You may love it, you may hate it, but you simply can’t avoid it, Christmas is on its way. It’s the perfect time of year to put on your ugliest holiday themed sweater, snuggle up on the couch with some hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies, and watch one of those cheesy, yet strangely satisfying Christmas movies. Many people believe that this is the very best time of year.
What will definitely brighten up your holiday season are these weird and wacky family Christmas cards. You may think that your family is nuts, but you may reconsider after checking out these hilarious, heartwarming and sometimes just plain strange photos. Merry Christmas everyone!
Return to Santa: The Movie
This family gets extra points, both for their creativity and their involvement of the entire family, including the baby.
This adorable hostage situation perfectly exemplifies what most older siblings feel when a new baby comes into the house.
All I Want for Christmas, Is Not to be Alone
This woman got so sick of sending out Christmas cards of just herself, she ended up actually stuffing her hands into shoes and faking a strange merry feet card.
We think this is her way of telling people to stop asking if she’s dating anyone. Don’t ask, she’ll let you know.
Take My Cat, Please
This card is all about the spirit of giving, as in this dog is really eager to get rid of the cat in the family.
He wants it gone so bad, he is even willing to give up presents. Fingers crossed for a Christmas miracle buddy.
Pets Are Part of the Family
Some people believe that pets can be their babies too, and who can blame them when looking down at that furry little face?
It’s no wonder these pet owners felt like they had to include their pup in the yearly Christmas card.
A Christmas Card for the Digital Age
Another family who decided that its about time to send out cards that show what family life is really like. Which, in the past few years, means looking at your phones and not at each other.
Maybe, they should have a no phones at the table rule, at least for Christmas dinner.
Christmas is Coming
If you haven’t been living under a rock in the past few years, you are probably familiar with the TV series “Game of Thrones”.
This family must be big fans, because their entire Christmas card is based on the show’s most iconic phrase. We love the outfits; we just hope they don’t let their children actually watch the show.
This woman went out and got matching sweaters for herself and her two dogs. That was a good call, because they all look adorable.
Although to be honest, the woman is the only one who looks comfortable.
Home Alone Tribute Card
This family’s getting in the holiday spirit by paying tribute to one of the funniest and probably most beloved Christmas movies ever, Home Alone.
Our favorite part is the kid doing Kevin’s iconic face from the movie.
We can’t help but wonder if this is the same family that made the candy cane. These human snowflakes are both amazing and ridiculous.
We salute whatever family put in so much effort to bring us this bit of Christmas cheer.
Emily is Everything
Poor Emily, everybody else has stuff going on in their lives, even her parents get to be excited, but she just gets to be Emily.
Well, we see you girl, you are awesome and don’t let anybody tell you anything different.
Talk show host Maury Povich was famous for his dramatic paternity tests, which left viewers on the edge of their seats.
In this case, we all know who the father is, but the idea of testing Joseph is hilarious.
An Extra Magical Christmas
This very big family decided to do Christmas cards the Harry Potter way. We’re impressed by how many characters they managed to fit in.
There’s Harry, Hagrid and Dumbledore, but also some death eaters and even a few house elves. These guys really know their stuff.
Human Candy Cane
This incredible piece of candy must have taken a ton of hard work to make. It seems like the same four people were photographed in different poses to create the shape of a candy cane.
It looks amazing, but is not at all appetizing.
A Real Dramatic Moment
We are not really sure what this woman was going for with this card. We have to admit that gazing off into the distance is lovely and poignant, but it doesn’t really say Merry Christmas, now does it?
Maybe she simply found a nice shot of herself and decided to just go with it.
The Famous Tree Stand
We are not sure where this family lives, or if this is even their house, but that tree is absolutely enormous. No wonder they all felt like they had to honor it by performing this impromptu tree stand.
They even tried to kind of shape themselves like a Christmas tree. They get an 'A' for effort.
Laughing in the Face of Adversity
This courageous couple are dealing with their losses with laughter, which seems like a great way to get in the holiday spirit. This Army veteran, who lost his hand during his service, is receiving a pair of gloves, while his wife, who had a double mastectomy, has gotten a red bra.
They wanted to use this funny card to start an open conversation about the difficult things they are dealing with.
Arranged by Height
There’s something about this picture that makes you think that they have been doing the same pose for many years.
The heights may have changed over the years, but their happy smiles remain, and we can only hope, the awesome outfits do too.
Ho Ho Ho in the Snow
This Canadian family is committed to their holiday card. Not only did they move all of their stuff outside into the snow, but they are also sitting calmly in robes in below zero temperatures.
The card did come out pretty cool though.
A Magical Christmas
This picture makes you wonder who sent out this Christmas card. Is it Mickey, or is it Minnie? Did they send it out as a couple?
Either way, they seem to be having a more magical Christmas than the rest of us.
This Man and All His Wives Wish You A Merry Christmas
When people hear that someone is Mormon, all they can think about is how many wives they have.
This guy was sick of the question, and decided to add some extra wives to his yearly holiday card and nip future questions in the bud.
Side Effects May Occur
This looks less like a Christmas card, and more like an ad for some kind of medicine which improves your life.
The view is lovely, but you can’t see their faces, and it’s too summary. Sorry, this one just doesn’t make the cut.
Cool Elf Alert
This grandfather is honestly the coolest elf we’ve ever seen. Are those jet skis?
Our favorite part is that he is also wearing an inflatable safety vest, while sitting on his recliner.
This picture is from the Bill Murray film 'What About Bob?', in which he plays a lovable mental patient who follows his psychiatrist home.
Do you think that whoever sent this out as a holiday card, is trying to make their feeling about uninvited guests clear?
We don’t know who the Lyles are or why they thought it would be a good idea to take a picture of their apparently naked selves in front of a Christmas tree, but we have one request, please don’t think about us until you put on some clothes.
We would greatly appreciate it.
A Very LA Christmas
This guy’s family were nervous about the impact his move to Los Angeles would have on his lifestyle and morals.
He sent them this card to let them know that everything is A-Okay.
A Cowboy, His Little Lady and A Reindeer?
This looks like a movie poster for a Hallmark Christmas film about a horse who though he was a reindeer.
We’re sure that if we watch it, we’ll learn all about the real meaning of Christmas, but we’re not so sure that we want to.
The Man in the Mirror
This man who appears smiling in a mirror, within a crazy Christmas landscape which includes not one, but two different sized Santas, is just plain weird.
Seems like he went a little overboard while using Microsoft Paint.
For All Your Psychic Pet Needs
This looks like an ad for a psychic that talks to both humans and animals. The man on the couch is super focused and wants to help you talk to your pets who have passed away. What could be a better Christmas gift?
The pet psychic, it could be a TV show, and we would definitely watch it.
Santa Isn’t Just for Kids
This shot of what looks like Santa visiting a nursing home is a little funny and a little heartwarming. It’s nice that Santa hasn’t forgotten about those who are not quite as young as they used to be.
They do, however, seem to be mostly underwhelmed by his presence.
Out of This Galaxy
These adorable Christmas greetings are coming at you from a galaxy far, far away.
Babies Ewok and Yoda are cute, but it is Princess Leia who is really stealing the show.
The Laid-Back Approach
It seems like this family just wanted to capture a normal day in their lives. They are just chatting on the couch in everyday clothes and don’t even have their shoes on.
Even though you can’t even see the mom’s face, they look happier and cozier than most family cards.
Keeping it Real
This may have only been one shot in an otherwise picture-perfect Christmas photo shoot, but it is also the most real.
This is what young children typically do. That and not standing still and smiling for the camera.
Whoever made this card is clearly only interested in celebrating with their significant other.
Third wheels be warned, you are not invited.
It makes perfect sense that this couple wanted to include their dogs in their holiday card, but did they really mean to make them so big?
Sadly, with all the black and the positioning of the dogs, it looks like they have passed away and are watching over them. Not sure that's what they were going for.
These Nutcrackers Went All Out
The family that dresses up together, makes the best Christmas cards. This nutcracker family and their pets have made an amazing and unforgettable holiday card.
Although we have to ask, did they have to use a sharpie for the facial hair?
May the Force be Merry
The picture on the left is what Han Solo looked like in a cartoon portion of the television movie, 'The Star Wars Christmas Special'.
The film, which aired in 1978, was apparently so bad that it was never aired or released again. Not exactly a holiday classic.
Santa Number 1, Please Step Forward
You have to wonder what these Santa Clauses are suspected of doing, and why so many people are there to identify them.
All in all, this card is extremely well done, and anybody would enjoy getting it in their mailbox.
Any Old Animal Will Do
Putting together a manger scene but don’t have any sheep? Well, don’t worry, you can always use a cat in sheep’s clothing!
The cat may not seem happy about his new role, but hey, the picture is spot on.
This adorable looking family looks like they are living their worst nightmare. They have been turned into gingerbread cookies and are about to get eaten.
They all look pretty scared, but the dad is really nailing it.
A Religious Experience
This Christmas card is what the holiday is really about. The special moment of the birth of, Dog? Whoever it is in that bundle, the new parents couldn’t be happier or prouder.
Leaving us only to wonder, who is the other dog in the background? He does not seem happy.
To Be Determined
These grandparents had 200 Christmas cards made up right before a breakup. They decided to go with the 'waste not want not' philosophy and elegantly solved the problem by simply covering her face.
Maybe next year, they can simply paste the new girlfriend’s face on there.
A Proper Family Portrait
The royal family’s official christening photo for baby Archie is very prim and proper, and incredibly chic, but doesn’t exactly seem warm.
Maybe you should just focus on Harry, Meghan and the baby; they seem to be having a good time.
The Gift of Horror
This is the poster for an actual horror movie that was released in 2015, starring William Shatner. We have to commend whoever sent it out as his Christmas card, because that makes their feelings about Christmas perfectly clear.
After receiving that, we would stay away until after New Year.
Face Off: The Christmas card
This is what happens when mom wants to send out a lovely family portrait, but dad and the kids decide to go a little crazy with Snapchat.
That dad-faced baby is going to keep us up tonight.
Greeting Card Generator
Did this couple just take a picture from their honeymoon and add on random text boxes?
If so, we love it, think they are the best and want to be friends with them.