The holiday season is so magical, so heartwarming, so...exhausting.

Check out these fantastic photos of a little boy sitting on Santa's lap at a Eastland Mall in Evansville. It turns out the the boy fell asleep waiting to see Saint Nick, who decided he'd pretend to be zonked out during what turned out to be an unusual photo shoot.

The boy is Zeke, 6 months old. His father, Donnie Walters, said, he and his wife wanted to skip the visit after Zeke fell asleep, but had a change of heart.

"The lady behind us heard us, and she said, 'No, you want to stay in line. This Santa takes the best sleeping baby photos,'" he said.

The Eastland Mall Santa told the parents his plan for the photos, which, as you can clearly see, turned out perfectly.