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



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

  2. Karen Jerread says:

    Best one yet. Love it!

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

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

  5. oh my gosh, these are great!

  6. That is amazingly wonderful!

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

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

  9. Hilarious! I love it!

  10. 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!

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

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

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

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

  15. 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

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

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

  18. BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Crazy good! Loved it!

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

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

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

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

  23. Charlie Brown pictures next year. These turned out cute.

  24. 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.

  25. you are officially, absolutely awesome!!! 😉

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

  27. This is Awesome!!

  28. This is seriously hilarious! Wow!

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

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. Love, love, love this! Soooo very jealous!

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

  34. 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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