How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Christmas Photo 2013

A few years ago, desperate for an amazing gift for my in-laws,  Court and his siblings got together for a funny family portrait.  Little did we know at the time, that it would become more exciting to us than pretty much anything else during the Christmas season. (There are links at the end of this post to all of the past photos!)

This year we decided to take a trip to Whoville, and what would you know,
We found The Grinch on a Wrecking Ball putting on a show.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Who Family Christmas Card

Grinch Family Christmas Photo

Who Family Pictures

Gardner Family Who Christmas Who Family Pictures (2)

Who Christmas

Grinch Christmas Card

Whoville Christmas Card

To make our lips nice and puffy we used grapes (a trick my friend Brooke taught me!)  It is SO hard to keep them in, especially when you laugh.  I am sure you can imagine.

But in case you cant, here is how most of the pictures turned out… Who Selfie Christmas Pictures Who Christmas outake1 Who Christmas outtake2 Who Christmas Grinch Wrecking Ball


Of course we cant have a wrecking ball without some twerking… Twerking Whos Grinch Christmas Pictures


We covered our garage door with wrapping paper, set up a tripod and went to town.

And in case you are wondering, yes, our neighbors did come out… Grinch Christmas Pictures-49

(please notice the rogue grape above)


I seriously love this family and all of the weirdness embracing that happens on a daily basis.

If you need just a little more laughter today…

Check out our 2012 picture here

Check out our 2011 picture here

Check out our 2010 picture here

Grinch Family Christmas Card vintagerevivals

FYI I will still be posting almost every day this week!  See you tomorrow!

Love Your Guts


  • Jamie @ Southern Revivals 26.12.2013 at 16:39

    LOVE! My whole family has enjoyed looking at these pics with me. We did, What Does The Fox Say! LOL

  • Karen Jerread 26.12.2013 at 16:50

    Best one yet. Love it!

  • Jessica @The Mom Creative 26.12.2013 at 17:11

    You are amazing. Love, love, love this. Merry Christmas!

  • Kristin 26.12.2013 at 17:21

    Oh my gosh, FLAWLESS!! These are so amazing!!

  • Teresa Young 26.12.2013 at 17:28

    oh my gosh, these are great!

  • Julie @ follow your heart woodworking 26.12.2013 at 18:09

    That is amazingly wonderful!

  • Rachel @ R & R Workshop 26.12.2013 at 18:35

    These pictures are amazing! What a fun idea!!!

  • Reenie 26.12.2013 at 18:40

    Haha!!! I love it ~ these are my favs of all the years. Great job to you all!! :)

  • Wendys Hat 26.12.2013 at 18:52

    Hilarious! I love it!

  • Yvonne @ Dress This Nest 26.12.2013 at 19:14

    This is amazing! What a perfect job! I was wondering how you got the “Who” lips. The grapes are such a great (and tasty) trick!

  • Sarah E. 26.12.2013 at 19:22

    Forget the grapes, can we say Hair Tutorial?!?!? How in the world did you do your hair?!?! Awesome job!!

  • Mindy 26.12.2013 at 22:54

    Omg, the pics from each year are hysterical. Too cute.

  • Lisa E 27.12.2013 at 00:47

    Oh my gosh, these are both wonderful and hysterical! Yes, how the heck did you do all of the hair dos ? Awesome!

  • Dianntha 27.12.2013 at 01:51

    It seems like the adults are enjoying it way more than the kids! Dianntha

  • Tammie 27.12.2013 at 03:16

    I don’t know why my name was in Caps. I couldn’t fix it. Please tell us how you did the hair! I would like to know if all of the photo hair and props were real or photoshop. You may like the following: hopefully the link will work

    • Tammie 27.12.2013 at 03:17

      Noticed my name didn’t show up in Caps after posting.

  • Diana 27.12.2013 at 03:58

    Oh this is hilarious, love your family! Wish I could get mine to do something creative like this! 😉 Merry Christmas!

  • Jo meier 27.12.2013 at 04:05

    Court is hilarious in these!!! Holy cow! And Brooke has the best grape faces ever!! 😉

  • Amber 27.12.2013 at 04:10

    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Crazy good! Loved it!

  • Deb Owen 27.12.2013 at 04:34

    Too perfect! I’d love a tutorial on how you achieved those hairdos!

  • Lisa Summerhays 27.12.2013 at 04:58

    Those rock! Ha! So fun. I need to rope my family into this tradition!!

  • ira lee 27.12.2013 at 14:20

    oh my gosh!!!! this is too hilarious! and the grapes! i can’t even imagine!!!

  • Julia@Cuckoo4Design 27.12.2013 at 15:44

    So much fun! Seriously!
    Oh what will you do next year 😉 ?

  • Shena 27.12.2013 at 17:52

    Charlie Brown pictures next year. These turned out cute.

  • Kim G 27.12.2013 at 17:54

    OH MY GOODNESS… I am absolutely roaring out loud with laughter! Each year just gets better. Love your blog! You remind me of myself about 10+ years ago! Your posts always brighten my day and put a smile on my face. May the rest of your holidays be joyful.

  • Jenny 28.12.2013 at 02:44

    you are officially, absolutely awesome!!! 😉

  • Leslie Price 28.12.2013 at 21:53

    Super cute! Pure happiness! Cheers to you and your family!

  • Andrea 30.12.2013 at 13:49

    This is Awesome!!

  • Erin @ DIY on the Cheap 31.12.2013 at 00:18

    This is seriously hilarious! Wow!

  • capturing joy with kristen duke 31.12.2013 at 05:06

    That’s pretty awesome. Love the bright, vibrant colors, love all the details in the hair, tall socks, and clothes. So fun!

  • MommieDawn 31.12.2013 at 05:46

    I’ve not laughed so hard in a LONG time! I’ve been laid up since Christmas sick with the ‘crud’ and this just threw me into a coughing/laughing/peeing fit! THANK YOU!

  • Monica G 31.12.2013 at 19:19

    These are hysterical! All that work–impressive! I’m also wondering how in the heck you did the hair? We drove through St George on Sunday on our way back from Las Vegas. What a beautiful place!

  • Kara 03.01.2014 at 07:03

    Love, love, love this! Soooo very jealous!

  • Shavonda 03.01.2014 at 08:04

    Bwahahahhah! This might be the best thing ive ever seen!!! I love it. What a great tradition. Every year it gets better.

  • Marta 01.03.2014 at 20:45

    hahahah, you are freaking awesome. Can’t believe I just found you!
    You are my new DIY guru Mandy, and I wish I was your neighbour, I would’ve photobombed you guys!

    Also, greatest in-laws dude…

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