Merry Meltdowns on Santa’s Lap

A trip to sit on Santa's lap can often end in tears -- lots and lots of tears. Here are some of the best "Merry Meltdowns" captured on camera and submitted by NBC 7 fans. Happy Holidays!

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Nancy Schaefer
Santa is happy, McKayla is not.
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Merry Meltdowns Sean & Isabella are not happy to see Santa.
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Scared
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Antoinette and Santa 2012 Antoinette did not like Santa when she met him at Imperial Beach Pier Plaza!
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Makayla having a meltdown and Matix chillin 2012
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CRYING SANTA PHOTO THESE WERE MY BOYS LAST YEAR. David Villasenor, Producer
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Funny Santa photo My son Korbin. Not a fan of Santa! He's 17 months old. Janell
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Ryans visit with Santa Clause Ryan will turn 2 years old at the end of the month. He was not very found of sitting on Santa's lap..as this was his second attempt with no luck!
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Heather Sphar
According to mom Heather Sphar, her daughters Taylor (crying) and Ashley were Santa's first customers of the day here. Exhausted already, Santa? Sphar believes this is the day her youngest daughter acquired her phobia of elves.
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Guess you could say this terrified toddler was really taken aback by his visit with Santa. The babies, however, don't seem too impressed.
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Nicole Kipp
Santa Clause is a Big Scary Old Man. Maybe we will like him when we get older?
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Deana DeVries
Adam was 2 years old and not very fond of jolly old St. Nick, despite the family support in this photo.
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Christina Laugaland
Four-year-old Sheridan was happy to see Santa. However, her 18-month-old sister Larenn was terrified. Let's call it a sisterly disagreement, shall we?
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Lori Ingram
Little Makay wouldn't even last a second on Santa's lap. Mom Lori says Makay pitched a fit and had to be held for the family photo. Lori's husband Jay, however, filled in and sat on Santa's lap -- and was one happy man. Priceless.
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Sheryl Cantu
Alex and Santa. Merry meltdown in 3-2-1.
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Michelle Major
This little girl had a great time with Santa at Mission Valley mall proving that not every tot melts down when visiting with Kris Kringle.
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Alison Senna
When baby Jocelyn was about 18 months old, her family took her to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at church in Jacksonville, Fla. Needless to say, she didn't care for the pair too much. Jocelyn's mom is happy to report that her daughter is now five years old and is "very much over her fear."
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Curiously staring into St. Nick's eyes. Or beard.
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Little Veronika wasn't exactly a fan of Santa.
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Norma Cabral
Baby Efren's second Christmas. Clearly, he was not thrilled with Santa.
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Dario and Santa Claus -- happy as can be. See kids, Santa isn't always scary.
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Vanya Marie Doliente
Here's the Doliente family with Santa. Hey, two out of three happy kids isn't bad.
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Tom Hallowell
The Hallowell kids with Santa. Like a good big brother, Dylan tried to avert tiny Bethany's eyes while telling her, "It's okay, don't look at the bearded man." Dad Tom Hallowell says he's especially fond of this moment.
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Bailey's first Christmas. Is this the calm before the tears?
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Barbara Cronin
Little ones with St. Nick. Is the baby about to break down? There's an excellent probability.
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Aubree LOVED Santa We went to go see Santa at the Texas Motor Speedway Light Show.. As soon as she saw Santa, she FREAKED.. (So did Santa..lol)
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