David Cameron and Ed Miliband reveal Christmas cards

Samantha Cameron and David Cameron stand either side of Olympic Torch bearer Kate Nesbitt in their Christmas card. Credit: PA

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.

Justine and Ed Miliband are at their north London home with their children Daniel and Sam in their Christmas Card for this year. Credit: PA

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.

Cameron's team has posted a picture on Twitter of the PM sitting on the train signing the cards: "A lengthy task!" he says Credit: Twitter/David Cameron

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.