20th December 2019

In_pictures My Christmas

In_pictures My Christmas


  • in_pictures Light paintingJames de Luna

    James de Luna: “Me and my buddy Jim regularly go out doing light-painting photography. The idea is to draw with light and illuminate objects during a long exposure. We never use editing software. This is straight from the camera.”

  • in_pictures People walking in snowMike Finn

    Mike Finn: “Every year, we lead a walk for friends and return to the house for warming soups, drinks and ultimately some dancing. On the rare years when there’s snow on the ground, it’s so, so special.”

  • in_pictures Light paintingKevin J Burns

    Kevin J Burns: “My Christmas always starts with putting the lights on my tree. Then, I get reminded just how crazy the Christmas season can be.”

  • in_pictures Lydie the kittenSamantha Fryer Ward

    Samantha Fryer Ward: “This is our new kitten, Lydie’s, first Christmas. She is a bit bemused by the sudden appearance of a lot of flashing lights, decorations and indoor foliage.”

  • in_pictures Christmas lightsAlice Benson

    Alice Benson: “My Christmas, a snowflake decoration hanging in my front room.”

  • in_pictures Lights in MoscowIvanna Gray

    Ivanna Gray: “Early morning in Moscow.”

  • in_pictures Two girls with a Christmas pyramidIneke Fisher

    Ineke Fisher: “The magic of a Christmas pyramid for two little girls at the end of a hectic day: my perfect Christmas.”

  • in_pictures Father Christmas on a merry-go-roundJason Fisher

    Jason Fisher: “Santa Claus having fun on the pop-up merry-go-round in our local park. Nice to see him taking some time out before his busy night.”

  • in_pictures Bicycle in a snowy landscapeStan Blade

    Stan Blade: “Winter cycling at 53 degrees north in Edmonton, Canada, will be part of my Christmas.”

  • in_pictures man and his dog in PeruGeraint Rowland

    Geraint Rowland: “An elderly man dresses his dog up at Christmas to earn him some money in Lima, Peru.”

  • in_pictures Dog on a white backgroundRosemary Wilson

    Rosemary Wilson: “Blending into a bean bag, his face says it all.”

  • in_pictures Woman with a catRowena West

    Rowena West: “One of my rescue cats, Feisty, enjoying a little Christmas photo fun – he loved the Christmas hat.”

  • in_pictures Sand snowmanDavid Hammond

    David Hammond: “We stumbled across this ‘snowman’ on a beach getting some winter sun in Cancun[, Mexico,] last Christmas.”

  • in_pictures Christmas tree and slippersAidan Forsythe

    Aidan Forsythe: “My Christmas will involve just putting my feet up and watching some classic Christmas movies.”

  • in_pictures Logs painted as Father Christmas in Costa BlancaAndrew Ward

    Andrew Ward: “Five years ago, these logs were spared from the living-room fire by each being painted as Father Christmas. They spend 11 months a year in the cellar and emerge every December to sit by the front porch, an amusing and unusual greeting for visitors.”

  • in_pictures Knitted snowmenDave Ripley

    Dave Ripley: “Although our children have grown up and moved out, they still look back at the decorations we have with pleasure. This is a knitted group that always brings a smile to our faces and happy memories of family Christmas celebrations.”

  • in_pictures Gingerbread Christmas treeMann Virdee

    Mann Virdee: “A gingerbread Christmas tree I made with my brother and sister on Christmas Eve.”

  • in_pictures People wearing Christmas jumpersJosephine Olley

    Josephine Olley: “Staff at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists are getting into the Christmas spirit by wearing their festive sweaters on #ChristmasJumperDay. They are using non-verbal communication to say the word ‘reindeer’ using Makaton – a language programme that gives everyone a helping hand to talk.”

  • in_pictures Snowmen on a deskUsha Venkat

    Usha Venkat: “My Christmas tradition is to make decoration items with my colleagues at work prior to the holidays. This year, we made snowmen. This year is a milestone celebration with the birth of our first grandchild. I finished the snowman with initials of our grandkid, K, his mom, S, along with my husband’s and mine for the nose and lips. It was a sheer joy and precious moment.”

  • in_pictures Father Christmas on a tractorMartin Boardman

    Martin Boardman: “Rural Australia’s version of Father Christmas doing his deliveries.”

  • in_pictures Christmas socksVerna Evans

    And finally Verna Evans sent in a picture of her Christmas socks. The next theme is “individuality” and the deadline for entries is 7 January 2020. Send pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or follow the link to “Upload your pictures here” below. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to “We set the theme, you take the pictures,” at the bottom of the page.


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