We Wish You a Merry Cringemas: 15 Awfully Humorous Holiday Pet Photos

There are few things more entertaining than laughing at terribly awkward family photos – especially those with pets involved. Luckily, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for those of us who enjoy the practice.

Why? Because the holidays always seem to provide a treasure trove of pictures featuring people posing with their pets, of course. We’ve even gathered up some of the best to share with you and your friends. Enjoy!

Cats’ Pajamas

Cats in Pajamas
Awkward Family Photos

Ah yes, it’s a photo studio classic: posing in pajamas with cats (also in pajamas). This couple truly wins at the Christmas card game.

Dapper Cats

A Man and his Cats
TeamJimmyJoe

Or wait, no – this guy wins. We’ve heard the theories about cats looking like their owners and vice versa – all this cat’s missing is glasses and a cheesy grin. We’re not sure what the cat on the right thinks of this little photo shoot though.

World’s Best Dog Dad

World's Best Dad
Awkward Family Photos

Even on the sweatshirt, the dog has that look of desperation. We can only assume the pup is thinking “please send help.”

Home for Christmas

Astro Chimp
Awkward Family Photos

We’re not really sure what’s going on here, but that monkey is definitely happy to be home from space.

Christmas Primate

Chrustmas Primate
Awkward Family Photos

Ok, for real, what’s the deal with monkeys at Christmastime?

The Holy Nativity

Nativity
Awkward Family Photos

All we can say is the look on baby Jesus’s face is absolutely priceless.

Fashionably Furry

Furry Holiday
Awkward Family Photos

Who can guess which one’s named Muffy?

Matching Sweaters

Matching Sweaters
Awkward Family Photos

We have to know where they found those sweaters…

Christmas is About Togetherness

Dog Love
Awkward Family Photos

Ok, woah, too much togetherness. Too much. Down boy.

Fondue by the Fireplace

Fondue by the Fireplace
TeamJimmyJoe

Those boots, the matching turtlenecks, the roaring fire, fondue, wine and a cat that’s also in a turtleneck? How could anyone top this truly inspired photo? It’s not possible.

Opossum Kisses

Kissing Opossum
Awkward Family Photos

How cute, there must be some mistletoe right outside the frame.

Red, White, and Merry

Red & White Family Portrait
Awkward Family Photos

Wait… That’s not a dog.

Balancing Act

Bale Family Holiday Card
Bale Family Holiday Card (HoHumCards)

The Bale family is famous for their fabulous yearly Christmas cards, but this is next level. Look how strong that dog is!

Cat People

Cat People
Awkward Family Photos

Fluffy looks absolutely thrilled to be part of this festive holiday photo shoot.

Holiday Hamster

Xmas Hamster
Awkward Family Photos

“But I asked for a puppy…”