The Christmas holidays seem to be a perfect time to recharge our batteries for another yearly bender. But for many, it’s quite the opposite. The surveys have shown time and again that huge chunks of population find the “most beautiful time of the year” daunting as they struggle with festive burnout.

For example, a quarter of the British population finds Christmas the most challenging thing in the whole year, with 19% saying it has a fairly negative impact and 7% very negative impact on their mental health, according to this survey. And a similar study on Americans from Slumber Cloud found that a whopping 35% are burnt out on the holiday season before even Christmas arrives.

While there are ways to fight the festive burnout, like practicing mindfulness and setting down your priorities, one of the best ones is to simply have some fun. And by fun, I do not mean hours of grueling last-minute gift shopping or trying too hard to please everyone with your perfect panna cotta. What we mean is taking your silly side out for a walk and imagining that Christmas is a stand-up in a comedy cellar where no pinch of humor would ever be too much.

Below are some of the funniest examples of people greeting Christmas with a humorous twist, and there’s a whole lot to learn from them! Psst! More hilarious Christmas moments can be found in a previous post right here.

#1

Dragons

Dragons

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DUN DUN
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4 months ago

Cuz that's what legends do! Go Diana!

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The Amazon Driver Who Delivered My Package At 6pm On Christmas Eve

The Amazon Driver Who Delivered My Package At 6pm On Christmas Eve

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DUN DUN
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4 months ago

HE DESERVES A RAISE!! AND A BIG TIP!!

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#3

Made Myself A Christmas Jumper

Made Myself A Christmas Jumper

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Pernille Dyre
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4 months ago

I like that...

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Humor is no joke. I mean, it surely is a lot of fun, no doubt about it. But it turns out, it goes a long way in making us feel better emotionally. Having in mind that winter holidays are particularly draining for so many of us, women especially, joking around may be a gateway to a more uplifting and less stressful festive season. No wonder when dinner is over and we can finally lay on our back, giggling over the TV sitcom we like, all these negative emotions go away.

According to psychologist Samantha Symes, the festive burnout which happens so often is rooted in the pressure we put on ourselves. “At this time of year we take on more at work and at home. We want to get home, clean and tidy, and organize the kids, the pets, the holiday—and get it all done by the time we finish up at work so we can start fresh next year,” Syme argues. That’s how a year’s worth of administrative tasks, shopping and celebrations all fall into the timeframe of two weeks.

#4

I Found This Jacket At A Thrift Store And Have Waited 4 Months To Wear It. Merry Christmas

I Found This Jacket At A Thrift Store And Have Waited 4 Months To Wear It. Merry Christmas

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Labellesouris
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4 months ago

Love it! Well worth the wait!

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#5

My 81-Year-Old Grandma Didn't Look Close Enough At The Jumper She Bought For Xmas This Year

My 81-Year-Old Grandma Didn't Look Close Enough At The Jumper She Bought For Xmas This Year

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Jo Johannsen
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4 months ago

That smirk says otherwise. 😉

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#6

Every Year For The Past 7 Years, I've Photoshopped Myself To Be My Own Awkward Family. This Year I Rented An Airb&b So I Could Take Pictures In A Hot Tub (Yes, They Are All Me)

Every Year For The Past 7 Years, I've Photoshopped Myself To Be My Own Awkward Family. This Year I Rented An Airb&b So I Could Take Pictures In A Hot Tub (Yes, They Are All Me)

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Meif’wa Fan
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4 months ago

And Frank

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The end of the year also adds some psychological pressure. “The end of year is a tough time, emotionally. People look around at their families, or they feel the lack of family, or that they should be doing ‘happy families’ but they’re not.”

But what the people in this post have done right is to not take things too seriously and have some fun. Laughter is the best medicine, they say, but is it really? Well, kinda. According to the Mayo Clinic, a good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. One such effect is that by laughing, we stimulate our organs, enhancing our intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulating our heart, lungs and muscles, and increasing the endorphins that are released by our brain.

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Kinda A Selfie? Whatever I Did It For The Old Folks At My Nursing Home And They Laughed. Mission Accomplished. Merry Christmas

Kinda A Selfie? Whatever I Did It For The Old Folks At My Nursing Home And They Laughed. Mission Accomplished. Merry Christmas

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Zena Marsh
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4 months ago

Great idea. Who wouldn't smile?

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#8

Every Christmas Eve I Go To Work In A Different Suit This Is Year 7

Every Christmas Eve I Go To Work In A Different Suit This Is Year 7

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Labellesouris
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4 months ago

Perfect! I'd love to see the previous years!

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#9

I Had A Guy Come Dressed As Santa To Take Photos With My Baby Because I’ve Completely Lost My Mind

I Had A Guy Come Dressed As Santa To Take Photos With My Baby Because I’ve Completely Lost My Mind

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DUN DUN
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4 months ago

Ok, the title makes this waaaay lot funnier

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Moreover, a good laugh activates and relieves our stress response by firing it up and cooling it down. As a result, our heart rate and blood pressure increase and decrease, creating that relaxed ‘had a good laugh’ feeling. And if you’ve been feeling on edge lately, laughing is a great way to relieve that built-up tension. The physical symptoms of stress can be reduced while laughing because it stimulates blood circulation and aids muscle relaxation.

But apart from the short-term effects, celebrating the festive season with a sense of humor is a mindset we all want to have. It aids resilience, eases social situations that otherwise would feel pretty tense, and prevents us from getting into that non-return burnout zone. Not taking things too seriously and simply enjoying the moment should be something we all strive for. Not just on Christmas, but that’s when it should be prescribed by our GPs.

#10

Every Year My Parents Recreate The Christmas Card Our Friends Send Them Of Their Kids, Here’s This Years

Every Year My Parents Recreate The Christmas Card Our Friends Send Them Of Their Kids, Here’s This Years

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Inna Te'o
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4 months ago

This is too cute

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#11

Our First Christmas In Our First Apartment. Funds Are Tight But I Wanted To Make It Fun For Us. His Favorite Part Was The Tinsel

Our First Christmas In Our First Apartment. Funds Are Tight But I Wanted To Make It Fun For Us. His Favorite Part Was The Tinsel

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DUN DUN
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4 months ago

Look at that big ball of floof

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#12

Merry Festive Selfie Day

Merry Festive Selfie Day

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Zena Marsh
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4 months ago

It's different, I like it.

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#13

Decided To Do A Mall Goth Photo With Santa. Turned Out Gloriously. I'm In My Mid 30's (The Blonde)

Decided To Do A Mall Goth Photo With Santa. Turned Out Gloriously. I'm In My Mid 30's (The Blonde)

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Labellesouris
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4 months ago

You are NEVER too old!! I love the look!

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#14

Yet Another Year As The Last Unmarried In The Family

Yet Another Year As The Last Unmarried In The Family

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Where do I submit my wife application?? 😂😂

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#15

The Other Day My Dad Fell Off A 10 Ft Ladder And Through A Drop Ceiling. I Just Happened To Be Walking By And Was Able To Catch Him On His Way Down

The Other Day My Dad Fell Off A 10 Ft Ladder And Through A Drop Ceiling. I Just Happened To Be Walking By And Was Able To Catch Him On His Way Down

This was the tile he went through and now his Christmas present is finished.

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Whatshername
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4 months ago

Subtle... they chose "when" i.o. "if" 😂

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#16

My Dad Didn’t Want My Cat To Feel Left Out This Christmas

My Dad Didn’t Want My Cat To Feel Left Out This Christmas

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Nadia Monteira
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4 months ago

That will buy a lot of catnip ^^

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#17

I Ran Out Of Wrapping Paper And Had To Improvise. It's Nearly Unnoticeable

I Ran Out Of Wrapping Paper And Had To Improvise. It's Nearly Unnoticeable

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

It took my 5 mins to find it! 😂😂

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#18

My Wife Made Me A Coffee Table Book For Christmas. All Quotes Out Of Context Me Gaming With The Buds Online

My Wife Made Me A Coffee Table Book For Christmas. All Quotes Out Of Context Me Gaming With The Buds Online

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DUN DUN
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4 months ago

The nopes are the best😂

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#19

Time To Be Smarter

Time To Be Smarter

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Jill Pulcifer
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4 months ago

We know their names are "Dancer, Prancer and Vixen" and yet we somehow all thought they were male? At least we know our latent misogyny is still working as intended.

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#20

I Didn’t Have An “Ugly Christmas Sweater“ For The Party, So I Made One

I Didn’t Have An “Ugly Christmas Sweater“ For The Party, So I Made One

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Kris
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4 months ago

In Norway most people have upside down stars in their windows for christmas.

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#21

For The 5th Year, My Friends And I Got Christmas Photos Taken At Our Local JCPenney

For The 5th Year, My Friends And I Got Christmas Photos Taken At Our Local JCPenney

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Ola Pe
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4 months ago

Cool😍

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#22

Christmas Hair 4.0

Christmas Hair 4.0

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Deja Katz
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4 months ago

I love the Christmas crazy in her eyes

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#23

My Daughter's Holiday Craft. Need To Talk To Her Kindergarten Teacher

My Daughter's Holiday Craft. Need To Talk To Her Kindergarten Teacher

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Indy
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4 months ago

If she asks how she is born, refer back to her project.

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#24

My Friends Sent Me A Christmas Card With Their Kid's Foot On It. I Don't Have A Kid, So This Is What They're Getting Back

My Friends Sent Me A Christmas Card With Their Kid's Foot On It. I Don't Have A Kid, So This Is What They're Getting Back

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Jill Pulcifer
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4 months ago

Are we sure thats a foot?

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#25

I Got A 3D Printer For Christmas. My Friend Had A Simple Request

I Got A 3D Printer For Christmas. My Friend Had A Simple Request

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DUN DUN
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4 months ago

You got a cowboy friend now!!

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#26

My GF Gets Frustrated That She Has To Share Birthday And Christmas A Few Days Apart. I Decided To Have A Professional Cake Made To Celebrate Her Day

My GF Gets Frustrated That She Has To Share Birthday And Christmas A Few Days Apart. I Decided To Have A Professional Cake Made To Celebrate Her Day

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Hi, I'm Mars!
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4 months ago

Buddy Christ!

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#27

Our Employee Overcooked The Brownies, So We Turned Them Into A Coffee Table. Taking Christmas Pre-Orders Now

Our Employee Overcooked The Brownies, So We Turned Them Into A Coffee Table. Taking Christmas Pre-Orders Now

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elysse
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4 months ago

Haha, the thumbs up shadow!

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#28

Parents Combined Ugly Sweater Outfit

Parents Combined Ugly Sweater Outfit

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Deja Katz
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4 months ago

Eek Rudolph’s got norovirus

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#29

I Took A Picture Of Christmas Lights At The Zoo. This Guy Was Randomly In The Picture. We Liked Him So Much That We Gave Him A Name, Put Him On Christmas Cards

I Took A Picture Of Christmas Lights At The Zoo. This Guy Was Randomly In The Picture. We Liked Him So Much That We Gave Him A Name, Put Him On Christmas Cards

We are mailing them to people without saying who it's from.

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Hermione
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4 months ago

It’s obvious who it’s from. That guy. Jerry.

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#30

Every Year My Parents Send Me Texts Such As "He Is Risen" Or Bible Verses To Me On Religious Holidays. This Year I Decided To Send Them Something

Every Year My Parents Send Me Texts Such As "He Is Risen" Or Bible Verses To Me On Religious Holidays. This Year I Decided To Send Them Something

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Labellesouris
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4 months ago

Oh you are just masterful with this!

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#31

Christmas Cards Are A Success

Christmas Cards Are A Success

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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4 months ago

This is the way.

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#32

Sioux Falls Police Department Arrests Mr. Grinch For Attempting To Steal Holiday Cheer

Sioux Falls Police Department Arrests Mr. Grinch For Attempting To Steal Holiday Cheer

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Yuki Marii
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4 months ago

Poor mister Grinch

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#33

I Heard We're Posting Awkward Holiday Photos. This Is My Friends And Me

I Heard We're Posting Awkward Holiday Photos. This Is My Friends And Me

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Hermione
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4 months ago (edited)

Bottom right looks like Rick from The Young Ones.

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#34

This Amazon Delivery Driver Is Dressed As An Elf

This Amazon Delivery Driver Is Dressed As An Elf

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Peter Bear
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4 months ago

Once again, please pay these people a living wage and fully funded health care. Thank you!

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#35

I Might Have Been A Bit Excited That My New Skates Fit. Merry Christmas

I Might Have Been A Bit Excited That My New Skates Fit. Merry Christmas

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Labellesouris
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4 months ago

I'd be a bit excited that I could balance like that! Merry Christmas!

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#36

Saw This At Work. Merry Christmas Everyone

Saw This At Work. Merry Christmas Everyone

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Jesse Taylor
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4 months ago

It would be "ith", not is.

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#37

Merry Christmas You Lovely People

Merry Christmas You Lovely People

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Jono
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4 months ago

I’d wear those 😂

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#38

My Friend’s Family Christmas Card

My Friend’s Family Christmas Card

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Whatshername
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4 months ago

Djeez, I only see one thing. Technically two things. Now I understand why my mom always told me to cover up just a bit more.

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#39

All These Chests And So Little Rump. Allow Me To Rectify

All These Chests And So Little Rump. Allow Me To Rectify

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William Holmes
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4 months ago

Great ass n legs actually!

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#40

I Love My Dad. This Is Where He Put His X-Mas Gift

I Love My Dad. This Is Where He Put His X-Mas Gift

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DUN DUN
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4 months ago

The painting approves

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