Awkward! A leering Santa, tearful children and some VERY unusual gifts: If you thought YOUR holiday photos were terrible, take a look at these…
Ahh, the dreaded holiday family photo…
Nothing quite says Christmas like sitting on Santa’s lap in a dimly lit mall while mothers and photographers yell to squeeze everyone in tighter.
Despite the best efforts to get the perfect, wholesome shot, not every year can be a winner.
DailyMail.com takes a look at some of the most awkward family Christmas photos…
Eyes forward, Santa! One Father Christmas was caught looking where he shouldn’t
The most wonderful time of the year… unless you’re a toddler who’s terrified of men with white beards
Run for it! This mom REALLY didn’t want to be in a photo with Santa – and her daughter looks none too happy about her swift exit
Not for the faint! One little girl appears to go limp in Santa’s arm, just moments before receiving her present
We’re not sure if that’s Santa either! A little boy looks on the verge of tears as his mom snaps a picture in their home
Candy canes or just canes? Coal or diapers? Regardless, one mother got a good shot of her daughter, even if Santa’s counting down the last minutes of his shift
Too much eggnog there, Santa? This Santa looks a little worse for wear as he poses with a cute little boy
Squeeze in a little tighter! A family of six kids crowds around a nose-less Santa while three of them wear a sweater with a mysterious man’s face on it
Smile…or don’t…Even Santa doesn’t seem to be a happy camper next to these two boys
Don’t worry about the beard; it’s the North Pole Cut! Despite one dad failing prey to a closed-eye photo, his daughters seem more than happy to take their annual family photo with the worse-for-wear Santa
Don’t mind the Smurf in the back; he’s supposed to be there…we think…
A little girl matches in red as she tentatively smiles next to Santa, who may have eaten a few too many cookies
Unfortunate photobomb: Nothing says Christmas morning like a dad in his underpants!
These children look less than impressed with what appears to be a toilet seat
‘We can just…crop it, right?’ Two dazzling parents will forever remember this Christmas photo, featuring their son flipping off the photographer and their daughter gagging
Santa can’t be the only person allowed to wear a costume during the holiday season!
Ahh yes, the inevitable picture of a tired dad building his excited daughter’s toys at the crack of dawn
We’re not sure what’s going on here, but it will definitely get pride of place on the fridge!
Did your mom force you to be here? A little boy’s sweet smile doesn’t entirely hide the middle finger he’s flashing
Candles… candy? Close enough! One little boy’s snacks on a red candle that looks good enough to eat
Tell me you went on a tropical Christmas vacation without telling me you went on a tropic Christmas vacation
Too cool for school? That’s right; this family is enjoying their holiday vacation
One brother doesn’t seem to want to share the spotlight with his sibling
Oy-vey! Someone doesn’t look too happy to be in this picture
Who needs Santa when you got the great outdoors? One family took a more natural approach to their annual photo
At least none of their eyes are closed!
Is this how the teens are doing it now? Got to show off the best assets!
Nothing says a father-daughter photo quite like a dad sleeping on the couch
The Christmas tree isn’t the only thing being lit this year! These kids pose in Marlboro-branded sweatshirts
Wow, Mrs. Claus! You’ve never looked better!