Gracie has been scared of Santa Claus for as long as I can remember. I think she may even have cried when he held her at 3 months old. She's refused to go near him. I've had to Photoshop her into Santa pictures. It's not like she has to like him, but I've always hoped to get those classic family photos of Gracie and Lukie with Santa.
Thankfully, the early onslaught of Christmas shows has made Santa not quite as frightening. Gracie has been curious about him and when she and I talked about him this year, I assured her that she did not have to sit on his lap. I told her she could just stand next to him and that would be fine. Some how, though, this Santa, the real Santa, convinced Gracie to sit on his lap.
She looked like she might leap off at any second, but she stayed on his lap long enough to get this picture.