Getting your Christmas photos taken on Santa’s lap is a wholesome tradition dating back many years, and it turns out that it’s not just for kids. These 2 guys were at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, WA, back in 2006 and decided to have a little fun with their Santa pictures. They posed a cheesy picture with the mall’s iconic, undoubtedly real Santa and a tradition was born, one that continues to this very day.
The photos get progressively more creative as the buddies clearly embrace their yearly Christmas photoshoot, bringing a little of each year’s pop culture highlights along with them. Santa gets right in on the Christmas spirit act too, playing along hilariously and probably seeing it as a little light relief from the usual snotty, demanding toddlers.
This year, the pair have a new addition to the Santa photos tradition. Dressed up as Avengers characters they are joined by a tiny, snoozing Spiderman. So while the guys have barely seemed to age throughout the entire process, now we get to see a whole new superhero grow up in the next few year’s cute photos!