Kanye West Even the Paparazzi Should Have a Merry Xmas!

12/24/2012 6:00 AM PST

It's a Christmas miracle ... Kanye West turned to the paparazzi ... SMILED ... and wished them all a very "Happy Holidays" ... and TMZ has the footage to prove it!!!

Of course, Kanye hasn't always had the best relationship with the photogs ... (see here and here) ... but hey, it's Christmas ... and it's hard NOT to be in a good mood.

Especially considering he was leaving Spago in L.A. with Mrs. Kris Humphries ... and getting into her tricked out, super expensive 2013 Mercedes G63 AMG.

Not a bad way to spend the holidays.