Awkward Santa photos that will certainly make the 21st party
IT'S a worry all parents have - will the kids behave for Santa this year? - but sometimes a tantrum can turn into a long-lasting gem for the photo album.
Whether it be bursting into tears, ripping off Santa's beard or giving him back problems from climbing all over him, children are a common cause of the awkward family Christmas snap.
When the Daily asked readers to share their family photo gems we received some hilarious snapshots, some of which our readers would rather forget.
For two years running Coolum woman Amanda Janssen has taken home nightmare photos after her son Jack burst into tears on Santa's lap.
"He just hates Santa. When we're in line he's fine but as soon as we get within a metre he loses it," she said.
"I don't know what it is about Santa that has him so terrified.''
Ms Janssen said she would try for a new photo next year.
"It's good to look back on them, I'd like to collect some and share them on his 21st birthday."
Unruly pets also featured heavily in awkward photos.
French bulldog breeder Samantha Maher, of Gympie, said she often received hilarious family photos featuring what's possibly the "most awkward'' looking dog breed out there.
Ms Maher shared a snapshot of Sydney Swans star Sam Reid and his girlfriend Kimberly posing for their annual Santa photo with frenchies Frankie and Alfie.
"Everyone who buys my puppies sends me their Christmas photos," she said.
Ms Maher said she had kept in touch with Reid and the family since they took the dogs home two years ago.
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