David Cameron and Ed Miliband released very different Christmas cards, with the Camerons releasing an Olympic-themed image, while the Milibands opted for a traditional family shot.
Olympic Torch bearer and war hero Kate Nesbitt features in the Cameron's festive photo, which shows them waving to crowds of schoolchildren outside Downing Street at the height of the Olympic fever.
The Milibands are seen smiling broadly for the camera in the relaxed setting of their north London home, as they embrace their children Daniel and Sam.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg traditionally avoids a staged photograph and uses cards designed by children.
This year he has picked a painting by a young patient at Sheffield Children's Hospital.