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Photographer John Cessna's Christmas cards aren't like the ones you're used to seeing every year—those never-ending pictures of wholesome, happy families in holiday sweaters posing with puppies and toddlers in front of cheery fireplaces. Instead, Cessna's hilarious Christmas cards reflect his own take on the holidays, which are slightly less wholesome (NSFW) and probably not everyone's cup of tea (or mug of Irish coffee).

According to his post on Reddit, John Cessna's mother advised him in 2008 that he ought to "sober up" and start sending his own Christmas cards. What being sober and sending Christmas cards have to do with each other is anyone's guess, but that's okay, because Cessna seems to have ignored the first part of his mother's advice altogether.

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Cessna told us (via email) that while his family says he's "twisted" (a compliment, imho), everyone seems to love the annual cards. Each year Cessna pitches about 20 to 30 ideas to his photographer and comedian friends, who help him narrow it down to the theme he eventually goes with. And, in case you're wondering, the photographers are way better than the comedians at nixing the ones that might be a little (or a lot) over the line. Somehow not surprising, right?

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We feel you, buddy. Already looking forward to next year's.