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Santa’s Pants

“The year is 2001. You get your kids ready to take them to the mall photo store for Christmas pictures. Years later your kids question your judgement of putting them all in Santa’s pants.”

(submitted by IG @michellehagan

Don’t Sweat It

“Christmas in Frankfurt, Germany, 1998. My grandma knitted sweaters for my granddad, cousin, brother and me.”

(submitted by IG @jonas_kesner

Welcome To The Dollhouse

“This is a photo of me when I was about 2 years old around Christmas time. I’m at a house that was decorated every year with hundreds of dolls in various Christmas-themed scenes, but what a pyramid of dolls has to do with Christmas, I don’t know. I don’t remember this at all, so I must have blocked out the creepiness.”

(submitted by Erin)

PTSD Santa

“My dad when he was a kid with a Santa who has seen some things.”

(submitted by IG @marleybressy.13

The Placeholder

“This was my parent’s pregnancy announcement in 1991 a couple months before my birth. My dad saved the cardboard outline and gave it to me before the birth of my first child.”

(submitted by IG @lucy_regalado


“It was the 80s. My dad thought it was a good idea to take a picture in the woods with snow. The look on his face doesn’t validate the brilliance of the idea. Mom chose the color of our shirts. Apparently she expected more of a tropical setting.”

(submitted by Tommy)

Holiday Spirit

“My kids weren’t feeling the holiday spirit.”

(submitted by IG @mrshandratty

The Nutcracker

“I work at a ballet school and kids often present artwork to their favorite teachers for the holidays…like this masterpiece of a nutcracker, with his sword.”

(submitted by IG @virginiaoxford

It Depends

“The Santa display was sad, and Santa looks even sadder.”

(submitted by Rachel) 

Tub Love

“My parents like to make our Christmas cards ‘one to remember,’ so they came up with this idea. Two parents, seven kids, all in my parents bathtub! One of my brothers turned on the shower while we were all in there and no one could move to get out.”

(submitted by Shandi)