It’s some kind of a sick and twisted ritual: Get all hyped up about Christmas and then put even extra pressure on yourself and your kin to take the perfect family photo.
The reality, of course, is that unless you’ve been paid by Us Weekly to pose for the cover with your Town & County-worthy tree in your Telluride ski home in front of a roaring fire, chances are, the photo will suck.
It just will.
Thankfully most photos won’t suck as much as these photos from Awkward Family Photos do. They’re just the perfect blend of suck and pee-in-you-pants-OH-MY-GOD-thank-you-this-wasn’t-MY-family. And that’s a seriously meaningful achievement.
Take a look:
Season Greetings 1 of 10Never mind the hideously inappropriate balloon. Is anyone else noticing the BLOOD spattered on the balloon and the wall?
Reindeer Games 2 of 10Homey don't play that.
Merry Awkward Christmas 3 of 10Aaaaaand. . . we have a winner.
Deck the Halls 4 of 10What?! We said "deck," OK?
Bad Santa 5 of 10Really, really bad Santa.
The Full Monty 6 of 10Quite unfortunately.
Tin Soldiers 7 of 10Forward march!
The Exclusion 8 of 10Don't think Santa won't hear about this. And that there won't be repercussions.
Santastruck 9 of 10He likes him better than The Pirates of Penzance.
All Lit Up 10 of 10Parents of the year.
All photos used with permission from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com
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