Parenting

30 Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Card Outtakes

12/11/2014 11:02am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

Sending out holiday cards is a tradition that dates back to the Stone Age, when the cavemen painted "Ho Ho Ho, Bro" onto their cave walls (probably). Since then, the custom has taken many forms -- now, some families even send their wishes via YouTube parodies -- but there's one thing most people can count on: kids won't completely cooperate as planned. Just ask this dad, whose son kicked him in the balls during their holiday card shoot and then ran "maniacally" away, according to mom:

holiday outtake dad

We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share photos of their funniest holiday card outtakes, and the submissions act as proof that putting a baby or toddler in front of a "JOY" sign does not prevent tantrums. Oh, the irony.

1
Joy
Jennifer Pontes Johnson/Facebook
2
!@#! This
Tricia Maze/Facebook
3
Get This Baby Off Me
Holly Korpics Nemath/Facebook
4
Stop Crying Santa
Erin Wood/Facebook
5
Schadenfreude
Lisa Newman Crosley/Facebook
6
What Camera?
Jen Breen Regan/Facebook
7
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Sabrina Krone/Facebook
8
No More Photos
Jordyn Donnellon/Facebook
9
Over It
Mandy Bredeson Reckward/Facebook
10
I Need To Free
Carrie Kizuka/Facebook
11
Let Me Just Get My Booger
Alison Chrun/Facebook
12
I Want To Play
Robyn Mccord-Dominguez/Facebook
13
NO MORE
Breanna Rush/Facebook
14
Photobomb
Sarah Hug/Facebook
15
I Win
Beryth Hammell/Facebook
16
Why Are We Holding These Giant Letters
Jana Garbutt Roy/Facebook
17
This Book Is Terrible
Elizabeth Allen-Crane/Facebook
18
It's Too Late
Kristen Hillger/Facebook
19
I'm A Dog
Tammie Stoker Shoemaker/Facebook
20
Hooray
Allison Baldoni/Facebook
21
I Hate This Sweater
Catharine Milner/Facebook
22
Christmas Ruined
Athena Abood Brown/Facebook
23
YES!
Angelica Suarez/Facebook
24
Must Climb
Holly Hackbarth/Facebook
25
😙
Jake Heather Wilson Meyer/Facebook
26
😂
Ketacha Maragh/Facebook
27
👶 👶
Pam Morton Brannick/Facebook
28
OMG
Sarah Shugarts/Facebook
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