In honour of the upcoming UK film release of Why Him, featuring dreamboat James Franco and the hilarious Bryan Cranston, we reflect on the six types of guys our parents really don’t want us to bring home this Christmas. From the bad boy to the smooth operator, there's a male trope for every taste.
Sure, they may be handsome, but it doesn't mean they're welcome. Here are the dinner guests your friends and family will wish you left at home.
MR BAD BOY
'Why him?': He turns up to lunch an hour-and-a-half late and doesn’t even apologise. He flippantly answers your favourite aunt’s questions about his background and rudely leaves the table before dessert. You go to find him to remind him how important it is that today goes well, but before you know it, your brother’s walking in on you and tatted-up Bad Boy in a, shall we say, fairly compromising situation.
As you sheepishly return to the table, your none-the-wiser parents give him one last chance by asking him about his typical Christmas tradition. He goes on a 10-minute rant about the hypocrisy of Christmas and it’s in this moment you know he won't be here next Christmas.
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