Magical Meltdowns

Why is anyone surprised when a child loses his or her cool when meeting Santa Claus for the first time? Sure, the old man takes requests, but he also has a beard so thick you can’t see most of his face, he wears a blood-red suit and he lives at the mall.

If you have a photo of a child, vintage or modern, who was none too happy to meet Santa, submit it to Please include the child’s name, age and city, town or village. We’ll publish some of the best in our Dec. 23 issue and online.

Photo by Rachel Gardner/Flickr
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