Pictures: Funny Awkward Family Christmas Photos

| by Michael Allen

Awkwardfamilyphotos.com has become an online phenomenon after being set up by childhood friends Mike Bender and Dough Chernack.

They were inspired by the cringe-worthy family pics hanging around their own homes and decided to offer a safe place for others to show their nightmare Kodak moments.

The market in awkward family photos has become so popular that there are now several books available, including awkward pet photos, a board game, t-shirts and mugs.

And the now their 2012 calendar makes an ideal Christmas gift. here are some of the pictures from it below.