HTX Ready to Jingle 2012
Waaaaaaaaah!

Cry baby! Not everyone is thrilled to meet Santa


photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, crying baby, December 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Photos with Santa, December 2012, crying babies, children
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Santa, crying babies, December 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Santa, crying babies, December 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com

With that magical twinkle in his eyes and his contagious "Ho! Ho! Ho!", Santa brought smiles and laughter to hundreds of children as part of John Daugherty Realtors' "Photos with Santa" event.

Well, at least most of the children were thrilled to pose with St. Nick. But definitely not these youngsters.

Ace photographer Michelle Watson captured priceless reactions — happy and not so happy — and shared them with CultureMap - with parents' permission, of course.

Adorable in all their innocence and honesty, these babes are just too darling in their brief moments of despair. Sometimes don't you want to cry like a baby, too?

Giggle at bit, laugh out loud or say, "Awwww," as you view the slideshow.

We have to end on a happy note. And what a perfect photo to close the essay. Thanks, Michelle!

Happy holidays to all!