Christmas

Dog Days - Christmas

Dog Days

“From a series of Christmas photos of my family and me, taken by my oldest daughter’s boyfriend. We were all wearing our San Francisco Giants World Series holiday shirts. As most family photoshoots go during the holidays, my daughter was in a highly anxious mode and later she worked out her frustrations in Photoshop. That’s the face of one of our dogs. She posted it on Facebook wishing everyone ‘Happy Holidays from the Rodriguez Family!'”

(submitted by Kathy)

Returning Fire - Christmas

Returning Fire

“This is a Christmas photo shoot of my three boys, then ages two, four, and six. They were supposed to be posing around that box, which was a place holder for their soon-to-be-born sister (the photographer was going to Photoshop her in after she was born). We were trying to get the boys to look at the box in awe, but they didn’t understand. Then one of my sons found a crabapple and threw it right at the photographer…”

(submitted by Liana) 

The Brother Takedown - Babies

The Brother Takedown

“These are my sweet babies, ages 2 and 4. Can you feel the love? Her face looks so sweet, yet she is being so mean at the same time. This was taken for their Christmas photo shoot.”

(submitted by Erin)  

Two Sides of Dad - Christmas

Two Sides of Dad

“This is the photo my Grandmother sent out as her X-mas card in the early 70s. She didn’t like my Dad’s not-smiling face so she cut out one from a different picture, pasted it in place and sent it to the printers. Note the glue on my Dad’s face where Grandma had attempted to affix the smiling face before it shifted during printing. Still one of the funniest things ever sent to more than 200 friends and family.”

(submitted by Karrie)

Nightmare Before Christmas - Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas

“This was our family Christmas card. Trust me there are many more gems like this one. As we finished Thanksgiving dinner, we all dreaded the coming family photo, to embarrass us for many more generations. The things that some mothers do to their children border on child abuse.”

(submitted by Andrew)

Bottomless Christmas - Christmas

Bottomless Christmas

“This is my family’s Christmas photo in 2005. I’m not sure why my dad and brother would not put on pants.”

(submitted by Molly)

Worst Gift Ever - Behind The Awkwardness

Worst Gift Ever

“In 1988 I thought I was going to get a computer from mum and dad for Christmas, but instead I got a giant framed picture of myself as the page boy at my sister’s wedding.”

(submitted by Jerry in Australia)

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Trading Places

“My husband couldn’t make it to the family portrait photo shoot. Rather than cancel, I brought a “replacement”. This is what went in all our Christmas cards. My husband’s family was not amused and he wouldn’t talk to me for days.”

(submitted by Loretta)