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.

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One reply on “Magical Meltdowns”

  1. I dunno. Is it possible some kids nowadays at an early age are instinctively recognizing obvious frauds for what they are — and they want nothing to do with them?

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