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…
family Christmas card 2013 🎉 pic.twitter.com/20Zg0TeCG8
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) December 2, 2013
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.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) December 10, 2013
This year's Christmas card pic.twitter.com/F5xcsKkmzz
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) December 12, 2013
Snooki and JWoww
The only thing bigger than their hair is this "Jersey Shore" duo's sense of humor. Well done.
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) December 18, 2013
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 (@mena13suvari) December 10, 2013
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.
Happy Holidays from all nine of us!! pic.twitter.com/SFFm1mnWhm
— Rebecca Romijn (@RebeccaARomijn) December 16, 2013