It’s no surprise that the Duggar family loves Christmas.
Of course, they don’t celebrate the holiday the way that most Americans do.
As with just about everything else they do, the Duggars keep the focus on their religious beliefs, eschewing customary traditions and designing their festivities as a “birthday party for Jesus.”
But while they’ve been vocal in their criticism of the consumerism that they feel distracts from the religious significance of the season, the Duggars allow for some traditional celebrations.
They exchange gifts, enjoy a big family meal, and pose for an annual Christmas photo.
Of course, that last part doesn’t necessarily take place during the Christmas season.
As you can see in the photo below, it looks as though the Duggars posed for their yearly pic in the warmer months.
Aside from the weather, there are other indications that the photo is not a very recent one.
Josh and Anna Duggar welcomed a fifth child back in September, and as many fans have pointed out, the baby is nowhere to be seen in this year’s Christmas photo.
Of course, most of the fans who posted Josh-related comments were less concerned about the absence of his youngest child and more angry with the fact that he was included in the photo at all.
In the immediate wake of the Josh Duggar sex scandals, the disgraced former lobbyist was seldom seen on his family’s social media pages.
These days, he makes frequent appearances on the Duggar’s official Facebook, and many are concerned that that’s a sign of what’s to come.
But not everyone who dissected the movie under a magnifying glass took issue with the inclusion of Josh.
No, some focused on Joy-Anna Duggar and the way she’s positioned in the shot.
As you’ve likely heard by now Joy-Anna is pregnant with her first child, and there’s some debate as to how far along she is.
Joy says she got pregnant on her honeymoon, but many believe she actually got knocked up prior to marrying Austin Forsyth back in May.
If that’s the case, it would mean that Joy and Austin violated the Duggar’s famous rules of courtship.
The family’s efforts to remove Joy from the public eye and hide her baby bump in photos has only fueled speculation that the 20-year-old newlywed is misleading fans.
And then there’s the matter of Derick Dillard.
Dillard was recently fired by TLC after launching a homophoboic tirade against fellow network star Jazz Jennings on Twitter.
Many feel that Derick should be removed not only from the show, but from all Duggar-related media.
Clearly, the Duggars themselves disagree.
Yes, these days the Duggars can’t even post a Christmas photo without sparking numerous debates on social media.
It’s all in a day’s work for the ultra-conservative clan.
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