Our readers’ most awkward holiday photos

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Photo submitted by Chance S.

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12 hilarious reader photos of Christmases past

We’ve all been there: The whole family is getting ready to take the annual holiday card photo. Everyone is adorned in matching sweaters + reindeer antlers even the cats. Everyone says “cheese” for the big moment… then Grandma’s dentures fall out. Hello, Family Christmas Card 2015.

Along with the giant family gatherings, tacky holiday garb, and visits with Santa inevitably come some pretty hilarious, awkward + cringe-worthy holiday moments… captured on film for countless years to come.

To offer you a comedic break amidst the bustling holiday season, we asked you, our readers + followers, for your most awkward holiday photos (a la Awkward Family Photos). Boy, did you deliver.

📸 Left out

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Left out | Photo submitted by Heather L.

📸 Meowy Catmas

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Meowy Catmas | Photo submitted by @daniel_shelley

“A little outtake from my holiday card shoot.”

📸 Mixed emotions

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Mixed emotions | Photo submitted by Robert A.

“This actually sums up their outlooks on life!”

📸 OK, Santas, now let’s get in formation

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OK, Santas, now let’s get in formation | Photo submitted by Tracey W.

📸 Getting some face time in with Santa

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Getting some face time in with Santa | Photo submitted by Ellen D.

📸 Ho Ho NO

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Ho Ho NO | Photo submitted by Leigh Ann G.

“Little Annie NOT having it! Big sis Mollie is like ‘she’s crazy.’”

📸 An instant classic

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An instant classic | Photo submitted by Rosemary L.

“My daughter took her children, Mac, age 5 and Caroline, age 2 to see Santa at the Citadel Mall the other day. Caroline was not having any part of it!!🎅🏼😳🙄🎅🏼 We actually love it and think it’s a classic!”

📸 Unsure, party of two

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Unsure, party of two | Photo submitted by Grace H.

📸 A shoo-in for Santa’s nice list

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A shoo-in for Santa’s nice list | Photo submitted by Gaby R.

📸 Moments before Rover started talking politics

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Moments before Rover started talking politics | Photo submitted by @jamunc09

📸 Stuck in the middle with you

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Stuck in the middle with you | Photo submitted by Chance S.

📸 Sorry, Santa… that’s not coal on your shoe

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Sorry, Santa… that’s not coal on your shoe | Photo submitted by @nmkil

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It turns out, a lot of kids don’t seem to love hanging out with a jolly, bearded man dressed in head-to-toe red velveteven with the promise of presents.

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My siblings and I circa 1996

Wishing you happy holidays and festive photo shoots that don’t end in disaster.

Jen

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