Photo Competition: Parents Share Photos of their Matching ‘Mini Me’ Christmas PJs

New competition challenged Brits to share their best ‘mini me’ photos

It’s that time of year where cute matching pyjamas and coordinated cosy Christmas sweaters are all the rage. Even celebs love to get in on the wholesome action, with famous families from the Rooneys to the Ramseys posing for festive photos last year.

Google searches for ‘matching pyjamas’ are up 48% in the past month alone, and expected to continue through December, and the hashtag #MiniMe has been used more than 9 million times on Instagram. 

To celebrate the wholesome trend, a new competition has crowned the cutest parent-child matching combo, with 55% of entries dressed in matching Christmas PJs.

The contest, launched by Matalan, asked Brits to share their best pictures with their ‘mini me’s’, with outfits ranging from matching Christmas PJs and Halloween costumes to formal suits. Out of all the fantastic entries, Owen Jones, from Stockport was named the winner, and will receive the £500 Matalan gift voucher prize. 

Owen’s winning entry showed his partner and soon to be two year old son, celebrating their first Christmas together in their new home with their matching Christmas PJs.

Owen said: “Wow this is such a surprise! I love spending time with my partner and our (almost!) two year old son, and we can’t wait for us to dress alike in future.”

The fashion experts at Matalan said: “We were seriously impressed with the entries to our Mini Me’s competition. It’s clear that Brits love nothing more than finding an excuse to dress up  with their mini me’s in matching outfits!

“Whether it’s celebrating the festive season in your matching PJs, or putting on your best dress or formal suit for a special occasion, it’s a heartwarming display of affection, and we all know that the adults enjoy it just as much as kids!

“We hope the competition entries help spread some festive cheer as we all get ready to countdown for Christmas – after all, spending time with family is what it’s all about!”

You can see some more of the best entries from the competition below:

Corina Mann and the rest of the ‘Mann Clan’ celebrating Christmas in their favourite matching Christmas pyjamas

Jen O’Connell posted this photo of her and her children in their cosiest matching Christmas onesies.

Jilli Caton and her daughter love their matching Christmas PJs!

Audrey Jestin says that her and her daughter look ‘i-tentacle’ in their octopus pyjamas, we agree!

Henry Perkins and his child show us just how cute and cosy matching Christmas jumpers can be.

Debbie Skerten, posing with her little shadow in their best Christmas sweaters. 

Lisa Feldman shared this adorable family picture. We love the matching PJs!

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Rachel Bartee

Rachel Bartee is a blogger and freelance writer dreaming of a tour round the world to write a story of her greatest life adventure. For the time being, she feels inspired by her daily yoga sessions and studies Interpersonal Relationships.