The Jamie Dimon Family and the Kardashians Send Panoramic Season’s Greetings; Suggestions on What to Get a Millionaire for Christmas; and A Family in the Bronx Says Who Needs Tens of Thousands of Christmas Lights When You Have a Few Dozen Mannequins

Jamie Dimon is the oft-embattled CEO of J. P. Morgan Chase. The Dimon family’s 2013 Christmas card is a panoramic shot that has to be viewed in sections to be appreciated. At least one commentator has suggested that it looks like a Ralph Lauren advertisement:

Dimon Xmas Card 2013

Not to be outdone, the Kardashian family has reportedly spent $250,000 on this panoramic extravaganza of a family holiday portrait:

Kardashian Xmas Card 2013 [1] Kardashian Xmas Card 2013 [2]

In case you were wondering what to get a millionaire for Christmas, Melia Robinson offers some suggestions in a piece for Business Insider [http://www.businessinsider.com/gifts-for-millionaires-2013-12?op=1].

The suggestions include a surrealistic family portrait by a famous photographer or artist (I am not sure whether the Dimons and Kardashians got the idea from Robinson or vice versa, but clearly for the Dimons and especially Kardashians, Robinson’s idea of the surreal is too subtle):

Surrealistic Family Portrait

If the millionaire on your list already has a surreal family portrait or is estranged from his or her family, there are many other alternatives, including this:

Dinosaur Skeleton

Yes, a triceratops in the foyer of your sprawling mansion is apparently the latest thing.

But a family with a much more modest home in the Bronx has decided that, instead of attracting the attention of their neighbors, passers-by, and the media by turning their house and small yard into a blinding extravaganza of Christmas lights, they would fill it with mannequins dressed either in period costumes or as well-known contemporary celebrities:

Bronx Xmas House 1

Bronx Xmas House 2

3 thoughts on “The Jamie Dimon Family and the Kardashians Send Panoramic Season’s Greetings; Suggestions on What to Get a Millionaire for Christmas; and A Family in the Bronx Says Who Needs Tens of Thousands of Christmas Lights When You Have a Few Dozen Mannequins

    • If these people are free to be this self-indulgent, then I think that I am free to be however self-indulgently snarky this post happens to be. In fact, especially if compared to most of the commentators whom you cite in your post on your own blog, I believe that I largely let the card speak for itself.

      Income inequality has become so pronounced in this country that I think that the argument that someone “earned” it, so it’s his business how he spends it loses a lot of its resonance.

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