Boxing Day is the day where we rehome our festive sentiments to the nearest bin. These Christmas cards should certainly meet the same fate. 

 

 

Christmas: a time to send out family pics stamped on a greetings card. Most are saccharine images of the family in matching jumpers, bordered by a fire, wingmanned by a mug of hot cocoa. Naw.

Then there are those Christmas cards that leave more of an…impact. Thanks to the magic of the interwebs, we’ve found a couple of the more vicious (and viciously brilliant) offenders.

 

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“Ho Ho Ho”

 

Ok, so what isn’t hilarious about this not so traditional Christmas pic of a Dad and his Ho’s? Natalie Yoshida, who posted the pic on Instagram stated “Disclaimer: this was my idea I want the credit,” and hells yeah I would too – this is awkwardly awesome.

The photo has now been viewed at least 2.7 million times, though it has come with some negative reviews, with some criticising the family that they’re playing on prostitution or incest.

No shit…I guess dark humour isn’t for everyone.

Natalie family’s rebuttal; that their friends get their family’s sense of humour. “We are the Yoshidas and we are weird,” she said.

Well played.

 

 

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“It’s up to Americans to protect America”

 

So straight up we see a patriotic American family and some guns. Even in a time where every blooming day there is a debate over gun control, this woman from Nevada, Michele Fiore, made her thoughts known, supporting her second amendment rights by posing with her large family armed with her family of small arms. Of course.

Well, we heard loud and clear…by using our eyes; so her plan: success.

Sadly, she posted the photo shortly before the San Bernardino shootings, and it received a lot of criticism. One commenter stating, “Each to his own but I think the timing of this post and card is insensitive given the recent shootings in your country and around the world. A little compassion would go a long way.” And others praised her patriotism.

 

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“Peace on Earth”

 

The Johnson Family from Louisiana initially posted this as a joke, but the lolz soon trailed off after the Christmas card went viral, earning criticism from a large number of people, some of whom stated, “Nothing funny about teaching your daughters they have less value than their brother. This is terrible,” and some defending the family, stating that they can express themselves and their humour whichever way they choose.

The punchline eventually explained by Hannah Hawkes (the photographer) who wrote on her Facebook page: “After being silent, now isn’t that ironic, I would like to speak. I do not support abuse, or the degradation of women. My controversial photo was taken by request by the family, and was in no way meant to promote abuse. This photo was taken with humour in mind.”

Well, each to their own I guess.

This next one is my favourite:

 

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“The Fake Family”

Get this: Joshua Brassow, a student from Michigan, hadn’t seen a lot of his distant rellies in at least a decade, so he thought he’d have some fun with his annual Christmas card. This genius kid hired a fake family, a wife and two teenage sons, all in order to freak out his family: “I want to baffle my aunts, uncles and especially my grandparents.”

He asked his fake wife to look as intimidating as she possibly could. She certainly did her job because it came up a treat. This amazingness has now been viewed over 1.5 million times.

 

 

 

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