16 family Christmas card photo ideas that will wow your relatives

Dec 14, 2016 at 1:29 p.m. ET

Remember the good old days when family Christmas photos meant throwing on matching polyester sweaters, feathering your hair and a quick trip down to the local Olan Mills?

Gone are the days of studio portraits, but if you go the route of some of these hilarious families, you don't have to bid adieu to feathered hair and hideous '80s sweathers. 

Whether you want your family to look straight out of a classic holiday movie or are in the mood for something silly, we've got plenty of inspiration for your annual family photo shoot.

Originally published November 2015. Updated December 2016.

1 /17: It's A Wonderful Life

1/17 :It's A Wonderful Life

2 /17: Ornament reflection

2/17 :Ornament reflection

3 /17: Little Tikes Christmas tree

3/17 :Little Tikes Christmas tree

4 /17: A Christmas Story

4/17 :A Christmas Story

5 /17: Ugly Christmas sweaters

5/17 :Ugly Christmas sweaters

6 /17: Photoshop Christmas

6/17 :Photoshop Christmas

7 /17: Hot chocolate stand

7/17 :Hot chocolate stand

8 /17: Blow some snow

8/17 :Blow some snow

9/17 :Silent Night

10 /17: Dear Santa, We Can Explain

10/17 :Dear Santa, We Can Explain

11 /17: Go Twinning

11/17 :Go Twinning

12 /17: Recreate A Family Favorite

12/17 :Recreate A Family Favorite

13 /17: Picking out the tree

family Christmas card photo idea
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13/17 :Picking out the tree

14 /17: Pile 'em on

Family christmas portrait
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14/17 :Pile 'em on

15 /17: Rudolph and Co.

reindeer antlers family Christmas photo idea
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15/17 :Rudolph and Co.

16 /17: Naughty and nice

16/17 :Naughty and nice

17 /17: Unique holiday card photo ideas

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17/17 :Unique holiday card photo ideas