Australian Christmas Pictures
A photographer has taken the iconic image of the annual festive family photo and put her own Australian twist on it.
Swapping the pine tree and snow backdrop for the beach and a surfboard, Jade Dawson has developed her own unique Christmas card backdrop.
The photographer from Belmont North, NSW, even dresses Santa in red and white shorts and a wide brim straw hat for her exhibit.
But it's not always a picture perfect experience - sometimes parents can't get their kids to sit still, stop crying or even crack a smile.
Ms Dawson of JadyBug Photography loves the photographs where things don't go to plan and so too do parents.
She's captured a dog urinating on a Christmas tree, children screaming, crying and even throwing sand.
'Everyone says don't work with animals or children, and sometimes I work with both!' Ms Dawson told Daily Mail Australia.
'Christmas and Santa are always thought of in a Winter setting but I wanted to do something more Oz than normal.
'I wanted him to still be Santa but with a summer twist.'
The not-so-happy occasions are the ones Ms Dawson loves and she has supplied Daily Mail Australia with the best blunder photographs from this year.
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Santa has his hands full with a screaming child and is oblivious to the dog urinating on the Christmas tree
Santa and an upset little boy have a stand-off at either end of the bench
Six children is a little too much for this Santa as he struggles to control them all and get them to pose for the camera
This young girl has been given a fright by the look of the summer themed Santa as she screaming in her arms
Despite wearing a pretty dress the curly-haired girl isn't happy about having to sit on Santa's knee and is just screaming for mum
Another crying child who isn't willing to sit on Santa's knee for the photo opportunity
The two brothers in this image are almost angelic but their younger sister isn't happy about sitting still for the photo