Inside the Duggar family's happy Christmas celebrations after Josh is thrown in jail for child pornography crimes
INSIDE the Duggar family's joyful Christmas celebrations after their eldest sibling Josh was sentenced to prison for child pornography charges.
The siblings have been active on social media following their brother's guilty verdict earlier this month.
Although Josh will not be participating in holiday festivities, the rest of the family seems to be carrying on with their Christmas plans.
Jinger, 27, shared a sweet photo posing alongside her husband Jeremy Vuolo in front of a Christmas trees.
The pair got all dressed up in fancy attire and posed for the romantic pic together while out and about in Los Angeles.
The Counting On alum wore a conservative, high-neck green dress, with its velvet fabric reaching down to her wrists and extending down to her calves.
She parted her hair slightly to the side and kept it clipped back, and capped off the holiday look by pairing maroon pumps to go with her green frock.
Smiling, she stood close to her husband and rested her left hand lightly on his suit-adorned chest.
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For his part of the sweet photo, Jeremy, 34, wore a crisp, dark suit with a turtleneck underneath, and black dress shoes.
He gelled most of his hair to one side with a deep part and matched his wife with his big smile for the camera.
“Merry Christmas,” Jinger captioned the shot, along with an Xmas tree emoji.
Her younger sister Joy-Anna also enjoyed an evening out with her family to view holiday lights, sharing a series of photos on her Instagram.
In one snap, the reality star posed with her husband Austin Forsyth along with their two children Gideon, three, and Evelyn, one.
The photo captured part of the festive display in the background as the family-of-four smiled at the camera.
The TV star made sure to get some close up pics of her children enjoying the outing, zooming in on her daughter's captivated face while she looked around at the decorative scene.
The tot wore a light pink puffy jacket, keeping her head warm with the pink unicorn hood from her sweatshirt underneath.
Another shot showed the little one wide-eyed while she admired the tasty treats her parent's were indulging in.
Gideon stayed close to her father in a baby carrier while their oldest child enjoyed the attractions on foot.
Joy-Anna snagged a shot of the youngster smiling at the camera while on a pony ride.
The 24-year-old mom also shared a clip of her family taking in the sights while walking through the display.
She captioned the post: "Christmas lights, horse riding & funnel cakes.🎄 I’d say the kids had a pretty enjoyable evening!😉
Swipe ➡️ to see Evy’s reaction to the funnel cake!😂"
Joy-Anna's 29-year-old sister Jessa shared an adorable video of her own on Youtube showing her kids unwrapping their Christmas presents.
The TLC star and her husband, Ben Seewald, had planned to celebrate the holidays by making trips and visiting both families.
At the start of the nearly 17-minute clip, the reality star explained: "We thought it would be fun to set aside a day before all that to do our own little group."
She continued: "We're going to open some little presents."
The married couple is the parents of four children: sons Spurgeon, five, and Henry, four, and daughters Ivy, two, and Fern, four months.
Ivey showed off her "horsey" while Henry was excited about the watch gifted to him.
The children appeared to be in good spirits after opening up their presents.
BAKING COOKIES & DECORATING
It was all about the kids at Amy Duggar's house as well, as she posted a slew of photos of her two-year-old son Daxton, baking cookies, decorating a gingerbread house and admiring the family's Christmas tree.
In one pic, the adorable red-headed tot, who she shares with her husband Dillon King, is holding a tray of red and green cookies while standing in front of the tree.
He smiled wide for the shot while donning a red shirt and gray pants with colorful ornaments on them.
She also focused the camera in on the sweet treats, along with a shot of her little boy putting candy on the gingerbread house.
Amy, 35, included the caption: "It’s a sugary mess over here!! Day 1 & 2 of quarantine. I miss my boutique, my customers and getting dressed up but having fun in pajamas and the extra quality time is the best gift of all! Help me think of some fun quarantine game /activity ideas we can do! 🎄❤️"
CHRISTMAS THEME PARK
Jana also appeared to have some holiday fun with friends along with her brother's Jase, James, and Jed while visiting the Silver Dollar City Theme Park in Stone County, Missouri.
The 31-year-old took to her Instagram Stories to share a series of pics of the group enjoying the festive lights and desserts.
In one snap, everyone gathered together in front of a tunnel of multi-colored lights while bundled up in their winter attire.
She captioned the pic: "Merry Christmas"
In two other shots, Jana posed with her younger brothers as the foursome indulged in pickles and doughnuts.
The reality star also shared a video in a post highlighting the best moments from the day.
Set to the song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from Luther Vandross, Jana captured the group touring the festive city, browsing through shops, and enjoying music sung by carolers.
They also went on an old-fashioned train ride, attended a play, and stopped to take many pics along the way.
The group stayed into the nighttime to admire the town all lit up with holiday decor as well as a light show illuminating off a giant Christmas tree.
She added the caption: 🎄Christmastime is here! ✨
The family's patriarch and matriarch, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, however, have kept quiet on the Duggar's official Instagram account, about their holiday plans amid their son Josh's pornography scandal.
Josh was sentenced to prison on December 9 following a nearly two-week-long trial.
Many of his siblings were in attendance at the trial to offer their support.
Josh was arrested and charged with possessing and receiving child pornography in April 2021.
Upon his guilty verdict, he was immediately taken into custody at Washington County Jail, where he was placed in solitary confinement away from other prisoners for his safety until his sentencing next year.
Amid Josh's sentencing, he was transferred to federal prison for the crime and faces 20 years for each count.
JANA'S LEGAL TROUBLES
Just days after her brother's fate was decided, news broke that Jana had a court battle of her own after she was charged back in September of 2021 with endangering the welfare of a child.
The TV personality posted bail at $430 at the time.
A clerk confirmed to The Sun that Jana's next court date will be on January 10, 2022, at 1.30pm.
Jana explained what happened in an Instagram post calling the incident a "scary accident."
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