Nifty·Posted on Dec 20, 2013The 17 Parents You Meet At ChristmasThey're even weirder than normal this time of year.by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The Sweater Pusher Regency / 20th Century Fox / Via stylelist.com They're the only one in their family who thinks matching sweaters are a good idea, but they get their way by continually nagging, "Where's your holiday spirit?" 2. The Early Shopper Flickr: captainkirt They finished their shopping in July, and take glee in snarking on anyone who still has shopping left to do. 3. The Exhibitor Flickr: thesussman They insist on playing holiday movies around the clock, and won't let their kids open presents until they've sat through all 135 minutes of It's A Wonderful Life. 4. The Last Minute Shopper Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 20th Century Fox / Via youtube.com They complain about how busy they are at work to explain why they only got to the mall half an hour before closing on Christmas Eve. 5. The Santa Hater HBO / Via popcrunch.com They like to say, "You can't spell 'Santa' without 'Satan,'" and constantly remind everyone the real focus of the season should be on celebrating Jesus' birthday. 6. The Clark Griswold Wannabe Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. / Via jonathandallen.com They spend an entire weekend putting lights over every inch of their house, and are so proud of their work they won't take it down until February. 7. The Cookie Monster StockLite / shutterstock.com They can't let a single day of December go by without whipping up a fresh batch of gingerbread men, sugar cookies, shortbread, macaroons... 8. The At-Home Santa Flickr: glutnix They insist on dressing up as Santa even though they're more likely to traumatize their kids than thrill them. 9. The "War On Christmas" Believer Fox / Via reddit.com They respond to every "Happy Holidays" with a hearty, "And a Merry Christmas to you too!" 10. The Elf On The Shelf Enthusiast iheartnaptime.net They spend hours each night putting their elf into incredible scenarios to amaze their kids (and post on the Internet). 11. The Elf Objector Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF MTV / Via antimatter-camerlengo.blogspot.com They do not have time for that elf (or at least they say they don't). 12. The Photographer Flickr: camknows They must capture every single moment of the holiday on their digital camera, and are convinced that no one else has ever thought of this shot in an ornament. 13. The Dream Maker Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via persephonemagazine.com They will stop at absolutely nothing to make sure their kids create perfect memories and have the BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER! 14. The George Washington Flickr: imelda They think it's bad parenting to lie about Santa, and diligently remind their kids every chance they get that Santa is a myth. 15. The Egg Nog Drinker Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via imgur.com They don't really like the taste of egg nog, but they like the way it makes them feel when the in-laws are over. 16. The Door to Door Caroler wordpress.com They think it's a blast to go to the neighbor's house and sing an off-key version of "Jingle Bells" in front of the girl their son is crushing on. 17. The Christmas Card Sender happyplace.someecards.com They spend the whole year thinking up the "funniest" Christmas card idea to send to everyone they've ever met. Don't worry, kids... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Christmas will be over before you know it.