It’s also the most mysterious time of the year.
(submitted by Whit)
Sometimes, we’re awkward in ways that keep the Christmas spirit alive. Like donning your Christmas loot!
i think this picture is awesome
I am so making my kids do this for our Christmas morning photos this year.
OMG I had the exact same wedding gown costume when I was little! *Squee*
However, with that tree and that guy it’s spectacularly awkward!
The photo from Maryln Manson’s first wedding.
Brother: “I hope my parents don’t realize I’m blazed. “
I wear my sunglasses at night , in the house with bare feet and acid wash jeans and a track top. someone should write a song about THAT.
I HAVE THE ANSWER!!! it’s NOT Christmas, its halloween and dads dressed as a tree!
She’s hit on the perfect double-hitter for a massive present payload – have your confirmation the week before Christmas!
I’m pretty sure in the 90s my brother and all his friends lived in sweats and oversized sunglasses training to be ninjas. Only thing missing is the “Hang Ten” t-shirt.
The boy is showing off his brand new shades and jacket. The little girl is posing in her own bridal outfit. The veil looks to me like a cafe curtain segment and the skirt could be Mom’s dressy half slip. She’s wearing white bedroom slippers and some beads that she found in the junk drawer. She’s happy with her homemade creation!
Allll Fischer Price, my friend.
I had that exact Fisher Price dress up as a bride GOWN. Because is WAS A GOWN DAMNIT and I walked around just like that all the time.
Oh yeah. Catholics.
You have to get dressed up like that for your First Communion when you’re a little girl.
I guess it IS weird to anyone who isn’t Catholic.
I had that exact bride costume
That’s awesome! It also came with a rose-colored “evening gown.”
Madonna and Beastie Boys. It’s all I see.
Oh this could have been us. I love them for sending this in! People who can be comfortable all these years later (20 at least– the acid wash jeans give it away) with these images from childhood are my absolute heros.
Their Christmas appropriate costumes are Snow White and Snow, the rapper.
I got it! Its halloween, and dad dressed up as a Christmas tree!
Since she planned her First Communion at Christmas time, Sis got a swami teen FBI dude to guard her presents while he was ready to take down any and all marauders- as long as they weren’t armed with tacks or broken glass!
That is just too cute…he didn’t ask for socks but he did ask for underware…his sister thought that it was still Halloween!!
This is an actual wedding photo of Elvis and Priscilla.
He had asked for a Nintendo 64 and nothing else. When he realized the Nike jacket and sunglasses were his Christmas presents he knew he had to get back at his parents. He decided to stage a “sit-in” in front of the tree. He would sit there as long as it took to get their attention and make them understand how unmerry he was. As for his sister he still couldn’t get her to understand the difference. You aren’t the “Bride of Frankincense” he kept telling her.
Way before N64, bro. Circa ’90.
I Married the Mob meets Wonder Years – Christmas edition.
I’m guessing this is Christmas morning. Little one got a bride dress up outfit and big bro got aviator glasses and a windbreaker from the grandparents. They snapped the shot to send with a thank you to the grandma and grandpa.
It’s really hard to maintain the ‘badass’ façade with your little sister playing dress-up next to you…
Zing!!!! That was a good one. WIN!!!!
Is he doing yoga?
apparently he should have asked for socks for christmas too
This should be on an album cover.
Oh my goodness, how odd!
why is there a lion on the xmas tree?
haven’t you heard the tale of the lion who helped the three magi on their way to Bethlehem? I actually own a book with it in it. Sad but true.
lion king ornament?
Your biggest concern about this picture is that there is a lion on the tree? Really? As long as its not a real, live lion, I think we need to focus on the real issues here…. lol
It’s the Easter Lion bringing chocolate cabbages to all children….. well it’s SO confusing anyway,may as well continue.
your comment made me lol
I’m guessing they both are wearing what Santa brought them. Sis got a pretend bridal set, and brother got that groovy Nike jacket and shades!
He looks like one of the Beastie Boys! (the early years)
That’s it! Thanks, Rachel.
They wanted the little girl to start thinking ahead. “You don’t want to wait til the last minute, hon.”
This photo is so awesome, I don’t know where to begin. My favorite part may be that the brother is in the lotus position. God, why couldn’t my family have been this awkward?
For Christmas, she got a costume set and he got a pair of Ray-Ban Aviators. Mystery solved!
After meditating for hours in the lotus position, Johnny was able to see his dream vision appear before his bespectacled eyes. His future bride would appear to him at the stroke of midnight on Christmas.
good one! Very creative!
Parents intention: Having the kids pose in front of the tree with gifts they’d asked for…
Big Brother: Ray Bans and a Nike Jacket.
Little Sister: A play Bridal Gown.
Cute idea, but makes for an odd photo.
You nailed it on all three counts. That’s me at about fifteen and my sister at five. I’m glad her friend caught that it got published, they didn’t notify me. And for what it’s worth, I don’t think I was pissed, just “cool” (as judged by me then, not me now).
Favorite. Photo. Ever.
I love the whole story, the picture and the opportunity to peek into other’s minds to see what they are thinking.
Great of you to share. Hope I can find a few of my own family pics.
They’re probably showing off what they got for Christmas. She probably got dress up stuff & he got…um…truck driver stuff?
He sure didn’t get shoes.
Yet another reason why Christmas related decor and music should be held off until Dec. Look at the confusion its bringing on our youth.
He’s wearing the same look I see on my face in old photos where I’m “forced” to pose with my younger sister. “I do not want to be here. I am too cool to have to get my picture taken with this little twit.”
Well guess what, we weren’t so thrilled to have to pose with our moody and mean older siblings!
BAHAHAHA!!! You guys rock!
Congrats on the wedding, handsome couple
I want a Behind The Awkwardness story.
why is the little girl wearing a dress with off the shoulder straps..too mature for a little girl
The fact that it’s off the shoulder is too mature? How about the fact that it’s a WEDDING gown? Anyway, it’s a costume, she’s not wearing it to look appropriate, she’s just playing.
It’s a costume! Lighten up! Geez
I want this to be my Christmas card. Keep ‘em guessing.
McLovin and his little sister!
“Posting #1 on the official list of what not to wear for a Christmas photo.”
Parents who let their kids express their individuality do allow for Awkward Family Photos (like this one) – but they also make healthier kids. More power to these parents!
indeed! the pic just looks like a heck of a happy childhood!
that kid doesn’t look all that happy…
He’s trying to look cool. Just a sittin’ and a chillin’ in front of the Christmas tree.
Were you happy at 12 – 16? It is the right of every teenager to be a pill!
No. But he will be years later, when he grows to appreciate that he was given the space to be miserable/cool when he needed it most.
Completely agree. One heck of a happy childhood.
This pic is of my brother and me; we had incredible parents and AWESOME childhoods, and we’re both professional artists now!
*have* our parents are still alive. I made it sound like they weren’t.
Leftover Halloween costumes???? I’m confused.
Hummmmm…a Christmas tree,a bride and an undercover agent sitting in a yoga pose…mysterious indeed.
Maybe they put their Christmas tree up really early and it was actually Halloween.
are those jean printed sweats?
No, I think they’re sweat print jeans.
if so, I want.
they look like acid wash jeans
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