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One for the mantelpiece? 6 priceless photos of kids meeting Santa

‘General distrust quickly turned into blind terror…’

Our Toddler and Preschool Parents Panel is made up of parents with little ones from 24 months up to age five. In the spirit of Christmas, we asked them to share their best festive photos of the kids, and meeting Santa was a common theme. 


Here are some of the best ones…

1. This adorable worried face

Thanks to Emily Lewis for sharing this family favourite from last year.

Emily Lewis Source: Emily Lewis

2. Two kids who aren’t too sure what’s going on

‘General distrust quickly turned to blind terror,’ says Ger Lowry of this snap.

Ger Lowry 2 Source: Ger Lowry

3. This extremely confused baby

The first Santa photo is always a risky one, as Niamh Doyle knows.

Niamh Doyle (2)

4. Another baby who is done with the whole thing

Thanks to Deirdre McCormack for this one.

Deirdre Mc Cormack Source: Deirdre McCormack

5. This classic 2016 snap from our Production Editor, Emily Westbrooks

Her summary of the event: ‘So that went well.’

Emily Source: Instagram/Emily Westbrooks

6. And, finally, a child who is happy to meet the Big Man

This one comes courtesy of Cliondhna Kerrigan.

unnamed Source: Cliondhna Kerrigan

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