Kardashians Clash Over Christmas Card on “Very Merry” X-Mas KUWTK Special
By Shari Weiss | 9:58 pm, December 1st, 2013
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians: A Very Merry Christmas” special aired on Sunday, with the famous family reflecting on holidays past and exchanging gifts.
Bruce Jenner vowed to spend the actual holiday with the family, despite his recent separation from Kris.
“Nothing has changed. We’re still family,” he said. “The relationship has changed and this and that — it doesn’t make any difference.”
But what’s a Kardashian TV show without a little drama?
The special also took viewers behind-the-scenes of their annual Christmas card photo shoot, with the family not exactly seeing eye to eye on ideas for the 2013 installment.
Matriarch Kris enlisted fame celeb videographer David LaChappelle, a much edgier choice than their traditional photographer.
Khloe was concerned that LaChappelle, known for his racy shoots, wouldn’t be appropriate, and Kourtney was turned off when he said he didn’t want her kids involved.
“It’s still our family Christmas card, and I want my kids to be in it, so they will be in it,” vowed the mom of two.
Kim and Kris, meanwhile, liked LaChappelle’s idea that the card just feature the Kardashian-Jenner women, with Kanye West on tour, Bruce living elsewhere, Khloe having problems with Lamar Odom, and a depressed Rob declining to participate.
Not surprisingly, Bruce was incredibly insulted by the plan, calling it a “terrible decision.”
“It’s not the girls Christmas card, it’s our family Christmas card. We’ve done it for 23 years and they want to change it?” he exclaimed to Kendall, stressing, “It’s your mom’s and my Christmas card.”
Kendall shared her sadness with Khloe, who told her mom Kris they need to do “damage control,” fearing that her mom’s efforts were turning things into a “stressful trainwreck.”
“The last thing I want to do is hurt anyone’s feelings,” Kris said, explaining that “there’s so much drama going on in our family right now,” and she was simply just running with LaChappelle’s idea.
Kris later met with Bruce, where he told her, “I’ve never in the past had to be invited to our Christmas card.”
After a heart-to-heart, Kris agreed that Bruce should be involved, and while LaChappelle embraced his presence, he again objected to Mason and Penelope joining the shoot.
At the set, designed to look like a post-apocalyptic future world, LaChapelle pushed Kris to wear a shorter dress, said he didn’t like Kim’s hair, and then freaked when Kourtney’s kids showed up.
“If we want this to be our Christmas card, then we want them in our shoot,” Kourtney insisted, noting she wants memories of them through the years.
Kourtney convinced LaChappelle to at least take a few shots — “I don’t want to ruin the Christmas card and be like the Grinch who stole Christmas,” he conceded — and it worked out perfectly fine.
Both Kim and Kourtney called the shoot an “experience,” and Kris said Bruce’s involvement was “the icing on the cake.”
“I can’t wait to see the finished photo,” she exclaimed.
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