Retro Santa Tears II

George Clark shuns Santa with tears in 2012
Photo/courtesy of Ann Clark

It’s always a classic — that Santa and the happy, Christmas-anticipating kid photo that goes awry.

It’s anything but holly jolly. Though, while we always tend to cringe a bit for that crying kid, we can’t seem to help seeing the humor in it. So do the parents who so hope to get the right pose for framing.

Really, though, you have to figure that some huge bearded guy in a red suit is, well, a bit bizarre of a thing for a little one to handle. Then there are the lights, the camera, and the … tears.

This little guy with Santa tears of not so much joy is little George Clark, of Fair Haven. His mom, Ann, tells us that he was at The Galleria in Red Bank for this 2012 pose that went terribly wrong.

We assure you that George is a happy little guy. He just had a bit of an aversion to Ol’ Saint Nick here. Well, at least Santa’s happy.

Merry Christmas, George! Smile! It’s not so bad anymore!