Bad Santas with ghostly faces, matching Christmas jumpers and the whole family naked in the living room, these photographs are definitely on the naughty list. It's the most wonderful time of the year - captured in the most awful and awkward way possible. Some went even further, dropping the swimming trunks and bikinis, favouring a fig leaf - instead of mistletoe - to cover their modesty in saucy family shots. Others covered up in the retro-styled Christmas sweaters that are all the rage at the moment but some of these festive frights are more suited to Halloween. Although even the worst woollen wear can't match one family's own tie-dye fashion disaster. The smile on children's faces at Christmas often makes the months of work that parents put in to finding the perfect present all worth it.
By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline. From wrapping your arms around the cousins you only see once a year, to posing in the itchy jumper knitted by your granny, we've all had an awkward family photo or two. But these snaps, ed to AwkwardFamilyPhotos.
One set of photos shows a couple pulling up their jumpers and pushing their post-lunch Christmas stomachs out to touch each other. In another, a family forewent clothes altogether and posed naked with just their presents covering up their modesty.
Here, F looks at the strangest and most cringe-worthy photos ed by users from around the world, from children dressed as celebrities to a couple who matched with their Labrador Post lunch snap! This couple rolled up their jumpers and posed stomach-to-stomach in this awkward pic.
The gift of family! These people all dressed up as presents - complete with bows - for their family snap. Matching family! This couple showed their dog it's no 'cone of shame' as they matched their pooch on Christmas morning. Say cheese! This family took their kit off and covered up with presents as they posed in front of the Christmas tree.
While this child was excited to sit on Santa's lap, his balloon was in a very awkward shape. Gothic Santa! This group of friends didn't look very pleased to be posing with Father Christas at a shopping centre. Frosty the snow-family! This group all posed as snowmen, complete with scarves and bobble hats for their family shot. Star wars!
This family posed with famous character cardboard cut outs to look like an intergalactic family. Clowning around! These kids looked completely at ease as they posed with Santa - and a creepy looking clown.
While matching pyjamas on Christmas morning might be normal for most, this Dad appeared to pose in his underwear while the rest of the family matched. This family all dressed up in garish nighwear, with babies and parents matching alike. This man posed with his pet dog, and a toy baby doll, in Christmas jumpers for his festive snaps. It was the flash! This family, all in matching Christmas jumpers, all had their eyes closed for their December 25th picture.
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This little girl seemed upset on Christmas morning, while she adorned her best festive gear. World's best dog dad! This photo shows a man in a world's best dad jumper - but it refers to his adorable pooch not. Don't catch a cold! This family braved just wearing shorts as they posed in the snow with a giant snowman. Rocking Robin! This family posed with their dog, and several birds for their Christmas shot. Tinsel town! This family wore white jumpers and jeans as they posed in silver presents for Christmas.
Bells are ringing! This family opted for green as they pretended to be a tree in tinsel for their family photo.
Cold hard cash! This man posed with a baby and held cash bills for his festive family photo. A shady Christmas! This family donned matching sunglasses and suspenders for their Christmas shot. We're all the present you need! One family donned giant Christmas present to pose for a Christmas shot. Scary Santa! This little girl was scared by Father Christmas as she sat on his lap at Christmas time.
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This man stripped bare as the family posed in front of him in front of the fire place on Christmas day. All by myself! This man stripped down to his boxers as he stood next to his tree on Christmas morning. Wedding bells! These children looked as if they were getting married on Christmas morning. Family time! This group dressed up as famous people, including musicians and sports stars, on Christmas day. Emo Christmas! This family had a dark take on Christmas as they wore all black and dressed up in Naked family christmas make-up.
Perfect for a Christmas morning swim! These children posed in swimwear while their parents were fully dressed. In the Grotto! This family all posed as Elvis for their festive photo, and they even photosopped themsselves on Santa's lap. Coal in the stocking! This family looked very unimpressed with one another as the took a Chrsitmas morning photo. The family tree! This group made their own human tree by wrapping themselves up in green paper and tinsel. All in the house! This family wore Christmas hats and poked their head through the door in this festive snap. This family didn't' know where to look as couples posed in the background in render embraces.
Sibling rivalry! These sisters did not want to share as they fought over presents on Christmas morning. Not much Joy here! This family ironically posed with the letters 'J-O-Y' but they cried tears at the same time. Bad Santa! This shopping centre Father Christmas had a black eye as he posed with children.
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Happy Holidays! This Dad matched his son, who both appeared to be dressed as cupid, in this awkward festive shot. This woman wrapped lights around her and posed in her underwear for her Christmas photos. Can't see the wood for the trees! This family donned Christmas tree get-up to pose on in the forest. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.