Do not take pictures in the late afternoon sun when your kids are wearing dark clothes but their faces are Anglo-Saxon superpale white, especially when you are lazy and just leave it on the auto sport setting . Every single shot I took had their faces completely blown to heck. Very annoying–these were supposed to be Xmas card pics.
There is no “Xmas” controversy. Biblical scholars virtually always use “X” as a shorthand for Christ, because it’s the first letter of the word. So, with 20+ theology classes under my belt, Xmas it is.
Putting needless and geeky Greek lessons into a post about photography is distracting.