23 Animals With Seriously Mixed Feelings About Meeting Santa

Christmas approaches, and the reckoning begins. Have these pets been nice or naughty? Only one man can judge them.

1. "Even when I'm sleeping??"

Dog looking at Santa with surprise.
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2. "Let's see how far away from Santa I can get while still being in the photo."

Dog sitting far away from Santa.
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3. Literally no one looks happy to be here.

Dog and cat sitting in Santa's lap.
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4. "OMG ARE THOSE CANDY CANES?"

Dog lunging off Santa's lap.
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5. "I can't believe we wore the same hat. How embarrassing."

Small dog in Santa hat sitting on Santa's lap.
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6. "He said I'm a good boy!"

Excited dog sitting on Santa's lap.
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7. Halloween is more their speed.

Santa holding two young black cats up to his face.
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8. "I knew you were real. I knew it."

Small dog gazing up at off-camera Santa.
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9. Like a reindeer caught in the headlights.

Startled dog standing in front of Santa.
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10. Someone is getting coal in their stocking this year.

Dog being carried away from Santa. Caption: "My dog being taken away from Santa after he bit him."
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11. Hey, Santa, your polar bear is melting.

Large white dog going limp in Santa's arms.
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12. "You expect me to believe that this is the real Santa Claus? Please."

Santa holding young grey cat.
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13. "I've been the goodest of good dogs, I promise."

Dog looking up at Santa while sitting in his lap.
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14. Santa's beard looks fluffier than usual.

Santa holding fluffy dog up to his beard with two more dogs seated next to him.
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15. "You've got ten seconds to take the photo before I bolt."

Very startled looking cat posed next to Santa.
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16. "Last year's Santa was way better."

Unimpressed dog standing on Santa's lap.
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17. "This chair is cozy as heck. How about I get one of these for Christmas?"

Dog seated next to Santa in big armchair.
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18. "I get to meet Santa AND wear this cool hat? Score!"

Photo set of happy dog in trapper hat posing next to Santa.
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19. "Listen, Santa, I'm as confused by this as you are."

Santa with cockatiel on his hand.
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20. "You smell like cookies!"

Dog sniffing Santa's beard
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21. "Is this guy licensed?"

Dog leaning away from Santa
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22. "My revenge will be swift and merciless."

Fluffy Birman cat on Santa's lap.
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23. Happy holidays, or whatever.

Apathetic dog sitting next to Santa.
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It's time for more hilarious photos of pets during the holidays. Start with this gallery of pets who are meh about Santa and then scroll through this list of 20 clues that cats invented Christmas.