The troubled star's holiday greeting shows little hint of the ruckus to come

By People Staff
Updated December 28, 2009 10:00 AM
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Looks like Charlie Sheen didn’t expect to get coal – or police handcuffs – this Christmas.

In the TV star’s holiday card, sent out well before his arrest Friday on domestic-violence charges, Sheen, 44, is grinning broadly alongside wife Brooke Mueller and their twin boys in Los Angeles – giving no cause to suspect that he’d be spending his Christmas in jail, and the the two would be headed to counseling.

On the right side of the same card, Mueller’s family poses together in Palm Beach, wearing noticeably less festive outfits. “Happy Holidays From All of Us to You!” the card reads merrily underneath.

Apparently, happy holidays were one gift Santa didn’t bring the Sheen family this year.