Even if their kid bellow until their face is red, parents will never stop making them doing it. Sitting on Santa’s lap is a hit-or-miss experience for little kids. Sometimes they cry, sometimes they’re frozen in fear, but all the time the pictures are priceless. As of late, Instagramers have been dedicating their #ThrowbackThursdays to digging up old pics of their childhood visits to Santa, and we cannot get enough. We’ve picked some of our faves to share with you in the hopes that you’ll fill your son’s, daughter’s, niece’s, nephew’s or cousin’s heart with the same Christmas joy.

1. Dapper and Disappointed: One thing is for sure: Neither of these bros is entertaining the idea of Santa. But even with frowns, they’re totally rocking that nautical look. (via @theorespect)

2. Twinsies: That onesie is so “Santa’s lap” chic. (via @1angeljohnson)

3. Naughty and Nice: Fact: It’s impossible to rattle off your wish list when your kid brother is having a panic attack. (via @mylooxyloo)

4. Star Power: Was your Santa pic featured in the newspaper? You know you’re famous when… (via @vscallion676)

5. St. Nick Naptime: This is officially the most zen Santa’s lap photo in the history of time. (via @natsnextadventure)

6. Puppy Hour: A Santa for puppies with a puppy driving a car? Whatever is going on is hilariously awesome. (via @medicatedkitty)

7. So Retro: Nothing says ‘70s Santa like a wicker throne. The production people are killing it with that poinsettia backdrop, too. (via @22_karat)

8. Don’t Make Me Do It: When a mom’s hand is pushing a kid back into the photo, you know there is some serious Santa fear going on. (via @shannoncarlin)

9. Maybe Not: Is frozen in fear better than screaming at the top of your lungs? We’re guessing this Big Red thinks so. (via @frpabst1)

10. Like Royalty: Santa may have gotten a little overly ambitious with the blush, but that giant flower headpiece is totally killing it. (via @larisa_lz)

11. PG-13: These two may have been on the naughty list that year. (via @funnypicsgwiz)

12. Family Time: It’s a family photo op waiting to happen. Santa looks more scared than the kids. (via @corissagram)

13. Flashback: There’s just nothing like seeing how your lil babes grow up — from Santa skepticism to pure glee. (via @sbessinger)

14. Fashioistas: The vintage looks on these siblings’ faces are straight up Wes Anderson. (via @tinalynne612)

15. Double the Cute: Have two babies ever been so happy to sit on Santa’s lap? Just goes to prove the buddy system is always your best bet. (via @funkyfusion)

What is your favorite memory of sitting on Santa’s lap? We’d love to know in the comments!