28/12/2012 05:34 GMT

Instagram's Best Christmas 2012 Pictures: Snowy Scenes To Festive Nudity And One Direction

The tinsel is tousled and it's bare again beneath the tree, but despite the droopy decorations there's still family gatherings, cracker pulling and preparations to be made for New Year's Eve.

And where else to revive ye olde Christmas spirit but in the annuls of Instagram? Houses animated with the warm glow of festive tidings and of course, photo filters .

Huffington Post UK has trawled through Instagram's finest festive snappers to bring you Christmas shots that will inspire you afresh.

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