Merry and Bright
You picked out the matching pajamas or outfits, you've got Santa hats, bows, and reindeer ear accessories, and you even set up your Christmas decorations early and wrapped some presents to set the scene. You're all ready for your family's holiday card photo, but you'll be damned if your kids ever will be. Although the thought of a polished family photo is one most parents dream of, and at one point in their parenting life may even truly believe is attainable, we all know it's a lot more complicated than that; it's nearly impossible to make kids be merry on command.
Whether their kids freaked out on Santa's lap, refused to be happy in clothes that matched their siblings, or just straight-up felt like crying hysterically at absolutely nothing, the following parents admitted defeat and sent their yearly cards out featuring less-than-perfect photos of them and their grumpy kids — and we 100 percent support this for their sanity and our laughs.