Around this time of year, we find ourselves trolling the stock photo sites for the perfect holiday photo to spice up our various marketing pieces. But we must be honest when we tell you the results aren’t always sugar plums and gum drops.

Here are the best of the worst and some of the what were they thinking stock photos for you to enjoy this holiday season!

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Holiday Wreath is the new hat!


Surfs up Santa baby!


This cow is giving us some mad Blue Steel vibes.


Dressed from head to toe in holiday cheer?


How do you even see?


I always wondered how animals spent the holidays…

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He’s waited an eternity for the holidays to get here!


Why decorate a tree when you have a beard.


Do you think he picked out these glasses himself?


Mimes really know how to celebrate the joys of the season!

We hope you enjoyed these unique holiday stock photos – we sure did. We’d like to take this time to wish you a very Happy Holidays from the entire Idea team!