Ah, Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, filled with generosity, good cheer, and questionable decision-making. To wit: a Florida family has come under fire after posting a photo of their 2015 Christmas card, which features two adult daughters and their mother wearing T-shirts that spell out “Ho, Ho, Ho.” In case the point was not sufficiently clear, the patriarch of the family sits on a chair in front of the women, dressed in a T-shirt that reads “Chillin’ With My Ho’s.” A photo of the card has been viewed more than 2.4 million times on the site Imgur, and hordes of offended commenters have pointed out that—among other things—it is rather strange for a father to refer to his daughters as “ho’s.” But one of the daughters in question Natalie Yoshida, told Buzzfeed News that the card is nothing more than a harmless joke. “All of our immediate friends understand our humor so they think it’s hilarious,” she said, and later added, “We are the Yoshidas and we are weird.”
If a ho-themed holiday greeting still offends your sensibilities, consider that an Illinois family sent out a Christmas card featuring three female family members bound with Christmas lights, their mouths covered in green tape. The father can be seen holding a sign that reads “Peace on earth.” When the image was posted to Facebook, it was swiftly decried as “degrading,” “offensive,” “horrifying,” and a promotion of domestic violence. Perhaps the family should have taken note from the Vegas lawmaker who recently sent out a Christmas card depicting ALL of her family members—men, women, and children alike—toting enormous guns. Let equality reign! Happy holidays to all.
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