video posted to social media showing two children getting the mistletoe scared out of them by The Grinch has people in stitches.

Joey and Gemma were in their cute Christmas pajamas, standing outside in front of a chair and some Christmas trees for a photoshoot.

“I took my kids to go meet the Grinch and I told him in the car, ‘Don’t be scared. He’s nice.’ They’re pretty cool. My son and daughter say, ‘I won’t be scared. I like the Grinch…,'” one of the parents wrote on YouTube.

Someone dressed as The Grinch — complete in ugly Christmas sweater — emerged from behind the trees. When the kids turned their heads and saw it, they took off running in terror.