A Definitive Ranking of Kardashian Christmas Cards, From Least Kardashian to Most Kardashian
There is only one, true indicator of the holiday season. No, it is not mall Santas or candy canes or even online sales. No, the true mark of the most wonderful time of the year is the debut of the annual Kardashian family Christmas card. After a few years off, the first family of reality TV is back with a vengeance, slowing revealing this year’s card with something of an advent calendar, with each day in December debuting a new image or angle of the ultimate picture. Also adding to the suspense: rumors that the final day may reveal—and finally, finally confirm—Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian’s respective baby bumps. While we still have a few weeks left until it comes to light whether or not Santa will deliver that particular juicy tabloid gift, there’s no better time to reflect on holiday cards of Kardashian Christmases past, starting pre-Jenner and running all the way to the new generation of North West and co. Here, a definitive ranking of Kardashian holiday cards, from least Kardashian to most Kardashian.
While this was years before Kim was running around with Karl Lagerfeld and Riccardo Tisci, you can still see the pain in her eyes over having to wear ill-fitting, matching motorcycle jackets with the male-heavy Jenner clan.
A Kardashian never misses the chance for a full-scale, glam-squad heavy photoshoot. The fact that they skipped a prime opportunity for the 2009 holiday card in favor of an outtake from Khloe’s wedding is very off-brand.
As everyone who has caught a glimpse of Keeping Up With the Kardashians or paged through an Us Weekly in the past decade knows, this family is not without some serious drama. The party-themed, all smiles 2012 card is just a little too happy.
Another all-white card, but at least this one comes with some angst (Hi, Khloe) and tense smiles that nod to some underlying drama. Bonus points for a tiny baby Kendall Jenner and an appearance from Santa.
Here we have some high glamour Kardashians, as we’ve come to know and love—at least, until the Yeezy athleisure movement came in full-force. The fact that Kim’s shade of red is just slightly off from the rest of the clan is a great easter egg.The 2013 David LaChapelle-lensed card was a tipping point for the family, as they went from “delightfully zany” to just “full-on insane.” There are just so many things to look at here—which, truly, could be said about the family in general.
A distinct departure from the bonkers previous card, once Kim and Kourtney started building their own brood, they let the kid’s take center stage in the family’s holiday card. A cute thought, but if rumors are too be true, the concept might be a little too crowded come next year.