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10 Anti-Christmas Christmas Cards if you’re not feeling holly and jolly (2014)

"Oy Vey!" card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

(RNS) It’s mid-December, about the time Holiday Hostility Syndrome clicks in. You know the symptoms – a freakish aversion to “Jingle Bells,” a refusal to attend yet another cookie decorating party and frequent expressions of “Is it January yet?”

Holiday greeting cards are expressing HHS with increasing frequency. Here is a selection that manages the line between naughty and nice.

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"It's all about me!!" card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by Kiss Me Kwik

“It’s all about me!!” card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

But we knew that already. Card by Kiss Me Kwik.

"Dear Mary" Christmas card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by Sapling Press

“Dear Mary” Christmas card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Best. Atheist. Christmas card. EVER. Card by Sapling Press.

 

"Are we there yet?" card, photo by Kimberly Winston. Card created by Zeichen Press Design & Letterpress

“Are we there yet?” card, photo by Kimberly Winston. Card created by Zeichen Press Design & Letterpress

Three Wise Men, indeed. But did they stop to ask for directions? Card by Zeichen Press Design & Letterpress

"It would not take long for the madness of Winter to descend upon the little house." Photo by Kimberly Winston, card created by Zeichen Press Design & Letterpress

“It would not take long for the madness of Winter to descend upon the little house.” Photo by Kimberly Winston, card created by Zeichen Press Design & Letterpress

Remember “The Shining?” Merry Christmas! Card by Zeichen Press Design and Letterpress.

Monkey card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by Blue Barnhouse

Monkey card, photo by Kimberly Winston. Card by Blue Barnhouse.

Hey, it’s better than getting another ugly Christmas sweater. Card by Blue Barnhouse.

 

"Christmas AND his birthday" card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by McBitterson's

“Christmas AND his birthday” card, photo by Kimberly Winston. Card by McBitterson’s.

That  Jesus is one lucky guy. Card by McBitterson’s.

"Oy Vey!" card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by Lady Pilot Letterpress

“Oy Vey!” card, photo by Kimberly Winston. Card by Lady Pilot Letterpress.

You and me both, Santa! Card by Lady Pilot Letterpress.

Kitten card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by McBittersons

Kitten card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

You have your orders. Card by McBitterson’s.

"Merry Buckin' Christmas" card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by Dee & Lala

“Merry Buckin’ Christmas.” Photo by Kimberly Winston. Card by Dee & Lala

YOU HEARD ME. Card by Dee & Lala.

"Happy whatever Religious Holiday you celebrate in December" card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Card created by Bald Guy Greetings

“Happy whatever Religious Holiday you celebrate in December” card, photo by Kimberly Winston.

Merry Christma-Hanu-Kwanza-Solsti-kkah from Religion News Service! Card by Bald Guy Greetings.

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Kimberly Winston

Kimberly Winston is a freelance religion reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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