9 adorable (and controversial) NJ celebrity family holiday photos

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Marchese family and DJ Envy/Gia Casey family Christmas photos

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when families get together and celebrate their love for one another and, in the spirit of togetherness, take photos they’ll treasure forever. We’ve gathered nine of the sweetest New Jersey celebrity family Christmas photos, along with some that will surely raise a few eyebrows! From Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members to comedy, music and sports stars, these Garden State clans know how to celebrate in style.

Melissa Gorga, RHONJ star and owner of Montlcair boutique Envy, shared a sweet outdoor photo with husband Joe and their kids Antonia, Gino and Joey. She wrote, “Whatever Brings you happiness, whatever brings you joy, whatever is meaningful to you, may it be yours this Christmas.”

Siggy Flicker – The resident relationship expert on Season 7 of RHONJ shared a sweet image with her two children, Sophie and Joshua, along with her husband Michael Campanella‘s daughters, wishing everyone both a Happy Hanukkah, which Flicker celebrates, and Merry Christmas, from her blended family.

Teresa Giudice is spending her first solo Christmas with her four daughters without husband Joe Giudice, who’s serving a 41-month prison sentence. But the RHONJ star isn’t letting that ruin the holiday spirit, and instead had her girls sit for a beautiful portrait that will surely make their dad proud.

Amber Marchese – The RHONJ alum, who also starred on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars this year with husband Jim, put a provocative political spin on her family’s Christmas card, showing them holding guns along with the greeting, “Make Christmas Great Again!” She told In Touch this thinks the image is “very unconventional and honestly bada–” and that she wanted to do something “totally different and controversial.”‘

Tracy Morgan, along with his wife Megan Morgan (nee Wollover) and daughter Maven Sonae Morgan, have every reason to smile. The former Saturday Night Live cast member suffered a tragic car accident in 2014, but has not only survive but thrived, including performing comedy again and garnering an Emmy nomination this year.

Bill Bellamy – The actor and comedian shared a sweet photo of him with his wife, Kristen, and their kids Baron and Bailey, with a message lamenting how fast they’re growing up that any parent will relate to. He wrote, “It’s just unbelievable how fast times fly! Want these two to stay young forever it’s so fun! I’m loving every moment, laugh, craziness that comes with it!”

Tiki Barber – The former New York Giants running back played up his last name, posting a photo of his large family, with wife Traci Lynn Johnson and all six of his children (four with ex-wife Ginny Cha) in a barber shop. How adorable is that?

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DJ Envy and Gia Casey of Kinnelon plus their five kids never miss an opportunity to dress up in matching outfits, so of course Christmas is no exception. They know how to go all out, including the 12 luxury gifts he bought her from her favorite designers, including Chanel, Hermès and Christian Louboutin.

CC Sabathia – The Sabathia family surely won Christmas with their two-part Home Alone video card, a true celebration of the holiday spirit! The Yankees pitcher, his wife Amber and their kids paid homage to the classic film in a heartwarming little film, in which they “forget” son Carter at home while they jet off on vacation (you’ve got to see his Macaulay Culkin impression!), that will make every family want to hug their kids a little bit tighter this season.

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