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41 Years of #SWAwesome Holidays!

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You know every family has their fair share of awkward holiday photos through the years.  The crazy haircuts, the holiday sweaters, and the strange props make these Holiday photos memorable for years and years!  Sometimes, if you were lucky enough, mom would share those photos via Holiday card with friends, relatives, and fortunately for us…co-workers!  At Southwest Airlines we have a time honored tradition of celebrating the Holidays to the extreme! 

Our Employees LUV to get in the spirit and share holiday cheer!  In the halls of the Southwest Airlines Headquarters, in Dallas, TX, lurk some of the best treasured memories of past holidays.  In the images below, we’ll share with you the best of the best Southwest Airlines Holiday Cards and photos that have been shared through the years.  These cards and photos have been shared with the Company by real Employees and Customers. 

Our Social Media Team provided captions to help bring the images to life, but feel free to share with us your best photo captions!  Or, upload your own funny holiday photos and share with us on Instagram or Twitter using the Hashtag #SWAwesome
 
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Southwest: Having FUN and modeling our tackiest Christmas sweaters since 1971!  Happy Holidays!
 
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1988 called… and wanted to wish you a Happy Holidays!  Oh, and it also made you a mix tape full of its favorite hair bands. Rock on!

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Santa Claus and his upgraded sleigh.

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Hope your Holiday Season is Puuurrrrrfect!

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I don’t always fly on an airplane during the holidays, but when I do, I fly Southwest Airlines. – Santa

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Santa’s Helpers Fly SWA!

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Southwest Airlines: Your Personal Air Chauffeur!

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Who needs reindeer when there’s TJ LUV?

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Santa touches down in Columbus for a photo op! 

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A Classic display of Warrior Spirit and holiday cheer!

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Christmas in Texas Y’all!

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Because nothing says Happy Holidays like ornaments with heads in them!

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’tis the season of giving!  Happy Holidays!

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Hope your holiday season is a splash!

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Southwest Airlines is proud to give you the Freedom to Fly. And we even got you these golden reindeer! Okay, fine. They’re chocolate. Season’s Greetings! 

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Did anyone ask the golden bear if this was okay with him?  …and has anyone seen my red vest?

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Don’t worry, girls, Phil called and he is on his way.  But he has some questions about this year’s outfit.

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You know you’re in Texas when people are wearing shorts in a Christmas picture and still smiling.

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There’s something on the wing.  Some… THING!

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Tom’s gotten really good at whittling, but he can’t stop showing off his work. 

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Wait so… does this thing have a chimney?

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There are precisely two normal things going on in this picture. Can you name them?

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Charity break!  If you clicked on this picture, go and spread some holiday cheer in your community!

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Okay, once you see the sleigh, we gotta move fast if we’re gonna take off after him!

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Uh, Santa?  I think we better turn around and pick up the other reindeer.

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Get out there and give back this Christmas season!

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Gals, do you think anyone noticed that I reused my Robin Hood costume from Halloween?

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Two satisfied Customers!

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Exact replica of one of our planes. But right?

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I think the shoes have poms on them, and that is in no way disappointing.

 

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It’s no apple, but I think we can detach the star and time it appropriately to ring in the New Year!