Nothing says holiday time quite like stores putting out Christmas merch the day after Halloween or visiting a mall Santa Claus. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, meeting Ol' Saint Nick and snapping a pic on his lap is a time-honored tradition, and these celeb tots are enjoying the season just like any other kid in America! A few of them were really excited to share their wish list with Santa while others, well, they weren't so sure about meeting the dude with the white beard, but all of them were pretty darn cute!
The Jersey Shore Family Vacation star's 11-month-old son, Christopher John, was a little bit skeptical about meeting the bearded man in the red suit. "CJ was NOT feeling Santa at first ?," Cortese shared. "Thank you @magicalencounters for having us and capturing such great shots of CJ ??? #santa #firstchristmas #magicalencounters."
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
The Jersey Shore star and all three of her kids, daughter Giovanna and sons Lorenzo and Angelo, rocked Christmas sweaters as they hung out with Kris Kringle. "Santa came to Nonna’s house!???," Snooki shared.
"Santa!!! It was a success... all smiles and no tears ?. Merry Xmas and happy holidays to all!!!" the Olympian captioned a pic of all three of his sons -- Boomer, 3, Beckett, 22 months, and Maverick, 3 months -- meeting the jolly man in red.
Jamie Lynn Spears
"Well, umm.... let’s just say she wasn’t thrilled about Santa.??????," the "How Could I Want More" singer said of daughter Ivey, who was sitting on big sister Maddie's lap as they met Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
The singer's son, Rhys, may be the happiest kid to have ever met Ol' Saint Nick, which is why Branch appropriately captioned his portrait, "Omg, it’s SANTA!!! ???."
"Nailed it! ??," the country crooner joked of the pic of daughter Navy crying as she sat next to her brother, Memphis, on Santa's lap.
"Honestly, Luca deserves a gold medal," the Younger star said of her son, who was holding his little sister, Banks, as she seemingly attempted to squirm away from their festive photoshoot.
The "Beautiful Lies" singer marveled in having a successful visit to see Santa Claus this year with husband Mike Caussin, and their kids, son Jace and Jolie. "Santa was a success ;). Jolie asked for a unicorn...no surprise there;). What are y’all asking for? (As a mom I feel like I now understand when my parents said they don’t want anything and just want to see their kids happy and healthy. That’s all I want!" Kramer wrote on Instagram.
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin
The proud parents brought their brood of four to Macy's in New York City for their annual snap with Kris Kringle. "Merry Christmas season! For once, the kids are looking and it was Alec, mr movie star, who closed his eyes ?!" Hilaria captioned the snap. "Thank you @macys and of course, Santa ❤️?❤️?."
The Sister, Sister alum's daughter, Cairo, didn't seem as thrilled by Ol' Saint Nick as brother Cree was. "Well that’s, that. Someone didn’t like #Santa," Mowry captioned her kids' pic. "But I guess Santa’s used to it. #cairo was trying to slide down to get off and #cree had his #christmas list ready. I freaking #love my kids :) ??❤️ #priceless."
The Ridiculousness host and his fam -- wife Bryiana, daughter Nala and son Koda -- read with Santa Claus in 2019! "The Holiday Season is in full swing when you get that face time with Santa Claus. Santa is checking the list and Kodah is checking beards for authenticity," Dyrdek shared. "Way too many pointed questions for a 3 year old. In order to preserve the Christmas spirit, we must lie, and lie again. ????."
The actor and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, joined daughter Harper and son Ford in sitting with Santa. "Made it on the nice list ✔️...and Ford’s face in the first picture is all I need in this life. Also, apparently, it’s velvet jumpsuit szn," Chambers proclaimed.
Do you think Santa knows how to GTL? The Jersey Shore Family Vacation star celebrated his daughter, Ariana's, first Christmas with a trip to visit Kris Kringle in Las Vegas. "The best gift I can wake up to everyday," the reality star captioned the sweet series of pics.
The Full House alum shared a series of adorable pics and videos of his son, Billy, truly enjoying his very first holiday season. "Already my favorite Christmas," Stamos wrote on Instagram.
All three of Oz's kids -- daughters Dominica, 1, and Philomena, 4, and son Jovan, 3 -- had very different feelings about meeting Santa, which the former Chew host aptly described as, "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. ???❤️."
The former Glee star had a lot to say about his 1-year-old son, Revel's, slightly scary visit with Kris Kringle. "Ok, couple of thoughts about this photo...1. It was exactly what I wanted!! I was hoping Revel would freak out and we would capture that priceless “screaming at Santa” moment," Morrison explained on Instagram. "2. My joy was suddenly reduced to panic as my son was doing the “silent scream”. No sound was coming from him. He was shaking in pure terror. 3. This was a good parenting lesson for me. Sometimes what YOU want is not what THEY want. And to laugh at my child’s distress was so inconsiderate. I don’t want to do anything to break the trust I’ve worked so hard to build. I love being a parent and constantly learning!... I’m sure Revel will greet Santa with a big hug in years to come!!"
While her and husband Nick's two oldest children, daughter Brooklyn and son Camden, were all about posing, their youngest son, Phoenix, was not here for sitting on Santa's lap. Nonetheless, Lachey gamely captioned the cute pic, "Fa La La La La, La La La La! ????."
During a trip to visit Santa at The Grove in Los Angeles, the actress' son, Arthur, danced with Ol' Saint Nick, and the results are delightful. "☎️ hold the phone. This made me smile. This years trip to Santa. #dab. #sillysanta," Blair wrote on Instagram.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Switching it up! Spears' eldest daughter, 8-year-old Maddie, sweetly held her 8-month-old sister, Ivey, on her lap as the pair -- who were rocking matching striped holiday pajamas! -- met Ol' Saint Nick. "When Ivey first met Santa... ??," the mom of two wrote.
He's not like a regular Santa, he's a cool Santa! The rapper's precious 3-year-old daughter, Sloane, threw up the "hang loose" hand sign while meeting a tropical shirt-wearing Ol' Saint Nick in Hawaii.
The Younger star shared this sweet shot of her 20-month-old daughter, Emily, sitting on Kris Kringle's lap at Macy's Santaland in New York City. “Oh @macys thank you for such a magical time ??✨?,” she wrote on Instagram.
The Sopranos alum's sons, 5-year-old Beau and 10-month-old Jack, were on their best behavior when they visited Santa!
The Backstreet Boys singer brought his two daughters, Ava, 6, and Lyric, 1, to meet Kris Kingle, but his littlest clung on tight to her big sister instead of getting too close to the big man in the chair. "So we finally saw Santa last night and lyric has been so excited to meet him and then this was as close as she wanted to get lol! Thankfully big sister held it down for her so maybe next year," McLean shared on Instagram.
April Love Geary
Geary brought her and Robin Thicke's daughter, Mia, to visit Santa for the first time -- and the 9-month-old had a whole lot of feelings on the matter! “My baby’s first time meeting Santa! The third picture is how she really felt about Santa ,” the pregnant model joked.
The Bachelorette alum's 2-year-old son, Asher, didn't quite know what to make of Mr. Claus. "I'm still not sure if he likes Santa or not.. a true skeptic at heart I think he was more curious of the man honking toys at him behind the camera. ? we only get these photos for our own amusement don’t we?!" the pregnant reality star captioned the snap.
The former Bachelor's wife, Molly, shared this sweet snap of 5-year-old daughter Riley sitting on Kris Kringle's lap at Country Village Shops in Northern Utah. "We had a fun little chat with Santa & Mrs. Claus today!! ????❤️?," the proud mom captioned the pic.
The Laguna Beach alum brought his 1-year-old daughter, Delilah, to visit Mrs. Claus, but she wasn't too happy about it!