1 of 7 Ann Venturas Ripp
Despite the song’s warnings―“you better not pout, you better not cry”―cousins from the Cerny and LeMire families took their chances with Saint Nick at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, New Jersey, in December 2006.
2 of 7 Courtney Watkins
Only one of the Watkins siblings felt merry while meeting Kris Kringle in Memphis, Tennessee, in December 2008.
3 of 7 Frances Glasgow
When the Glasgows brought their holiday star to Colonial Brookwood Village mall in Birmingham, Alabama, in December 2008, she displayed Claus-trophobic tendencies.
4 of 7 Nicole Perrelle
All little Miss Perrelle wanted for Christmas was to get off Santa’s lap. Pictured in December 2008 at the Weeburn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut.
5 of 7 Peyton Callahan
Two out of three smiles ain’t bad! Even a bawling sister didn’t snuff the Callahan brothers' holiday cheer in December 2008 at The 900 Shops in Chicago, Illinois.
6 of 7 Maya Kukes
A valiant effort to comfort her daughter landed Maya Kukes on Santa’s knee at Livingston Mall in Livingston, New Jersey, in December 2008.