Awkward Santa photos that all parents need in their lives

Snapping a shot with Santa is part of most parents’ December checklist. And while it is great to have a beautiful keepsake of your children, dressed in their best and smiling with the man in red, often, the photo shoot turns into a hilarious disaster. And we’ve found the very best in amusing, awkward and downright awful Santa photos that will leave your photo looking tame in comparison.

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So, without further ado, welcome to Babyology’s ultimate guide on how to fail at Santa photos.

1. Opt for the scariest looking Santa you can find.

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Oh look, it’s Santa’s horrifying older brother, Satan Claus.

2. Make sure all children are screaming for dear life.

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Santa included.

3. And if said children do not stay screaming, join them in the photo.

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It’s okay. As long as everyone is in the photo, it’s a success.

4. Choose a Santa that hates his job.

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We’re not sure who is the most unhappy in this photo.

5. Wear matching outfits.

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This one is great for the Christmas card.

6. Then, add E.T. to the photo.

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Awkward Level 10.


7. Capture the moment Santa manages to drop your child.

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Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like a crying infant who is about to be dropped by Santa.

8. Include props.

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Guns, clearly, are an excellent choice to up the awkwardness level.

9. Keep your child in the shopping trolley.

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Preferably still asleep.

10. Place your child at least four feet away from Santa.

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As long as Santa is not within arm’s distance, you may be able to snap a photo.

11. And, finally, ensure your child flips the camera the finger.

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And, this, ladies and gentlemen, is how you guarantee the most awkward (and memorable) Santa photo fail ever.

(top image via Slap Dash Mom)

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