Christmas Card 2012

Every year since 2000, our Christmas card photo has involved a statue wearing a Santa hat. The first eleven photos are here. Last year’s photo is here.

We took the 2012 photo during our Thanksgiving trip to Erie, where the world’s best Christmas card statue lives. I don’t see how we can possibly top this one. Because nothing says “Merry Christmas” like Jesus in a Santa hat. Nothing says “I’m going to hell” like the cursing I did in front of Jesus when I realized I’d forgotten the wireless remote for the camera (the photo shoot can’t go smoothly, it’s part of the tradition).

My brother-in-law doesn’t believe this is Jesus. He’s convinced it’s Copernicus. But I assure you, there is a statue of Jesus at Gannon University and we put a Santa hat on it. I’m a little disturbed that my brother-in-law thinks we are weird enough to put a Santa hat on Copernicus, but lie and say it’s Jesus. But now I feel the need to find a statue of Copernicus for a future photo.

Santa hat difficulty: easy, except for the arctic wind that kept blowing the hat off Jesus’ head.


We gonna party like it’s your birthday.

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8 Responses to “Christmas Card 2012”

  1. Abby
    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Love it and Merry Christmas to you!

  2. nikkiana
    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    That’s awesome! Merry Christmas!

  3. Azara
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Love it! Merry Christmas.

    And it totally looks like Jesus…

  4. Emily
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Jesus looks so festive! I love it!

  5. Angie Z.
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Aw, and all was right with the world. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, et al, Tracy!

  6. Margaret Almon
    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    I love this! My husband has a tradition of posing with statues for his avatars.

  7. Deb
    Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    It took me a little while to get that it was Jesus until the husband pointed out the caption. You have the best xmas card photo as usual! See you in the new year.

  8. Mayor Gia
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Hahah that’s fantastic! Merry (belated) Christmas!

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