Listen, the perfect family Christmas photo doesn't exist.
Chances are, at least one obnoxious cousin is trying to give bunny ears, the painfully awkward tween years are effecting another and, no matter how hard you try, you always end up blinking and looking stoned AF because of the flash.
Here's a helpful hint though -- if you invite something worse than all those things into your family photo, then everyone else looks great by comparison!
I mean, check out what is literally the crappiest family Christmas photo ever. Everyone looks pretty good when you take into consideration a dog is pooping center frame.
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While most of us were busy dreaming of a white Christmas, this family probably spent the rest of the evening dreaming about their formerly-white carpet.
This photo demands to be analyzed.
Computer, ENHANCE IMAGE.
Look at the blissfully unaware trio.
Moments before their innocence was ripped from them, captured forever on an iPhone.
Some fear Death poop, others greet Death poop like an old friend.
The pure joy of this woman's face suggests she finds dog poops very entertaining. Or, at the very least, doesn't get along with her relative's political views and thinks they deserve this.
A man proud of his dog for upholding its end of the bargain.
"If you get us out of taking multiple photos this year, I will give you table scraps."
"The pact is sealed. Woof."
This is a very stressful moment for this young girl.
She looks like she's already got a crick in her neck over how much a steam cleaner is going to cost and if she can write it off on her taxes.
Subtly admiring the dog's technique here.
*clap, clap, clap*
This is the face of someone who knows exactly what they are doing.
I think it is safe to say this dog did not receive what he wanted for Christmas.
This family learned a valuable lesson this holiday season.