December 2, 2014 11:50 AM EST

Twitter users are mocking the 2014 holiday card from Tony Blair and his wife Cherie, tweeting that the expression on his face is “terrifying/the stuff of nightmares” and looks “strained.” Snarky remarks are tagged with the hashtag #tonyblairchristmas:

Never pose for a Xmas card during a proctology appointment: #tonyblairchristmascard

— Ben Milne (@benmilne) December 2, 2014

And the parade of memes features parodies of…

that episode of Friends…

It may have been pointed out already, but the Tony Blair Christmas card reminds me of this.

— karyn (@karynmoyn) December 1, 2014

Grant Wood’s American Gothic…

Although if we're honest, the Blair's Christmas card is still better than last year's effort

— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) December 1, 2014

The Demon Headmaster (book and TV series)…

Is it just me or does Tony Blair resemble The Demon Headmaster in his new 2014 Christmas Card?

— Lucy Wood (@WheeledWonder_) December 1, 2014

A belated Halloween card…

And a typical face swap meme:


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