There’s something about the holidays that creates the perfect circumstance for awkwardness to ensue. Perhaps it’s the fact that relatives with strained relationships are forced to spend extended periods of time in one another’s company or that moms continue to subscribe to the belief that their families should all dress alike for the annual Christmas card photo. Maybe it’s because a major tradition of the season involves forcing our children to sit on the lap of a complete stranger and whisper in their ear.
At any rate, the flurry of picture taking that occurs during the holidays ensures that many of these hilarious and awkward moments will be captured on film for us to enjoy and cringe at for decades to come.
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites from Babble readers, around the web, and even my own personal albums.
Do you have a favorite awkward holiday photo of your big kid?