15 Awkward Christmas Card Fails That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Probably Blush

'Tis the season to start sending out holiday cards. 'Tis also the season to make sure you don't go overboard when making yours. I know — what could go wrong when you're snapping that family pic and tagging on a cheerful "Happy Holidays" note? Apparently, quite a few things. Here's what I've learned from collecting up some of the best Christmas card fails of all time: say no to hot tubs, don't go overboard with the coordinating costumes, and most importantly, keep your clothes on. And you thought your Christmas card from last year was bad? Yup, you're in for a treat.

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Merry Christmas

No clothes, no problem. Happy holidays.

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The Nativity Scene

Just don’t drop the angel, Dad.

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Catty Christmas

Cats and sweaters apparently don’t mix well.

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Lots of Lovin'

There’s waaaaay too much happening here.

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Proud Pet Parents

World’s Best Dad. World’s Worst Christmas Card.

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Bundles of Joy

Christmas cheer… it’s contagious.

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3D Christmas

Everything looks better through Christmas-tinted glasses… or something.

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Christmas Scene

We all know who’s the star of this card.

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Wrecking Ball Ornaments

They came in like a wrecking ball.

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Hot Tubbers

Hot tubs don’t belong in Christmas cards. Fact.

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Up, Up, And Away

The North Pole awaits.

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A Lot Going On

Christmas card and pregnancy announcement, all in one!

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Hot Tubbers Part 2

Again with the hot tub. The holly’s not helping.

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Daddy Diaper

Adults in diapers… never a good thing.

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A Very Snuggie Christmas

In case you’re looking for ideas for next year’s holiday card…

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