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Do you have any idea how much great it was to compile the Sweet Santa / Scary Santa posts?  I can’t even tell you how FUN it was.  And Henry sat in my lap the entire time, looking at each Santa and talking about every “bebe.”

 

While it was difficult to choose the finalists for the Scary Santa post (which is going up tomorrow), but it was even harder for Sweet Santa.  Every baby and kid looked adorable, and every Santa looked jolly and fun.  I am partial to real beard Santas – they are the best.  Dedication!  Smile

 

Up first are our…  Honorable Mentions of Cuteness

 

Jill said, “Here is my little man Hudson.  He will be 4 months old tomorrow!  Good thing Mommy was behind the camera to get that smile!”

hudson

Amanda wrote, “This is my daughter Raegan’s first time sitting on Santa’s lap! This is at Fort Campbell military base!”

raegan

Shannon wrote, “Here’s a picture of our 12 week old, Alev, with Santa!”

alev

Janine wrote, “No one could have prepared me for how touching and cute I would think taking Baker to Santa was!  I had tears!  So cheesy but SO great. Anyway, i thought he and Santa both looked pretty darn sweet.  Bakes had no idea what was going on… but I did!”

Baker

Jennifer said, “Here is my little guy, Jack, sitting in Santa’s lap for the first time!”

jack

Sara wrote, “Luke did so great with Santa. I was so proud of him that I almost cried!”

luke

Andrea sent in this sweet Santa photo of her little girl.

Andrea

Amanda wrote, “Santa with my 10 week old son named Bodhi!”

Bodhi

Raquel sent in this very sweet Santa picture.

raquel

Carrie wrote, “These are my daughters Eva (4) and Emily (1) from Navarre, Florida.”

eva and emily

Lauren sent in this very sweet family Santa picture.

lauren

Rachel wrote, “Here is a picture of my 17 1/2 month old, Brayden, with Santa this year. This was his first time seeing Santa, as we didn’t get a chance to last year, and he LOVED him. He ran right up to him and lifted his arms up, saying "up!" to sit in Santa’s lap, and he had that huge grin on his face the entire time. Clearly, I am going to have to teach this kid about stranger danger at some point…”

Brayden

Katie wrote, “Here is my "good Santa" picture. My son Drake had absolutely no problem going to Santa and was even smiling more in pictures that were captured! He is 8 months and when I look at this I think it looks like "here I am, introducing Santa" haha”

Drake

Kendra wrote, “I took this with my point and shoot and my setting were all off so the quality isn’t the best. What I love is how my son went right in for a big hug! He did it so fast Santa didn’t even have time to smile!”

Kendra

Jenny wrote, “Had to send my furbaby, Corky,  in again! We went to a Washington Humane Society fundraiser and they had such a great Santa!”

Corky

Elizabeth wrote, “Here is my picture of my daughter Riley with Santa.”

riley

Theresa wrote, “This is our baby AJ (4.5 months old) at his first visit with Santa.  He loved him and wasn’t scared at all!  Thanks to the person in front of us taking a long time to pick her pictures, AJ got to spend about 10 minutes with Santa.  They were pals right from the start!”

AJ

Tracy sent in this very sweet family photo of her kids with Santa.

Tracy

Margherita wrote, “Sylvie is only a month old but when we saw such a great Santa in the mall, we had to take her picture.  She slept right through it.”

sylvie

And now…

 

{DRUMROLL!}

 

Our finalists!  Do you know how hard it is to select four finalists for the Sweet Santa contest? All of these kiddos are super cute!  But here are my five favorite photos.  Which do you like the most?

 

Sweet Santa #1:  Lauren wrote, “Zak is not even three months and totally loved meeting the big guy. Older brother Landon didn’t even go near him.”

zak

Sweet Santa #2:  Jennifer wrote, “I was afraid Elly was going to scream, but I don’t think this picture could be any sweeter!”

Elly Santa

Sweet Santa #3:  Christine wrote, “This is my sweet Santa picture of my 13 month old daughter Haley.  She loved Santa and he was such a good Santa – real beard and everything (he was even okay with her pulling it).”

Haley

Sweet Santa #4:  Barbie said, “Here is Sierra and Santa!”  (Side note: I love Big Girl Santa pictures!!)

sierra

Sweet Santa #5  was removed by request. She was a cutie though!

 

Which Sweet Santa photo is your favorite?  Vote for 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the comments section.  On Christmas, I’ll compile all the votes and pick the winner, who will receive a fun prize.   And stay tuned for the Scary Santa contest, which I’ll post tomorrow (and the entries are absolutely hysterical, trust me).

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  • Jess B. December 22, 2013, 10:36 am

    Those are all so cute! I say it comes down to #1 and #5… I will say #1… He looks so flippin happy!

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  • Jen G. December 22, 2013, 10:41 am

    I’m torn between #2 and #5, but I think #2 is my winner. They both just look so enthralled with the other!

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  • Jaime December 22, 2013, 10:43 am

    I love #2!

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  • Verlin December 22, 2013, 10:51 am

    Oh my gosh – they are all adorable. If I had to pick I guess I’d say #1.

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  • Lori December 22, 2013, 10:52 am

    I love them, but my favorite is #3.

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  • Kiki December 22, 2013, 11:07 am

    #2!

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  • Hannah December 22, 2013, 11:07 am

    #2 for sure!

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  • Ali December 22, 2013, 11:09 am

    #2! So cute- both Santa and baby!

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  • Steph December 22, 2013, 11:20 am

    5!! :)

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  • Hillary December 22, 2013, 11:22 am

    #2!

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    • Elizabeth December 22, 2013, 11:26 am

      #2 for sure! So adorable!

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  • Becky December 22, 2013, 11:23 am

    #3 for sure! She is the cutest little girl I’ve ever seen!

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  • Glenneth December 22, 2013, 11:24 am

    they are all adorable, but #2 is my favorite!

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  • Allison S. December 22, 2013, 11:24 am

    2!! Precious!

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  • Katie December 22, 2013, 11:36 am

    #2!!!

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  • Lauren December 22, 2013, 11:38 am

    Number 2! She looks like a doll! They’re all so cute though!

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  • Rachel December 22, 2013, 11:43 am

    #1 :)

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  • Cristina December 22, 2013, 11:47 am

    #1. Too cute!

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  • Lauren F December 22, 2013, 11:49 am

    1!!!

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  • Michael December 22, 2013, 11:52 am

    Mmm…I have to go with 1!

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  • Beth December 22, 2013, 11:57 am

    2!

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  • Kim December 22, 2013, 11:58 am

    #2, that picture is adorable!!

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  • Renee Kelser December 22, 2013, 12:09 pm

    I vote for Haley Bell – No. 3.

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  • Brooke Gregg December 22, 2013, 12:11 pm

    #2….the look of wonder and amazement is beautiful!

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  • Anne Porter December 22, 2013, 12:14 pm

    I loved #1 what a little cutie.

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  • Angie @ Pint of Goals December 22, 2013, 12:26 pm

    Love #2!

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  • Jàima December 22, 2013, 12:27 pm

    Number 2 for sure! I love the look on her face!

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  • Kim December 22, 2013, 12:28 pm

    #2

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  • Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life December 22, 2013, 12:30 pm

    #2 is so adorable!!!!!

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  • Gail December 22, 2013, 12:35 pm

    Sweetest is Haley #3

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  • Tricia December 22, 2013, 12:42 pm

    5!

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  • Caitlin E. December 22, 2013, 12:42 pm

    I love them all but since I have to pick, #2 it is! :)

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  • Carly December 22, 2013, 12:45 pm

    #2! What a doll!

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  • Janelle December 22, 2013, 12:52 pm

    #3 is by far my vote! What a little cutie!

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  • Kathryn December 22, 2013, 1:03 pm

    My favorite is #2. I love how they are checking each other out!

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  • Lauren December 22, 2013, 1:05 pm

    #2 oh my goodness :)

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  • Rachel A December 22, 2013, 1:06 pm

    I vote #2, although they are all adorable!

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  • michelle December 22, 2013, 1:07 pm

    #2

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  • Meredith December 22, 2013, 1:10 pm

    #1 is absolutely adorable :)

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  • Ryan December 22, 2013, 1:18 pm

    My vote is for sweet Santa #3

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  • Angela December 22, 2013, 1:28 pm

    #2 because Santa is hamming it up too :)

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  • Jennifer December 22, 2013, 1:30 pm

    I’m little partial to #2, but they are all so sweet! :)

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  • Jenn December 22, 2013, 1:40 pm

    So hard to decide….#2!

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  • Brooke December 22, 2013, 1:45 pm

    #1 for sure!!!!

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  • Alina December 22, 2013, 2:14 pm

    They’re all SO cute, but I’m partial to #2 and #5… I think I’m going to have to say #2!

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  • samantha December 22, 2013, 2:16 pm

    Definitely #2 – so precious!

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  • Holly December 22, 2013, 2:25 pm

    #5 is totally the cutest

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  • Gina G December 22, 2013, 2:26 pm

    Love them all!! But I am going to go with #4!

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  • Jamie December 22, 2013, 2:28 pm

    2, all the way

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  • Allison December 22, 2013, 2:33 pm

    #2

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  • Mike Gentile December 22, 2013, 2:49 pm

    My vote is for #3. Haley is the cutest!

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  • Katie sB December 22, 2013, 3:02 pm

    #2

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  • Meredith December 22, 2013, 3:08 pm

    2

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  • Morgan December 22, 2013, 3:25 pm

    #2 for sure!

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  • dee December 22, 2013, 3:27 pm

    Number 5 is precious!

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  • Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change December 22, 2013, 3:28 pm

    #2!

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  • Katie December 22, 2013, 3:33 pm

    #1!!

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  • Emily J December 22, 2013, 3:46 pm

    #1 That was hard even narrowed down to five!

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  • Nancy December 22, 2013, 3:47 pm

    Definitely #1. Adorable!

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  • Erin December 22, 2013, 3:53 pm

    Number 2!

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  • Starr December 22, 2013, 4:22 pm

    #2!

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  • Elisabeth December 22, 2013, 4:39 pm

    EVERY single picture is adorable, but I love #3!

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  • Katie December 22, 2013, 4:57 pm

    Sweet Santa #2!!

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  • Breanne December 22, 2013, 5:01 pm

    So many cute ones!! But my vote goes to #2!

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  • Lori December 22, 2013, 5:09 pm

    2!

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  • Julie S December 22, 2013, 5:12 pm

    #2!!

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  • laura December 22, 2013, 5:15 pm

    Out of the five I have to say #1. But little boy Bodhi is too cute for words!

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  • Melissa December 22, 2013, 5:22 pm

    3 and 5 are too sweet! I love their expressions!

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  • Marie December 22, 2013, 5:46 pm

    #4 :)

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  • Barbara December 22, 2013, 5:46 pm

    All so cute! My vote is for 3

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  • Kari December 22, 2013, 6:00 pm

    4….they are all so cute though tough to pick one

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  • Christine December 22, 2013, 6:16 pm

    #3 is the sweetest!

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  • Kristin December 22, 2013, 6:17 pm

    #2! So sweet!

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  • Kathy December 22, 2013, 6:26 pm

    #2..although they’re all very sweet

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  • Amber K December 22, 2013, 7:08 pm

    Aw, they are all so precious! But I especially love #2.

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  • Barbie December 22, 2013, 7:54 pm

    4 :)

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  • Alex December 22, 2013, 8:05 pm

    #2- All of these are so sweet!

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  • Erin December 22, 2013, 8:16 pm

    #2

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  • Julia December 22, 2013, 8:19 pm

    #2

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  • Kate December 22, 2013, 8:27 pm

    #5! But they’re all adorable!

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  • Jessica December 22, 2013, 8:59 pm

    #2!!

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  • Joy December 22, 2013, 9:23 pm

    #2 is absolutely precious!

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  • Holly December 22, 2013, 9:41 pm

    #2 is my vote.

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  • Pen December 22, 2013, 9:42 pm

    #5! So adorable.

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  • Dana December 22, 2013, 9:53 pm

    #2

    OMG, it’s Santa!!

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  • Erika December 22, 2013, 9:59 pm

    #2 :)

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  • Leslie December 22, 2013, 10:06 pm

    I like them all, but have to vote for #2 :-)

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  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun December 22, 2013, 10:55 pm

    I have to vote for #2! LOVE!

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  • Kady December 22, 2013, 11:10 pm

    #5!

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  • dawn December 22, 2013, 11:25 pm

    #5 bohdi and Riley from the other entries are also adorable

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  • Marcia December 22, 2013, 11:26 pm

    #2

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  • Lisa December 22, 2013, 11:55 pm

    2

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  • Cassie December 23, 2013, 12:12 am

    2!!! She is just in awe!

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  • Heather December 23, 2013, 1:10 am

    #2!! just adorable

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  • Nadine December 23, 2013, 4:28 am

    #2 !

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  • Runner Girl Eats December 23, 2013, 6:01 am

    #2!

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  • Kristen December 23, 2013, 7:08 am

    #2!!

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  • Maria December 23, 2013, 7:15 am

    #1 is my favorite :)

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  • Kim L. December 23, 2013, 7:25 am

    #2!

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  • Shari December 23, 2013, 7:54 am

    #2! :)

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  • Charity December 23, 2013, 7:55 am

    #2 is me favourite!

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  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change December 23, 2013, 8:17 am

    #2!! So cute!

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  • Amanda December 23, 2013, 8:47 am

    They are all the best but I love #3!

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  • Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} December 23, 2013, 8:55 am

    I love Sweet Santa #2!! The look on that little girl’s face is priceless and I love how Santa is sweetly looking back.

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  • bonnie December 23, 2013, 9:05 am

    Do we get to see Henry’s santa photo?

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  • Oscar December 23, 2013, 9:06 am

    #2 Babies/Kids and Christmas are the best!

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  • Katie December 23, 2013, 9:13 am

    #5!

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  • eliza December 23, 2013, 9:19 am

    all adorable!!!

    #5 though… Oh my goodness!!

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  • Jamie December 23, 2013, 9:20 am

    #5!

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  • Ellen December 23, 2013, 9:22 am

    I love # 2!

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  • Sara December 23, 2013, 9:28 am

    2 and 5 are great…I’m going to go with … 2!

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  • laura December 23, 2013, 9:37 am

    #2 but #5 is a close second!

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  • Jessica December 23, 2013, 9:44 am

    #2!

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  • Danielle J. December 23, 2013, 9:47 am

    #2!

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  • Jen December 23, 2013, 9:55 am

    #5!!!

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  • Theresa December 23, 2013, 9:56 am

    #2!! She looks absolutely amazed by Santa!!

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  • Laura December 23, 2013, 10:10 am

    #2!

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  • Cate December 23, 2013, 10:22 am

    Love #2!

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  • Lisa December 23, 2013, 10:25 am

    #3 is so sweet! and what a great santa too!

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  • Jenn December 23, 2013, 10:26 am

    #3!!!!!!!!

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  • Lisa December 23, 2013, 10:28 am

    #3 is the sweetest! and great santa too!

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  • Nicole December 23, 2013, 10:46 am

    I gotta vote for #2! Too sweet :)

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  • Emma December 23, 2013, 10:59 am

    #2!

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  • Lisa December 23, 2013, 11:34 am

    I loved number 5. such a great smile!

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  • Andrea B. December 23, 2013, 11:35 am

    So cute! I vote #2.

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  • Aerevyn December 23, 2013, 11:42 am

    I love Santa and the bichon … Santa has this game, doggie expression that is so cute and funny.

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  • Shannon December 23, 2013, 12:18 pm

    #2 for the win!

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  • Christine December 23, 2013, 12:23 pm

    #2!!

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  • LauraZ December 23, 2013, 12:51 pm

    #2!

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  • Sharon December 23, 2013, 1:01 pm

    I have to go with Number 3! But they are all so good.

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  • Kathleen Ojo @ My Ojos December 23, 2013, 1:08 pm

    #2! I just love her awed expression!

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  • Sara December 23, 2013, 1:11 pm

    #1!! Could those cheeks be any chubbier? I have to squeeze them!

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  • Jacquelyn @justjacq December 23, 2013, 1:52 pm

    3!

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  • Claire December 23, 2013, 2:00 pm

    #2

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  • Kendra December 23, 2013, 2:03 pm

    #2!!!! So cute!

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  • Emily December 23, 2013, 2:24 pm

    #2!

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  • Christine December 23, 2013, 2:30 pm

    #2~ What a sweet expression on both of their faces!

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  • Shannon December 23, 2013, 2:30 pm

    oh man #5 was my favorite and would of got my vote so instead #2

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  • A Running Cause December 23, 2013, 2:34 pm

    #3, but 2 was in a close second!

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  • Ali December 23, 2013, 2:38 pm

    #2 is precious!!

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  • Whitney December 23, 2013, 3:26 pm

    How do you not have Raquel’s in the finals with that awesome hair that looks like a baby wig?! JK, love them all. Of your options, #2 is my fave!

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  • Stacy December 23, 2013, 4:35 pm

    #2!

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  • Kelly December 23, 2013, 4:39 pm

    #2 hands down!

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  • Coco December 23, 2013, 8:27 pm

    I like #3, but they are all adorable!

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  • Leah December 23, 2013, 8:52 pm

    I love #1!!! ☺

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  • Abby December 23, 2013, 10:13 pm

    #2!

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  • Ryan Schneider December 23, 2013, 10:17 pm

    #2…..but #1 was a close second! So adorable!!

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  • Gail December 24, 2013, 8:21 am

    #4

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  • Karin December 24, 2013, 8:54 am

    #2

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  • Kelly December 24, 2013, 9:53 am

    #2 is my favorite!

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  • Wendy December 24, 2013, 6:23 pm

    #2

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  • Chelsea December 25, 2013, 1:14 pm

    Sweet Santa #2!

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  • Courtney December 25, 2013, 6:30 pm

    I vote for #2, so cute!

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  • Kirsty December 27, 2013, 12:52 pm

    No fair! I am a little late checking in and everyone voted #5 and I don’ t get to see the cuteness!! Why did it get taken down?
    I will vote #4 for Sierra :)

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  • Brittany January 1, 2014, 2:18 am

    #2 or #5, I can’t decide!

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    • Brittany January 1, 2014, 2:18 am

      oops, #4 now

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