Family Christmas Photos Made Easy

It is the time of year to start sending out your family Christmas photos! If you’ve taken family photos before, then you know precisely how difficult it is to take a group picture, especially if you have small children and pets! However, there is no denying that we’ve been through a lot this past year, so it’s more important than ever to show off your family’s cheer! So let theLAShop help get your family Christmas photo-ready!    

Pick A Theme With Your Christmas Props 

If you have no focus when you’re picking out your Christmas or holiday props, then you may end up with a cluttered, nonsensical mess! Before you begin your Christmas shopping, think about the type of picture you want to have. Your holiday decor will control the entire mood of your picture! Be creative and paint a scene with your mind. Here are a few are things you should consider before you take your Christmas photos: 

  1. Colors. Forget traditional Christmas colors and pick creative colors. For example, try pink and black! 
  2. Props. There is nothing wrong with props, but the focus of the photo is your family. You can have a few props but stick to specific themes instead of several types of random Christmas toys. 
  3. Outfits. There is nothing cuter than an entire family dressed in a costume! Pick a standard color or costume you all can wear! 

Get A Closeup   

Pictures that are too far away lose their substance. Placing your subject closer to the camera will increase the focus on your subject. Experiment with different camera lenses to get the right angle and creative perspectives. 

Surround the Camera with Ring Lights 

 A great tip to set up your ring lights is surrounding your camera with at least two larger ring lights! The bright and soft lights on both sides will set a warm glow on your subject. Ring lights are known for their flattering brightness and adjustable warmth.       

Create a Background With Lights 

To create beautiful starry effects in the Christmas lights, consider using small apertures and long exposures. With small apertures, you’re utilizing diffraction to create start bursts. If you include people or other moving subjects in your photo, consider merging multiple images in a composite.

Christmas in Los Angeles 2021

After countless months of waiting, Christmas in Los Angeles 2021 is finally here! Unfortunately, due to the worldwide emergency, only a few businesses could operate under heavy restrictions to keep Los Angeles residents safe. However, this year, many Los Angeles businesses are open, which gives us time to enjoy the festive activities we love so much! 

TheLAShop: Los Angeles Christmas Store 

Are you looking to add some modern LA-style to your home? Then, we’ve got exactly what you need! 

Check out our Christmas Decorations.  

We have an extensive collection of Christmas LED lights that are remotely operated and can change to a myriad of vibrant colors. Take a look at our extensive collection of lights, including solar-powered and smart lights.  

Los Angeles Christmas Events

Now that Los Angeles is back open, there is more than enough to do! Listed below are some of our favorite events and scheduled getaways! 

Christmas Tree Lane. We all know Los Angeles for our beautiful palm trees and fresh grasslands, but this marvelous mile-long driveway becomes a lighted Christmas Wonderland each winter! Take a beautiful drive-through adventure Christmas Tree Lane this winter as the drive-through is open until January 7th. 

South Coast Botanic Garden’s GLOW. This twinkly adventure is a fantastic after-hours walking tour. Beginning right after Thanksgiving, this magical park is a multicolored garden of bright lights, nature, and beauty that is a must-see! 


Beverly Hills. The Beverly Hill Christmas Lights are only comparable to that of Time’s Square. If you enjoy the city, shopping, delicious restaurants, and the high-energy vibe of happy tourists, you have to stop at Beverly Hills. Take the time out to view our beautiful city at its most beautiful time of year.

Los Angeles Christmas Tree Farms

Are you looking for a fun and fresh Christmas tree? In Los Angeles, you must get your trees from specific places, but there are only some worthwhile places! Your Christmas decorations begin with your Christmas tree, so you have to get the right one. 

Take a look at our favorite unique and creative Christmas tree ideas!

Mr. Jingles Christmas Trees. Mr. Jingles is celebrating its 20th year of Christmas joy! They are known for their fresh cuts and delivery as the trees are removed one one-two days before delivery. 

Stay Home | Los Angeles Restaurants Open Christmas Day 



Christmas is a national holiday, so it is understandable if a restaurant is closed on that day. However, theLAShop is here for you. Forget about going out to a restaurant on Christmas day and enjoying a home-cooked meal! Deep frying is one of the easiest and quickest ways to cook tasty treats in your home! 

Check out these Deep Fried Christmas Snacks and Ideas!

Deep-fried foods can match almost any diet! As a matter of fact, check out one of our favorite vegan deep-fried dishes: Vegan Deep-Fried Mozzarella Discs!

Vegan Deep-Fried Mozzarella Discs


    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup nondairy milk
    • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Egg replacer equivalent of 2 eggs

  • Directions:

    Step 1: Separate flor, milk, and breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls 

    Step 2: Carefully take the MozzaRissella and evenly coat it in flour, then in the nondairy milk, and finally in the breadcrumbs. 

    Step 3: Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375°F.

    Step 4: Fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown 

    Step 5: Drain on paper towel for 5-10 minutes 

    Step 6: Server with parsley and marinara sauce for dipping 

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    Enjoy the Winter with TheLAShop 

    We have a lot to be thankful for this year. In 2021, it is more important than ever to spend time with the ones we love. So connect with your family and friends virtually this year. 

    Many statewide restrictions are put in place to keep us healthy and protected. Though this change may take some time to adapt to, it does not mean that we still can’t enjoy our current lives. Spend this time safely with your immediate families, and appreciate the time you have together. 

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