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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie kicked off the holiday season with a Christmas card some Twitter users were calling "fabulously awkward," "terrifying" and "the stuff of nightmares."

"The strange thing about Tony Blair's Christmas card is how the teeth seem to follow you round the room" Twitter user Carl Maxim joked.

A spokeswoman for Tony Blair's office confirmed to NBC News that the card was "sent to friends and colleagues." She added the politician's office has not published it or posted it online, "but clearly a recipient has."

— Emmanuelle Saliba