!


  • Thank you for the giggles, my gosh they’re funny.


  • I do have a Santa photo of my son mid-air as he’s trying to get off Santa’s lap.


  • We’ve a photo in which one son is just a blur as he dashed away!


  • My daughter cried the first time and my son looked at him like he had seen a ghost


  • I still have a photo of my baby brother with Santa. My best friend and I took him to have a photo taken but he just kept screaming. In the end I stood next to Santa and my friend Edna sat on the edge of the dais holding my brother. We forgot he had a pacifier but just as the photo was taken he put his hand over his mouth. It was a good cover up but my bro hates it.


  • Im happy to see my kids werent the only ones to cry on Santas knee


  • Lol these are hilarious! I thought some of mine were bad!


  • I love these! They make for hilarious photos and memories!


  • Some great memories.They all look beautiful.Lucky my kids not scared to santa.


  • yeah kids dont really like it….


  • I haven’t got any bad ones, but I have a super cute one with my then two year old sucking her thumb :)


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