However you feel about people dressing up their pets, if there was ever a more hilarious time to do so — it’s at Christmas.
Because garish festive jumpers and hats look comical enough on humans let alone on dogs, cats and monkeys.
And those who enjoy playing dress-up with their furry friends are more than likely to be all too willing to share snaps of their escapades on the internet.
Consequently, this cringe-worthy gallery of awkward shots contains everything from a monkey dressed up as a baby, to a dog wrapped up like the baby Jesus.
So, while the holiday season might only come once a year, those hazy memories of that time you dressed Max the bulldog up in a Christmas jumper will last a lifetime.
You know, who wouldn’t welcome a Christmas card from Auntie Jill and Uncle D in which they’re cradling their dog like baby Jesus
This monkey looks pretty in pink wearing a stylish and elegant gown bought for it by her doting owner
Poor Max the bulldog has just about had enough after posing for that perfect picture for around three hours
This very patient pair of golden retrievers have absolutely no idea what’s going on
A very fed-up-looking cat begrudges its owner’s choice of sheep costume because it looks more like a cloud
‘Just a few more minutes and I can get out of this ridiculous thing and call the RSPCA’
Legend has it that, despite his photography skills, cousin Tom is still single
This photograph shows Benji the American cocker spaniel looking especially smug over the fact he isn’t wearing a daft jumper
A pack of very well-behaved small dogs managed to sit especially still for this totally not weird photograph
‘Merry Christmas from your cringe-worthy neighbours, the Bobble Heads’
The most unusual thing about this photograph is that the cat is most likely not even real
The ‘World’s Best Dad’ poses for an adorable picture next to the world’s most embarrassed dog
Christmas can be a very stressful time of year and Sam the dog has finally snapped after hours of wearing novelty reindeer antlers
Well, they do often say that dogs look like their owners
Nothing says Christmas like posing for the traditionally festive scene of a gazelle being slaughtered by a cheetah
Home-made cards are often the best ones – especially when you incorporate your pets into them
This family photo has been utterly ruined by the two dogs deciding to have a wrestling match
Billy the lab felt down about having to wear his cone of shame over the holiday season, so his owners decided to got neutered too
Three very fluffy reindeer pose of a photo in front of their Christmas stocking which have been stuffed with treats
The three wise dogs bring gifts of gold frankincense and fur