Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like a Kardashian Christmas card!
Whether it was the insane theatric production of 2013 or the ever-so-serious shot from 2011, the annual Kardashian family Christmas card has always held the wow factor.
They’ve gone from cramming all family members in one portrait, to featuring a standalone image of the star-studded kids. Either way, every year, we stay up on Christmas Eve, eagerly waiting for the Insta-release of the Kardashian Kristmas snapshot.
So, now it’s time to throw it back a little and have a look at the best Kardashian Christmas cards over the years.
They’ve been beautiful, extravagant and legit cringe. But admit it, it wouldn’t feel like Christmas without them…
Following decades of festive photographs from the family, they revealed that there would be no proper Kardashian holiday card in 2019. Instead, the world was gifted with a West Christmas Card starring Kim Kardashian, her hubby Kanye West and their beautiful kids, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. No flashy outfits or hairstyles in sight, this time round, the famous family shot their card in loungewear.
Although Kris and Kendall (and Rob) were missing from this family gettogether, we have to admit, it’s the best out of the bunch. We don’t know if it’s the all-white effect or just how chaotic (or should we say khotic) it is with the kids and all, there’s just something really cute about this family Christmas photo. If only we could get something similar this year!
While the Christmas spirit is certainly lacking in this photo what with the denim and all, it was still an adorable family shot of the Kardashian-Jenner brood. The family really warmed us up for this photo as they revealed a new ‘piece’ of the card every day via social media throughout December (we guess we could’ve called it a Kardashian Advent Calendar?). This was also the year everyone speculated about Kylie Jenner‘s pregnancy, hoping she would make her grand preggers appearance at Christmas. But no. All we got was this regular old snap minus Kylz. Still cute though.
In 2015, the card was far from cringe-worthy as the family decided to tone it down a little. There was no pouting, no dramatic posing or over-the-top hairstyles. It was in fact, all about the Kardashian kids which saw North West, Penelope, Mason and Reign Disick wishing the world a very Merry Christmas! Cue the “awws” and “ahhs”!
‘Tis the season to be futuristic? Artistic? Confused? The famous gang went all out for their 2013 card. Shot by David LaChapelle and presenting a neon carnival vibe, this Christmas card certainly dropped jaws and stirred up some confusion among fans – what was Caitlyn (then Bruce) Jenner doing in a glass tube? Where was Rob, Kanye, Lamar and Scott?! It may have had a funky feel and everyone looks totally fancy, but it gave us a 0% Christmas vibe, so this has got to be our least favorite card from the collection.
The Kardashian-Jenners truly put the white in white Christmas back in 2012. Everyone looks pretty jolly (except Scott) and rightly so – this was long before Khloe and Lamar’s split, Kris and Caitlyn’s (then Bruce) divorce and Kourtney and Scott’s breakup. Penelope was just a baby and Kim was far from having her huge family of four. Fun fact? Khloe, Lamar and Kendall were digitally added to the festive card.
Why so serious, Kardashians? In 2011, the first family of
America reality TV dressed up in tuxedos and matching bow ties (and moody faces) to pose for their annual Xmas card. Rob was then on Dancing With the Stars, Mason was a wee little thing, and Kim was fresh out of a 72-day marriage with Kris Humphries. The family hardly looked like they were walking in a winter wonderland, but this picture was still glam to say the least.
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The Kardashian Jenner Christmas card in 2010 was straight up bold and beautiful. The family stood on their staircase, dressed in dark attire (except Kim, duh – she’s extra) and gave us their best ‘everyone be serious’ faces. Long before Kendall became America’s next top model and a years prior to Kylie’s transformation, this depiction of the glamorous gang feels ancient, but still gorgeous nonetheless.
For their 2009 Christmas card, the family decided to use a photo from Khloe and Lamar’s wedding because why the heck not. Every member of the KarJenner gang? Check? Expensive outfits? Check. Ryan Seacrest? Check. Why he was there, we don’t know. Is it because he basically helped create their entire reality TV show? Either way, the 2009 card was outright strange. And probably one of KoKo’s biggest regrets.
Now that’s what you call Christmas! Red gowns and black suits – possibly the only card that does scream Jingle Bells to some extent. What a memorable snapshot, considering it’s the first Christmas card after the Kardashians got famous – AKA one year after KUTK aired. But can anyone tell us why Kylie is climbing a ladder? Who cares, ten years later she became the world’s youngest billionaire.
Kris and the late Robert Kardashian had divorced by this time and so the tradition of taking a family Christmas card was torn in two. Robert took this sweet snapshot with his kids to send out to his family and friends which totally oozed a strong family bond. I mean, look at little Khloe gripping onto her daddy’s hand. Endearing indeed.
We’re not sure when this photo was taken, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tells us it was some time during the late 80s. Featuring Caitlyn’s (then Bruce) four children as well as Kris, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and a baby Rob, this joyous Christmas card is all fun and games until you notice the freaky turtle dressed as Santa – WTF?
“This picture is of the original Kardashians, back when my parents were married, and our lives were perfect!” wrote Kim Kardashian as she publicized this heartfelt pic. Indeed, this Christmas card was sent out to loved ones when Robert and Kris were together. Can we just take a minute to appreciate everyone’s iconic 80s hairdos…and Khloe’s mischievous grin. We always knew that girl had sass.
It looks like the Kardashian Christmas card began well back in the 1980s when Khloe was a toddler and Rob wasn’t even thought of. Taken in 1987, this beautiful Christmas photo is probably one of the most genuine of them all, depicting the original Kardashian trio in their most innocent and pure state. Long before fame and fortune and back when Christmas actually meant all things red, cuddles and joy.
We look forward to seeing more Kardashian Christmas cards in the years to come. Which card was your favorite? Tell us in the comments below…
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This post was originally published on 24th December, 2015.