Have An Awkward Christmas! 12 Cringe-Worthy Family Christmas Photos For The 12 Days Of Christmas

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Dec. 14 2014, Updated 7:43 a.m. ET

Getting together with the family at Christmas is supposed to be the most joyous time of year — but let’s face it, Christmas with the family can be pretty awkward, too. But if you’re dreading this year’s awkward family gathering over the holidays, fear not! Your helpful friends at The Inquisitr are here to make you feel better.

Thanks to the impresarios of awkwardness at the popular and hilarious site, Awkward Family Photos, we’ve compiled 12 of the most painfully cringe-worthy family holiday snapshots we could find; ranging from inappropriate states of undress to ill-conceived outfits to just plain bizarre Christmas cards and various other examples of holiday season awkwardness — all just to let you know, you are not alone.

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Earlier, The Inquisitr brought you a series of photos designed to alleviate family embarrassment in any situation, but this set is tailored especially for the holiday season. So in honor of the 12 days of Christmas, here are 12 of the most awkward family Christmas photos that’ll ever make you grateful for your own family.

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12. Be honest, you know the feeling…

11. How much film was wasted trying to get the angle of the towel just right?

10. We get it — you’re the most popular family ever. Do you have to rub it in?

9. Spreading joy and good cheer, from our family to yours…

8. Aawww, how sweet! You shouldn’t have…

7. So Santa’s a little hung over. So what?

6. Hey, it was the ’90s.

5. A Mr. Coffee machine. A black-and-white portable TV. C’mon, kid, cheer up!

4. Ho, ho — uh, ho?

3. Two of the three people in this photo are really happy it’s Christmas.

2. There are a lot of great things about this photo, but the naked guy’s mustache may be the greatest thing ever.

1. And this one pretty much sums it up…

Tell us about your most awkward Christmas experience.

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