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Mug Shots 2014 – Contest Winners Revealed

Here are the winners of our annual Mug Shots Contest!

Our Mug Shots Contest has become something of a tradition at RetroFestive, and our fans didn’t disappoint in 2014. We were thrilled to receive dozens of creative entries from across Canada.

What is a Mug Shot?  For the uninitiated, it is a photo of you or a loved one (or group) posing with a moose mug or any other product purchased from RetroFestive.ca!  We want Canadians to capture their love of the holiday season in fun and unexpected ways.

Such as these Griswolds toasting their burnt tree:

Eddies Long Lost Cousins
Who knew there were more long-lost Griswolds living in Canada?

Or these kids re-enacting their favourite scenes from A Christmas Story:

Ralphie Randy Leg Lamp Canada
Ralphie and Randy Parker pose next to the Old Man’s Leg Lamp

It’s clear to us that Canadians (and their pets) love the leg lamp!

Leg Lamp Cat and Dog
Even pets can’t resist the soft glow of Electric Sex!

It’s heartwarming to know a new generation is growing up with the Charlie Brown tree … and Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo!

RetroFestive Kids
Here are a few of our youngest fans!

But we’ve learned that more than anything, Canucks love them some Griswolds … and Griswold moose mugs! Such as these proud folks:

Christmas with the Carsons
Here are the Griswolds, er, the Carsons enjoying their Clark Griswold Moose Cups
Griswold Gang
These folks are gaga for the Griswolds!

And the Winners Are!

Here is the entry we judged “most creative” in 2014:  For the second year in a row, the John Family of Alberta have “walked away” (pardon the pun) with a full-size leg lamp for their thoughtful and creative entry!

Leg Lamp Conga Line
Just for Kicks: the John Family of Alberta has won “Most Creative” two years running!

$500 Online Shopping Spree Goes To:

Our Grand Prize winner was determined by Random Draw of all eligible entries. A big congratulations goes out to Scott Ainsworth and his elves from Aurora, Ontario. Way to go!

Buddy Elf and Son
Buddy the Elf and crew know that the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to enter the Mug Shots contest at RetroFestive.ca!

Honourable Mentions

All of the photos included in today’s blog post will receive a special Judges Choice prize… including the two photos below (which we loved, but were technically ineligible for the contest since they don’t include a human or pet subject.)

Elf on the Moose Mug
This clever elf has harnessed up a moose mug crew to help Santa out!
Sttuuuck Elf on the Shelf
Triple Dog Dare: Super Hero Edition

Thanks again RetroFestive fans! Get those creative juices flowing to dream up some awesome new ideas for next years contest!