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. We asked readers to share their photos, vintage or modern, of children who were none too happy to meet Santa. Happy holidays to all who responded, and good luck.
Reagan McConville, Cold Spring
Nora Lahey, Cold Spring
Nell Resh, Denver (grandaughter of Mark Carlton, Garrison)
Max Nast, Beacon
Max Hadden, Cold Spring
Maggie Grant, Beacon
Jayden Luoma, Cold Spring
Jaxon Krauss, Staten Island (great-grandson of Fran and Ed Murphy, Cold Spring)
Jack and Gretchen Smith, Beacon
Emily Greene (great granddaughter of Carolyn Harlan, Cold Spring)
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