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!

  • I love the one of the kids hands in front of Santas face.


  • Poor kids and poor Santa!


  • It took us years to get near santa without the world ending. And Harvey Norman don’t take crying photos. They make the parents get in on it. Sucks!


  • We’ve got a photo of a kid doing a runner, too.


  • Love the photos but l am sure the parents didn’t ‘


  • Haha they are a laugh. We didn’t bother if the kids weren’t into it. Wasn’t worth the effort lol


  • My mum has a classic one of me when I was about 2 years old bawling my eyes out and screaming and santa looking rather flustered lol. I don’t think I could do that to my son and if he doesnt want to sit on Santas lap, I wont force him to just for a funny pic. It would be very scary to a child


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