They were out in their "convertible sleigh" in Freeport, Texas, when they saw lights behind them --and not the ones for decoration.
A policeman pulled them over for a broken tail light.
Footage shows a policeman, identified as Officer Willard, approaching the Clauses in their vintage MG convertible and breaking out into laughter.
They were let go with a warning.
"Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus get stopped in their convertible sleigh for having a taillight out," wrote the Freeport Police Department on Facebook. "Officer Willard is so excited to see the big red guy, he lets them go with a warning! Merry Christmas everybody!"