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VC Andrews Novel Comes to Life

“My mother did a glamour photo shoot for my father as a Christmas gift one year and took me along for the ride. I will never forget this day and I am curious as to what really went through my father’s head when he received the portfolio of pictures this day produced. This is one of the better ones.”

(submitted by Dina)

High Tide

“My friend’s family Christmas picture. If you’re going to be standing in water, wouldn’t you bring shorts?”

(submitted by S.)

Ant Man

“This portrait was taken at my family’s 2010 Christmas celebration, when we gathered from all over the USA. The guy in the ant costume is my husband. Respecting the industriousness and work ethic of the European Wood Ant, he believes everyone should emulate ants for the forthcoming year. He is the only person I know who celebrates this way.”

(submitted by Nan)

11 Creative, Hilarious Christmas Cards

Two Canadian couples have made a tradition of sending over-the-top awkward Christmas photos to their families and friends. Camilla Singh & Walter Willems, and Robyn & Mark...

Side Eyes

“This was a photo from the 1970s of my parents, aunts, uncles, and little sister. All wearing flannel, all looking off to the side except for one of us.”

(submitted by Steve)

White Christmas

“This is my children’s first Christmas photo.”

(via source and Lauren Ashley Photography)

Thirtysomething

“I┬ádon’t know what’s more awkward–how much I look like a boy, my Mom’s giant glasses, or Dad’s hideous sweater.”

(submitted by Sam)

You Can’t Even Tell

“Our Christmas card in 2007. Stephanie is Photoshopped in, as she was in Peru.”

(submitted by Amanda)

‘Tis The Season For Creativity

“Every year I force my kids to take a non-traditional holiday photo. Thankfully my husband, who is a photographer, goes along with my crazy ideas. We are originally from California and just moved to Texas, so this year’s photo had to represent that.”

(submitted by Nicole)

Merry Gothmas

“This photo is from the year my family got a German Shepherd puppy and more importantly the year I discovered the deep darkness of the soul and Bauhaus. My mom got a coupon for a free family/pet photo from the local Petco and dragged us there for our family Christmas card photo. Since it was free we didn’t get to pick which photo we got, so even though I smiled for like a dozen shots THIS was the one they sent us, probably because the teenager working the booth found it as funny as I do now. I got in so much trouble for it at the time, but I had totally forgotten about it until this season when my mom found it and sent it to me. Luckily she finds it funny now, but I guess since I never stopped wearing all black or listening to music performed by morose skeletons, she has had 20 years to get used to it.”

(submitted by Nikol)