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There's nothing more cringe-worthy than an awkward family Christmas card, especially when festive jumpers are thrown into the mix.
Unless, of course, the 'family' is actually a pack of seventeen sausage dogs - in which case we'd be keeping the card on the mantelpiece all year round.
This was the case for the friends and family of 20-year-old Liam Beach, who decided to dress his dogs in their very own Christmas cardies in the run-up to the holiday season and pose his puppy possy for a photoshoot.
Liam is the lucky owner of Buster, Daisy, Ziggy, Wallie, Zac, Bonnie, Saffie, Duke, Diamond, Ruby, Kizzy, Sammy, Kansy, Kiki, Lottie, Benji and Dudley (phew), who were all on their best behaviour as they posed on his stairs.
He said: "I have done Christmas pictures of the dogs previously dressed up for Xmas on the sofa and thought I need to top them so thought I'd do it on the stairs this year.
"I thought that's a challenge, so I had to go one better to prove people wrong with the dogs all dressed up ready for Christmas and I thought it would be funny to see them all dressed up in their little outfits."
That said, it took a fair few attempts before he could get them all in the right position before capturing the perfect snap - that's a lot of doggos to get in one place, after all.
He added: "It took about 45 minutes to get the picture because when the dogs were dressed in their outfits they thought it was time to go walking and all went crazy running around the house.
"So, I had to calm them down before putting them on the stairs. Once they were on the stairs it took ten minutes to get the picture using a squeaky ball and a bag of treats this time around.
"It was a harder picture to get this year because they thought it was walkies. After a while on the stairs with their jumpers on they began to fall asleep so I had to work hard at keeping them awake and looking at the camera."
Oh, to be a fly on the wall as Liam scrambled to get his sausage dogs in line. But he got there in the end, resulting in a strong contender for best festive photo of 2019. Safe to say his family and friends were overjoyed with the puppy portrait.
Liam said: "People are absolutely loving the picture, commenting how amazing it is and how they are envious of me and that I am lucky having so many."
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