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Holiday cards are a great tradition. Usually, they contain a nice picture of a family from a past vacation or a photo from a professional shoot, but sometimes people get a little extra. From adding their exotic family pets to wearing strange costumes, you never know what you are going to get. We have compiled a list of the funniest and most bizarre holiday cards just in time for you to compare them to the ones waiting in the mail. Seasons greetings and enjoy!
This family decided to make sure the family dog didn't feel left out during the holidays.
In this family, if one of them suffers, they all suffer together. That's what the holidays are all about, right?
Run, run, run as fast as you can, you'll never catch us, we're the Gingerbread family.
Idea: 10/10 Execution 3/10
When you get a spray tan and instead of looking freshly sunkissed, you look more like an oompa loompa.
Lesson learned, never get a spray tan the day you are taking your holiday photo.
What do you get when you take a cheetah attacking an atelope, snowfakes, and a desert background?
You get the perfect holiday card of course! Who would ever think this was a bad idea??
This family must have been trying ot kill two birds with one stone. It was an easy way to save money during the holiday season.
If you look close enough, they are even promoting the family business. Is that killing three birds with one stone?
Out of all the photoshopped cards, this one has to be the best.
If you listen hard enough you can almost hear them singing.
Lady Gaga's line of childrens suits came out just in time for holiday photos.
What is one years christmas card outfit, is next years halloween costume.
What's better than having a baby goat in your Christmas card?
Nothing. Nothing is better than a baby goat wearing a Santa hat. Just ignore every other part of the picture.
Holiday sweaters? Check. Pets? Check. Children? Sort of.
Sometimes a grown man just wants to hangout with his dog and baby doll, and there is nothing wrong with that, right?
When your cat is the light of your life and the only family you need.
At least this cat seems like it is ok with participating in this photo.
Some children love Santa, while others clearly do not feel the same.
He must really not be a fan of weird old men who dress up in red costumes and a beard in the middle of shopping malls.
When you can't get your dog and cat to sit for a nice photo, just photoshop in their floating heads.
Let's also take a minute to appreciate their fabulous color coordination. It is a true talent to find a shade of green that unique.
Nativity scenes are a classic religious staple for Christmas, so why not ruin it by adding your dog.
Some people love their dogs as much as if they were baby Jesus.
Something is strange about this photo. Oh, it must be the giant babies and tiny adults.
Some internet trends should stay within snapchat or instagram, and not used for holiday cards.
This is how every Christmas horror movie starts.
Don't turn around or you may be put on the naughty list.
When everyone around you seems to have their lives together. They are getting married or having children, and then there's you.
It's ok, it's better to be the fun single aunt in our opinion.
"Don't you dare make me wear this hat and beard."
When your owner forces you to wear a silly costume and take a horrible picture. The struggle is real.
"Really dad, the Heisman Pose?"
When you want good presents, you have to be nice all year long. That includes going along with the lame holiday card photoshoot.
Thirty-three dogs. Yes, you read that correctly, that's 33 dogs.
Everyone loves a furry friend, but when does it become too many. Thirty-three, that's when you have too many.
"Mom, put some clothes on..."
Why she chose to wear a latex mini dress and a garter for the family holiday card is a mystery that may never be solved.
Their mix tape is dropping this holiday season.
Listen to your favorite hits including "Santa Wrap" and "Christmas in da Hood".
This holiday card raises so many questions. Where do we start?
Who picked these outfits? Why are they posing in front of a cactus? When was this taken, and where are they now?
It's nice to get the family together around the holidays and some much needed quality time.
Let's be honest, this is what most families look like throughout the year so why pretend for the holidays.
What's better than sitting on a pile of presents for the family photo? Wearing them, obviously.
Top it off with a couple of bows and Santa hats, and you have the most awkward yet adorable card.
Santa's reindeer were in high demand this year, so this family had to improvise.
Unfortunately, it just came out looking super awkward and suggestive.
Everyone loves the classic little elf you hide around the house.
It may be easier to find when the elves are full sized people.
Look here ladies, these lovely gentlemen are getting you something even better than jewelry or clothing for the holidays.
Instead, you get to have this photo to question all your life choices that lead you to dating one of them.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. That includes the family pets, reptiles and dogs alike.
If you look deep in Santa's eyes you can see the fear in his soul. Also, how did they carry these through the mall?
When you have one too many cookies and glasses of eggnog.
Years from now he will look back at this, laugh, and still be eating too many cookies.
When you are feeling lonely during the holidays have no fear, you can just photoshop yourself to be your own group of friends.
It looks like he knows how to throw a fun tree lighting party. After seeing this, more people will want to come next year.
When you tell your sibling to do something stupid and they actually do it.
Clearly someone is not making Snata's good list this year.
They say, "a family that texts together stays together."
Maybe they have a groupchat to talk about how awkward their photo is going to turn out.
A cute and classic idea that went horribly wrong when it came time to dress dad.
Who thought it would be a good idea to dress this grown adult man in a full body spandex suit? His facial expression does not help the situation.
2013 was a bad year for holiday cards clearly.
When are people going to learn that dads and spandex just don't mix.
It is hard to tell if the children knew this would be the final outcome.
They look way too happy to know they will be turned into giant ornaments.
It seems like it is pretty obvious that it's winter due to the snow and the giant snowman.
I guess you stop feeling cold after finishing a 30-pack of beer before taking your holiday card picture.
Sometimes you need to think outside of the box or inside the snow globe for a great idea.
Sadly, this was not it. Great effort and acting on their part though.
It seems rudolph retired and made a couple of female friends.
Hopefully he is having a happy holiday season.
How do you spice up your holiday card this year? Add a monkey of course!
Why is the monkey wearing a dress? Where did she get a monkey in the first place? We need answers.
Why is Santa always blaming his problems on his elves.
He sneaks into houses, and steals cookies while people are sleeping. You can't blame that on all the elves.