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I need an idea for a silly Christmas family portrait

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
It has been settled. We are doing family pictures this year.

Last time, we did two poses - a normal one and one in terrible Christmas sweaters with the dog dressed up as a Christmas jester. It was pretty sweet.

I need an idea that is that good, but obviously different enough so that it is funny. Any ideas?
post #2 of 29
What about getting bunch of different Christmas head bands/hats like this, this, this, this.

I think that could be pretty cute and funny! Especially if you could get a bunch of different ones.
post #3 of 29
A family we know does this -- they've done:
-- horrible, "formal" portrait done at Walmart with one of the fake cheesy Cmas backgrounds. I think they all wore variations of Cmas plaid. Totally hilarious. (And my friend said the photographer didn't get it at all that they were doing it as a joke.)
--Then the next year they all wore Snuggies and were on the couch.
--Last year they did a nice, outdoor family photo with the wrong dad. (So real dad wasn't in the photo at all.) Seriously. It was unbelievable. I giggled about it for days. ALthough I can imagine this is definitely not for most families!

One year we did my son, cat and dog all in reindeer antlers with the wagon, and that was pretty fun.

Can't wait to hear what you decide!
-e
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by LuckyMommaToo View Post
-- horrible, "formal" portrait done at Walmart with one of the fake cheesy Cmas backgrounds. I think they all wore variations of Cmas plaid. Totally hilarious. (And my friend said the photographer didn't get it at all that they were doing it as a joke.)
This is totally up our alley - I could probably find some horrific Christmas plaid items at the thrift store!

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Originally Posted by LuckyMommaToo View Post
--Last year they did a nice, outdoor family photo with the wrong dad. (So real dad wasn't in the photo at all.) Seriously. It was unbelievable. I giggled about it for days. ALthough I can imagine this is definitely not for most families!

OMG - this is amazing! I don't think DH would go for it, but it is HILARIOUS!
post #5 of 29
My sisters did one with those disguise glasses one year (y/k, with the moustache & eyebrows).

You could do the family asleep in bed in xmas pj's, or the backs of your heads watching a classic holiday movie.
post #6 of 29
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You could do the family asleep in bed in xmas pj's, or the backs of your heads watching a classic holiday movie.
That's a cute idea!!
post #7 of 29
My friend did one with the funny glasses. Not the moustache ones, the ones with the crazy eyeballs on the lenses. Then they all sat grouped together in a formal pose, but no one smiled (even the 2 year old). It was hysterical!
post #8 of 29
Go to awkwardfamilyphotos.com . Get some ideas. Get the pictures done, then submit them to the site!
post #9 of 29
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Go to awkwardfamilyphotos.com . Get some ideas. Get the pictures done, then submit them to the site!
Thanks, I just lost 20 minutes cause some of those were just too darn funny!
post #10 of 29
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Thanks, I just lost 20 minutes cause some of those were just too darn funny!
Me, too! That site is amazing!
post #11 of 29
My fam did a pajama xmas a couple of years ago. SOme even had footie pjs and everything.
post #12 of 29
These are some great ideas!
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by LuckyMommaToo View Post
A family we know does this -- they've done:
-- horrible, "formal" portrait done at Walmart with one of the fake cheesy Cmas backgrounds. I think they all wore variations of Cmas plaid. Totally hilarious. (And my friend said the photographer didn't get it at all that they were doing it as a joke.)
--Then the next year they all wore Snuggies and were on the couch.
--Last year they did a nice, outdoor family photo with the wrong dad. (So real dad wasn't in the photo at all.) Seriously. It was unbelievable. I giggled about it for days. ALthough I can imagine this is definitely not for most families!

One year we did my son, cat and dog all in reindeer antlers with the wagon, and that was pretty fun.

Can't wait to hear what you decide!
-e
The wrong dad thing is just about the funniest thing I've heard.
post #14 of 29
You could all be in pink sparkles and barefoot.
post #15 of 29
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You could all be in pink sparkles and barefoot.
I'm sure the kids would go for it, but the dog might get pissy.
post #16 of 29
I've always wanted to recreate the scene from Christmas Vacation where the FBI bursts in and everyone has to freeze. However, Ellen has her hand on Clark's crotch so I'm not sure how Christmas Friendly that would be. To tone it down, I thought it would be fun for everyone to dress as a character from that movie, with cousin Eddie being prominent.

I LOVE the hillarious idea of doing the formal walmart pose.
post #17 of 29
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I've always wanted to recreate the scene from Christmas Vacation where the FBI bursts in and everyone has to freeze. However, Ellen has her hand on Clark's crotch so I'm not sure how Christmas Friendly that would be. To tone it down, I thought it would be fun for everyone to dress as a character from that movie, with cousin Eddie being prominent.
I find that very funny. Please note my username.
post #18 of 29
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OMG - this is amazing! I don't think DH would go for it, but it is HILARIOUS!
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The wrong dad thing is just about the funniest thing I've heard.
Yes, but apparently some of the older generation did not appreciate it and were really tsk-tsking! The rest of us can't WAIT to see what they do this year. It is a fabulous tradition!
-e
post #19 of 29
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Yes, but apparently some of the older generation did not appreciate it and were really tsk-tsking! The rest of us can't WAIT to see what they do this year. It is a fabulous tradition!
-e

If it is good, you totally have to share!

I have decided on the Christmas plaid. It feels right for our fam, plus the fact that I can thrift store the whole thing for $10 makes it perfect. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

I wish I could acquire a random extra kid. That would be hilarious!
post #20 of 29

These are hilarious!  A couple years ago I was trying to get a formal picture of the kids in front of the Christmas tree and my son started picking his nose and then his little sister copied him.  I almost put it on the Christmas card with something along the lines of "Have a good Christmas, whether you've been NAUGHTY or nice!"

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