Christmas

NOel - Behind The Awkwardness

NOel

“My parents were married just after New Years in 1983. The Christmas decorations were still up and the NOEL letters were on the fireplace. My dad doesn’t smile for pictures and you can see my mom trying to get him to at least show some teeth. The best part is that all you can see of NOEL is NO. Pretty fitting for the groom’s expression!”

(submitted by Kelsie)

Centerpiece - Behind The Awkwardness

Centerpiece

“Every year, we made a family Christmas card that involved us acting out a particular theme that we selected for that year. This particular year, we chose to pull from the story of The Grinch.”

(submitted by Martha)

Take Two - Behind The Awkwardness

Take Two

“These two photos are from circa ’85. Though my parents had divorced several years earlier, my father came over to my mom’s house so we could take our Christmas Card pictures. One photo for Dad to send to his friends and family, and a different photo for Mom to send to hers. Dad thought it would be a great idea for me to stick my hand out of frame so as to imply that Mom, or in the other photo, Dad, was standing just outside the shot. I also really like how the background was meticulously chosen over, say, a shrub or maybe a grill. Here we are, um, in our backyard.”

(submitted by Lyzz)

Top 10 Christmas Photos

Too Close For Comfort - Christmas

Too Close For Comfort

This is why Santa always carries an Ottoman.

(submitted by Rachael in New Zealand)

Holiday Gothic - Christmas

Holiday Gothic

There is truth behind every joke.

(via SurlySarah)

Bad Santa 3 - Behind The Awkwardness

Bad Santa 3

“My Mom took my brother, sister and I to the mall to get a “nice” Santa photo taken. When she picked up the photo, she was outraged.”

(submitted by Katrina)

Here We Go Again - Christmas

Here We Go Again

2013

2014

Some things never change.

(submitted by Julie of Juls Megill Photography)

Recreating The Awkwardness - Christmas

Recreating The Awkwardness

(submitted by Steven)

Blue Christmas - Behind The Awkwardness

Blue Christmas

“This is my ex-boyfriend’s family. c.1964. He and his twin brother and sisters and Dad are “enjoying” Santa’s visit. They lived in Red Lodge, Montana in the day, so perhaps a more realistic St. Nick was hard to come by.”

(submitted by Libby)