It's the most awkward time of the year! Family photos show off the best of the worst festive poses
08:51 GMT, 12 December 2012
Ugly sweaters, lopsided trees and feigned expressions of merriment – what would Christmas be without your very special and uniquely awkward family
The Parental Guidance Awkward Holiday Photo Contest encourages families everywhere to share their nightmare snaps from festive holiday albums.
The competition runs until December 19 and the winner will get goody bags of the popular website's books and board games.
The new comedy Parental Guidance, released on Christmas Day, stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei.
It tells of what happens when traditional grandparents try to run a house full of grandchildren in the absence of workaholic parents at Christmas.
Nightmare before Christmas This Santa may have the suit, but the face mask is just plain terrifying
Jump to it! Another year, another set of ugly sweaters get an airing for the Christmas album
What do you want for Christmas E.T. and Santa pose for a special festive shot
Run, reindeer, run! An interpretation of Rudolph goes disastrously wrong
Creepy Claus: This little girl looks on the verge of tears when it comes to posing with a Santa mannequin in front of the tree
Going for the turkey It's a country-style Christmas for this group of father and sons
A checkered past: A family album shot to look back on fondly
Precious family time: The young ones gather to show their joy for happy holidays
Christmas surprise: But just who is behind the festive table cloth
VIDEO: Prepare to cringe your way though a compilation of the 'best'!…
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