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10 Hilarious and Awkward Holiday Photos of Big Kids

By amberdoty |

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?

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10 Hilarious and Awkward Holiday Photos of Big Kids

Spreading the warmth of the holiday season

I snapped this photo just as Santa realized Anders had shared more than just his Christmas wish list with him.
Photo credit: The Daily Doty

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Amber Doty is a writer, scientist, wife, and mother to two boys. On Babble, Amber wrote for both Strollerderby and KidScoop about parenting news, pop culture, raising school-age children and general parenting tips. More of her work can be found on her website, The Daily Doty.

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3 thoughts on “10 Hilarious and Awkward Holiday Photos of Big Kids

  1. Annalise says:

    My son’s name is Anders too! Not often to see that name!

  2. LogicalMama says:

    I’ve got a picture of myself with Santa from the 70′s. With us is a blowup football player wearing a pink dress (I used to dress the football player in the dress so I wouldn’t have to wear it!). Santa has unusually large hands and there is a picture tag in the front that makes it look like a prison photo! I don’t look very happy… I think I just got over the chicken pox….

  3. Catherine says:

    Oh wow. Really…….there are no words.

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