Every year, the Kardashian family releases a Christmas card, much like any other family. Unlike any other family, the card is sent to millions of people and is more elaborate than most wedding photos.
This year, the famous family decided to tease their Christmas card kind of like an advent calendar. Every day, Kim Kardashian-West would release a teaser picture of the photo shoot, only dropping subtle hints.
"It's women and children this year," Kardashian-West said. "This year's Christmas card is shot really casually. We're kind of doing [a] jeans-and-T-shirts vibe. Really cute. All the kids are so hard to put together."
But when husband Kanye West made an appearance, it seemed that this year's card would be an entire family affair.
Fans speculated that this Christmas card would be what revealed Kylie Jenner's pregnancy, as sister Khloé confirmed hers just days before.
My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us â¤ï¸ Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
However, when the Christmas card was finally revealed on the 25th, fans noticed not one, but two glaring omissions from the final product.
Kim Kardashian-West shared the final shot on her Instagram account, and people were quick to point out that two members of the family were missing.
Both brother Rob Kardashian and sister Kylie Jenner were missing from the family portrait, which prompted a lot of speculation. If the card really was focusing on "the women and kids", then it could explain Rob's absence, but Kanye's presence in the other photos makes it seem like Rob was purposely left out.
Same goes for Kylie Jenner. The youngest, and almost-billionaire, sister was left out with no explanation, despite the swirling rumors about her pregnancy with boyfriend Travis Scott. She an Khole were suggested to have conceived around the same time, and since Khloe isn't showing in the card, it's probably safe to say that Kylie wouldn't have been either.
Rumors swirled even more when Kylie was noticeably absent from any pictures taken at mom Kris Jenner's annual holiday bash. However, both Kylie and Khloe posted a single photo from the event, which they say proves the youngest Kar-Jenner was there.
"Merry Christmas! People think you weren't there last night," Khloé said to Kylie in one Snapchat video as the younger sister replied: "I was."
One source close to the family says Kylie was there, but she was keeping a low profile.
"Kylie looked great but didn't really draw any attention to her baby bump," the source said. "She still acts like she wants to keep her pregnancy private."
But it's not like the family has totally alienated Kylie and Rob, even though the card may seem like it. Both were at Khloé's house on Christmas morning with the rest of the family to open gifts.