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Children crying on Santa's knee tops list of mortifying Christmas moments for parents

ByAlice Hughes- Lucy Skoulding
16:02, 20 NOV 2020  Source. Mirror UK

Children crying on Santa's knee has topped a poll of the most embarrassing moments for parents at Christmas. Other cringeworthy events include youngsters telling a relative they don't like their present, asking them how much it cost, or opening the wrong gift. The poll, of 2,000 parents, revealed 15 per cent of youngsters told someone what their gift was before they had opened it and 12 per cent cheekily ate all the chocolates from the Christmas tree. A fifth of parents have embarrassing photos as a result of a trip to Santa's grotto - with 38 per cent of kids pulling off Santa's beard and 35 per cent running away.

Top 20 ways kids have embarrassed their parents at Christmas:
1. Cried when they saw Santa at a grotto
2. Told someone who gave them a present that they didn't like it
3. Told someone what their Christmas gift was before they'd opened it
4. Eaten all the chocolates off a Christmas tree
5. Asked someone how much money they spent on their Christmas gift
6. Found Christmas gifts in the house which were meant to be from Santa
7. Eaten someone else's Christmas chocolate
8. Unwrapped the presents under a Christmas tree which weren't meant for them
9. Told someone they didn't like their Christmas dinner /cooking
10. Told someone they didn't like their Christmas jumper
11. Refused to sit at the table for Christmas dinner
12. Told someone who gave them a present that it was the wrong one
13. Pulled Santa's beard off at a grotto
14. Told Santa at a grotto that they didn't think he was the 'real' Santa
15. Knocked over a Christmas tree
16. Told an elderly relative they smelt
17. Woke the household up extremely early when staying at someone else's house
18. Told Santa at a grotto that they didn't like the gift he gave them
19. Refused to change out of their pyjamas for Christmas dinner
20. Asked Santa at a grotto how old he is.

Full story - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/children-crying-santas-knee-tops-23042634


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At the portrait studio where I work through November for Santa Portraits, the Santa and child both making sad faces photos are some of the favorites.  And 2020 being what it is, I'm sure there will be many Christmas cards sent with these hilarious images!


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Santa Craig Maxwell

Great picture. These will be cherished for generations. 

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