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Michigan student pulls epic Christmas prank

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 16:38:49-05

The Holidays are a time for family, fresh baked cookies and of course, awkward family Christmas cards. But one Michigan college student has taken the concept to a new level.

Looking to "baffle his aunts, uncles and especially grandparents," Joshua Brassow decided to splurge on professionally-photographed Christmas cards this year — with a fake family.

Brassow first took to Cragslist to hire his "wife" and "kids," offering $20 apiece and free copies of photos. 

 

TLDR; ; Student wants to play a prank on his real family with a fake family for the holidays

 

After picking his family, Brassow dressed them in traditional Christmas garb — turtlenecks, ugly sweaters and Santa hats — and paid a photographer $50 for photos.

 

 

Here's to wishing Josh, "Bone-Crusher," "Blade" and "Thor" a very Happy Holiday. 

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.