'Tis the Season for Awkward Family Photos

Left: Umm yep, that's a goat in her lap. Right: Chosen background - a galaxy far, far away.

Left: Bahaaahaaa Right: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Left: Sure, posing in a mushroom sounds like a great idea... Right: Run, kids! Ruunnnnnn!

Left: This family goes through A LOT of Aquanet. Right: Dear little girl, don't worry, perms fade over time and eventually you'll get to make your own decisions.

Remember: if you want a decent family picture this holiday season, don't wear a weird sweater, don't pose with an animal, and dear god, don't tease your hair.

Photos found on the most awesome Pinterest pinboard ever, Martina Strong's Awkward Family Photos, or via AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.