Celeb kids: they’re just like your kids. You get them all dressed up in an adorable outfit so they can go meet Santa Claus, yet seconds into their encounter with Jolly Old Saint Nick, they burst into tears. Maybe it’s not *exactly* what you (or their celeb parents) had planned, but you have to admit that the resulting photographs are pretty hilarious. Here are some of our favorite celeb kiddos having a less-than-merry time with the man in the red suit:
Singer Jana Kramer’s daughter Jolie
Jana Kramer took her daughter to meet Santa Claus, but instead of telling him what she wanted for Christmas, Jolie decided to reach for Mom and try to make her escape. Fair enough.
Jade and Tanner Tolbert’s daughter Emerson
Emerson Tolbert didn’t seem afraid, exactly, when she met Santa Claus. However, you could say that she seemed perplexed by the whole thing. Who is this large, bearded man, and why is he asking what I want for Christmas?
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s son Gunner
Speidi took their newborn son Gunner (who already has his own Instagram account, by the way) to meet Santa Claus in celebration of his first Christmas. Turns out the future social media star wasn’t that impressed. He slept through the whole thing, actually.
JWoww’s son Grey
While Jenni Farley’s daughter seemed perfectly content to meet Santa Claus, her son had quite the opposite reaction about the encounter. We have a feeling this one will be shown at his wedding.
Nev Schulman’s daughter Cleo
The Catfish host’s daughter didn’t really care about the promise of toys and treats, she wanted out of there ASAP.
We absolutely love these photos. Perfectly staged Christmas cards are great, but this brings a dose of reality to the holiday season. It’s pretty refreshing.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.