Awkward Embarrassing Family Photos That Should've Stayed Hidden

By Sarah Norman | December 13, 2023

Tinsel-Tastic Time Warp: A '70s Christmas Extravaganza

Getting your family together is a hassle regardless of whether you're trying to take a swell portrait, a photo for a Christmas card, or some good ol' fashioned prom snapshots. There are some people who are adept at taking good pictures, but most of us just wind up taking cringeworthy shots that we'd rather hide in a drawer than show the world.

Today, we can take a million pictures to find the right one, but in the Groovy era you had one chance to get the perfect shot. If it didn't work you were stuck with a super cringe photo until the next time you tried to get everyone together. The following photos show exactly what can go wrong when you try to take a family photo.

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This room is a whirlwind of metallic glimmer, and you half-expect the tinsel to break into a groovy dance routine any moment. It's a tinsel-covered spectacle that captures the very essence of '70s holiday exuberance.

Feet in the clouds

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It's not easy to decorate an entire prom, especially in the Groovy era when you couldn't just order a bunch of stuff off of Amazon and bingo bango have a prom theme in the box. It's still a little sad that someone just threw a bunch of cotton on the ground to try and make it look like the kids were walking on clouds. It's a great concept but there's no way that people weren't tripping over the "clouds" all night long while getting their disco on.