12/23/2013 07:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Celebrity Christmas Cards That Prove Stars Are Only A Little Like Us

Christmas cards are meant to wish loved ones a happy holiday season, or so they say. More realistically, the tradition is an attempt for families to prove to everyone in their contact book that they are still living and their kids have turned out prettier than expected.

Either way, celebrity family cards often end up a little too over-the-top, kitschy, or just plain bizarre. The world is looking for a spectacle, after all. The results are a range scaling from uncharacteristically classic photos to extravagant compositions. You can judge for yourselves …

The Kardashian Family This David LaChapelle photograph shocks in a way you'd expect of a Kardashian mailing. We're just not sure which is weirder: the disembodied mannequins or the fact that, as the only man featured on the card, they stuck Bruce Jenner in a cashier's box. Kelly Clarkson Clarkson's first card since her marriage into the Blackstock family is adorably awkward. Even so, we want to know what they did to deserve being tied up by Santa… Hugh Hefner Hefner and his wife stuck with a traditional and classy card. Whether or not that is an accurate portrayal of his lifestyle is up to you.

Snooki and JWoww
The only thing bigger than their hair is this "Jersey Shore" duo's sense of humor. Well done.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen and Portia went for a spoof of Kanye and Kim's "Bound 2" video for their card, this year. Let's just say Ellen has never looked better in tie–dye.

Naya Rivera and Big Sean
Big Sean and Naya Rivera went with a … LEGS …

Mena Suvari This "Awkward Family Photos"–inspired card will make you fall in love with Suvari. It's just that simple.

Kobe Bryant
The Bryant family looks as beautiful as ever in their latest holiday card. Kudos.

Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
This has to be the most adorable family Christmas card that's ever been made. It just has to be.
cibrian christmas card

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell From the matching pajamas to the five furry friends, the O'Connell family Christmas photo is one to remember.


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