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This month’s Snapz theme is sure to bring a smile or two to your face when you see the adorable little Santa babies that readers shared with us.

Gianna Dutton was upset because Santa was giving little gifts to the children. Gianna's sister Alayna sat on Santa's lap first, so she thought there were no more gifts for her. Her parents are Jeff and Becky Dutton and grandparents are Ellie Dutton and Lou and Nancy Schepka. All live in Poland.

Gianna Dutton was upset because Santa was giving little gifts to the children. Gianna's sister Alayna sat on Santa's lap first, so she thought there were no more gifts for her. Her parents are Jeff and Becky Dutton and grandparents are Ellie Dutton and Lou and Nancy Schepka. All live ...


Pictured are Laila Mortimer on Santa’s lap, Dallas Mortimer on Mrs. Claus’ lap, both of Hubbard, and one of Santa’s elves! Picture was sent by Patty Ball of Hubbard.

Pictured are Laila Mortimer on Santa’s lap, Dallas Mortimer on Mrs. Claus’ lap, both of Hubbard, and one of Santa’s elves! Picture was sent by Patty Ball of Hubbard.


Brady Ford Hodge grandson of Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.

Brady Ford Hodge grandson of Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.


Marian Beil sent a picture of her grandson Jakoby with Santa, his first Christmas two years ago. It was taken at their annual family Christmas party. We make sure Santa is there every year. There are many little ones so we have a great time.

Marian Beil sent a picture of her grandson Jakoby with Santa, his first Christmas two years ago. It was taken at their annual family Christmas party. We make sure Santa is there every year. There are many little ones so we have a great time.


 Grandma Peggy Jones took this picture last year during the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Parade of her 5 grandchildren, Morgan and Mason Santangelo and Mariah, Dominick and Caden Jones, all of Springfield Township.

Grandma Peggy Jones took this picture last year during the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Parade of her 5 grandchildren, Morgan and Mason Santangelo and Mariah, Dominick and Caden Jones, all of Springfield Township.


Jenni-Lin of Canfield was having a serious conversation with Santa. The picture was taken in 2011 while attending preschool at Canfield Methodist Church. Submitted by her grandmother Norma Remias.

Jenni-Lin of Canfield was having a serious conversation with Santa. The picture was taken in 2011 while attending preschool at Canfield Methodist Church. Submitted by her grandmother Norma Remias.


Brady Ford Hodge grandson of Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.

Brady Ford Hodge grandson of Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield.


This is this year with Santa. Brady Ford Hodge, grandson of Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield. (Crying picture was last year; both taken in Fontana, Calif.)

This is this year with Santa. Brady Ford Hodge, grandson of Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield. (Crying picture was last year; both taken in Fontana, Calif.)


Angela Santangelo-Jones sent this photo of Caden Jones (front) and Mariah and Dominick Jones on Santa's lap and Morgan and Mason Santangelo standing.

Angela Santangelo-Jones sent this photo of Caden Jones (front) and Mariah and Dominick Jones on Santa's lap and Morgan and Mason Santangelo standing.


Big brother Anthony Triveri, 7, has been trying really hard this season to get his little brother Kyle, 2, to sit on Santa's lap with him by dressing up like Santa and acting the part. Kyle is skeptical, but Anthony is determined to get a picture with him somehow. Submitted by their mom, Kim Triveri.

Big brother Anthony Triveri, 7, has been trying really hard this season to get his little brother Kyle, 2, to sit on Santa's lap with him by dressing up like Santa and acting the part. Kyle is skeptical, but Anthony is determined to get a picture with him somehow. Submitted ...


This is Jonathan Frank of Lordstown. His mom, Missy, says she took her four boys to the park last Sunday to play in the snow. She captured this picture to show just how cold Jon was.

This is Jonathan Frank of Lordstown. His mom, Missy, says she took her four boys to the park last Sunday to play in the snow. She captured this picture to show just how cold Jon was.


The baby pictured with Santa is Michelle Hatzileris, who resides in Youngstown. She was two weeks old when this picture was taken in 1984 at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman. The photo was submitted by her mother, Karen Hatzileris.

The baby pictured with Santa is Michelle Hatzileris, who resides in Youngstown. She was two weeks old when this picture was taken in 1984 at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman. The photo was submitted by her mother, Karen Hatzileris.


Even a little help from Grandpa Russ didn't convince Mena Monroe, 3, that there was nothing to be afraid of.

Even a little help from Grandpa Russ didn't convince Mena Monroe, 3, that there was nothing to be afraid of.


From Regina LoCicero, grandmother of Dane and Owen Duvall of Burlington, Maine.

From Regina LoCicero, grandmother of Dane and Owen Duvall of Burlington, Maine.


Sydney Rose Spin fell asleep while waiting to see Santa at the Akron Children’s Holiday Party.  She was just a year old. She lives in Boardman with her family and Mom, Connie, sent the picture.

Sydney Rose Spin fell asleep while waiting to see Santa at the Akron Children’s Holiday Party. She was just a year old. She lives in Boardman with her family and Mom, Connie, sent the picture.


Sarah Hoefert sent her favorite photo of her daughter Jaime with Santa. She took the photo in 2010 at the Youngstown Playhouse, where they had gone to have lunch with Cinderella. Jaime, who was 3 at the time, was so thrilled when Santa made a surprise visit that she climbed right up on his lap and whispered, "I've reeeally been gooood this year, Santa."

Sarah Hoefert sent her favorite photo of her daughter Jaime with Santa. She took the photo in 2010 at the Youngstown Playhouse, where they had gone to have lunch with Cinderella. Jaime, who was 3 at the time, was so thrilled when Santa made a surprise visit that she climbed ...


Pat Shively of New Middletown shared one of her favorite pictures of her granddaughter, Elizabeth Thompson of New Middletown, who is now 16 and a junior at Springfield High School.  Pat had taken her to the Mineral Ridge High School Frostie Frolics show in December 1998. As you can see, Elizabeth was less than thrilled to meet the big guy!

Pat Shively of New Middletown shared one of her favorite pictures of her granddaughter, Elizabeth Thompson of New Middletown, who is now 16 and a junior at Springfield High School. Pat had taken her to the Mineral Ridge High School Frostie Frolics show in December 1998. As you can see, ...


December 2012, at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 396 children's Christmas Party, Renee Bero took a picture of her younger grandsons with Santa, Santino Jorge of Struthers, Noah Troggio of New Middletown, Santa (Lonnie Potts) of the North Pole; and Alex Jorge of Struthers.

December 2012, at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 396 children's Christmas Party, Renee Bero took a picture of her younger grandsons with Santa, Santino Jorge of Struthers, Noah Troggio of New Middletown, Santa (Lonnie Potts) of the North Pole; and Alex Jorge of Struthers.


This is Adam Fill on Santa’s lap when he was about 2 years old. He loved his ninja turtles. He is currently a teacher for Lisbon School District.

This is Adam Fill on Santa’s lap when he was about 2 years old. He loved his ninja turtles. He is currently a teacher for Lisbon School District.


Bev Craig of Salem took this picture at the annual visit to see Santa. Her granddaughter Bianca, 3, was excited about the visit. Her sister Marissa,1, just wanted to go back home to Wooster. Santa loved it.

Bev Craig of Salem took this picture at the annual visit to see Santa. Her granddaughter Bianca, 3, was excited about the visit. Her sister Marissa,1, just wanted to go back home to Wooster. Santa loved it.


Mena Monroe, 3, was not a happy girl when it was her time to meet Santa. She is the granddaughter of Russ and Ellen Monroe of Austintown.

Mena Monroe, 3, was not a happy girl when it was her time to meet Santa. She is the granddaughter of Russ and Ellen Monroe of Austintown.


This joint encounter with Santa occurred 26 years ago for the Walcott siblings. Tricia (Walcott) Lenhart was 9 years old. She lives in Boardman with her husband, Scott, and children, Eric, 7, and Samantha, 5. Michael was 6 years old. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and is engaged to be married in the spring to Jennifer Usas. Jessica (Walcott) Krauser was 5 years old. She lives in Columbus with her husband, Derek, and four-year-old twins, Ben and Kate. The picture was submitted by their parents, Bill and Debbie Walcott.

This joint encounter with Santa occurred 26 years ago for the Walcott siblings. Tricia (Walcott) Lenhart was 9 years old. She lives in Boardman with her husband, Scott, and children, Eric, 7, and Samantha, 5. Michael was 6 years old. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and is engaged to ...


One-year-old James Pellegrini hasn't visited Santa yet, but his parents, Eric and Lisa Pellegrini of Austintown, wanted to share this picture of him with his "Santa's Little Helper" jammies on!

One-year-old James Pellegrini hasn't visited Santa yet, but his parents, Eric and Lisa Pellegrini of Austintown, wanted to share this picture of him with his "Santa's Little Helper" jammies on!


Pictured are Dallas and Laila Mortimer, both of Hubbard, with Santa. Picture sent by their “Meme” (grandmother), Patty Ball.

Pictured are Dallas and Laila Mortimer, both of Hubbard, with Santa. Picture sent by their “Meme” (grandmother), Patty Ball.


Gianna Dutton was upset because Santa was giving little gifts to the children. Gianna's sister Alayna sat on Santa's lap first, so she thought there were no more gifts for her. Her parents are Jeff and Becky Dutton and grandparents are Ellie Dutton and Lou and Nancy Schepka. All live in Poland.

Gianna Dutton was upset because Santa was giving little gifts to the children. Gianna's sister Alayna sat on Santa's lap first, so she thought there were no more gifts for her. Her parents are Jeff and Becky Dutton and grandparents are Ellie Dutton and Lou and Nancy Schepka. All live ...


Alex Simon from Poland was 2 when he was brave enough to sit on Santa's lap in 2010 at Southern Park Mall. Sent by great-grandma Nancy Ray.

Alex Simon from Poland was 2 when he was brave enough to sit on Santa's lap in 2010 at Southern Park Mall. Sent by great-grandma Nancy Ray.


Judy Nuth sent this picture of her daughter Loani, who is now 51. Santa was Judy's father, Valentine Lehnerd.

Judy Nuth sent this picture of her daughter Loani, who is now 51. Santa was Judy's father, Valentine Lehnerd.


One-year-old Miya Moore, who is held by her godmother, Othella May, refuses to sit on Santa's lap.

One-year-old Miya Moore, who is held by her godmother, Othella May, refuses to sit on Santa's lap.


Santa gets a hug from Leilani Pete, age 5. Sent by grandmother Othella May.

Santa gets a hug from Leilani Pete, age 5. Sent by grandmother Othella May.


Leilana Pete, 7, visited with Santa at Macy's in New York. Sent by grandmother Othella May.

Leilana Pete, 7, visited with Santa at Macy's in New York. Sent by grandmother Othella May.


Leann Exley of Pulaski, Pa., sent this picture of her neighbor's granddaughter Sophia Marie Russo, 2, taken Dec. 9, 2009. She is the daughter of Anthony and Amanda Russo, who are currently stationed in Guam. Anthony is in the U.S. Air Force. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and Vickie Courson of Pulaski.

Leann Exley of Pulaski, Pa., sent this picture of her neighbor's granddaughter Sophia Marie Russo, 2, taken Dec. 9, 2009. She is the daughter of Anthony and Amanda Russo, who are currently stationed in Guam. Anthony is in the U.S. Air Force. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and Vickie ...


Santa visited twins Michelle and Michael Pete, 5, at their home. Sent by mom, Othella May.

Santa visited twins Michelle and Michael Pete, 5, at their home. Sent by mom, Othella May.


Sisters Carol and Nechelle Thomas are sitting on Santa's lap. Sent by Aunt Othella May.

Sisters Carol and Nechelle Thomas are sitting on Santa's lap. Sent by Aunt Othella May.


Miya Moore was just 5 months; sent by her godmother, Othella May.

Miya Moore was just 5 months; sent by her godmother, Othella May.


This is Leilani Pete, 5, sent by grandmother Othella May.

This is Leilani Pete, 5, sent by grandmother Othella May.


This is Devin May; sent by Aunt Othella May

This is Devin May; sent by Aunt Othella May


Michael Pete was 4 at the time of this visit with Santa. Sent by his mom, Othella May.

Michael Pete was 4 at the time of this visit with Santa. Sent by his mom, Othella May.