After 24 days of family portraits, and fans analysing every one down the last pixel, the Kardashian-Jenners have given the world ... a massive anticlimax.
For more than three weeks, fans had been convinced that the family's photographic advent calendar, featuring images of the extended clan in multiple groupings, would all lead to a Christmas announcement that its youngest adult, Kylie Jenner, is pregnant with her first child.
Where's Kylie? The youngest Jenner has been missing from the family's advent calendar, leading to heightened speculation she is pregnant. Photo: PA
The 20-year-old, who is dating rapper Travis Scott, is widely rumoured to be expecting, and, once confirmed, would be the third woman welcoming a baby in 2018; Kim and Kanye West are expecting their third child via a surrogate any week now, while her sister, Khloe, last week announced she is pregnant with her first child with her partner, Tristan Thompson.
While fans have been tallying up the tell-tale signs for weeks, they will have to wait just a little longer it seems. Here are five of the best.
1. She was absent from the advent calendar
While everyone from Rob Kardashian to Kendall Jenner, plus a plethora of kids from the clan, appeared in the shots posted each day through December on social media, Kylie Jenner has been conspicuously absent.
After Kim Kardashian West posted the December 25 image, fans were quick to express their disappointment.
Picture this: it's 2037. Nobody's seen Kylie Jenner in 20 years. You're still angry about the 25th day of Christmas. You're life will never be complete.??? Sydnasty (@Sydneydara) December 26, 2017
"I'm not mad, just very disappointed," wrote one Instagram fan.
2. She's been AWOL from social media
Her last Instagram post, on December 14, was to promote her make-up line, Kylie Cosmetics. Observers say it's out of character for her not to have congratulated her half-sister, Khloe, on her pregnancy. Unless, of course, she was keeping it on the down low. On Christmas Eve, she bobbed up with a post promoting an interview with Love magazine, which was conducted by none other than her mother, Kris Jenner.
3. She phoned a friend to accept an award
Speaking of her beauty line, it's been a smash, so much Women's Wear Daily awarded her "newsmaker of the year" at its recent beauty awards. But Kylie wasn't in New York City to accept the award, and sent a friend to pick up the gong.
Okay so Kylie won Newsmaker of the Year at the Beauty Inc Awards and sent Jordyn to attend and accept the award on her behalf.... KYLIE JUST SAY YOUR PREGNANT ALREADY GODDAMN??? T???? (@tiff_nunes) December 7, 2017
4. The baggy clothes
While we're not a fan of one baggy top leading to a raft of "BABY BUMP ALERT" headlines in the tabloids, Kylie has been taking the oversize trend to a whole new level lately.
5. Her mother can't keep her mouth shut
My brother is expecting a baby and trust me, proud grandmas are terrible at keeping secrets. Kris Jenner keeps posting subtle hints about there being a ninth grandchild on the way, which fans are of course reading into way too much.
Thank you so much #burtsbeesbaby @burtsbeesbaby #bbbfamjams for the most amazing collection of family jammies ever and i am obsessed with the plaid !!!!! Can't wait to cuddle up with the kids #holidayseason thank you for a collection for every one of my grandchildren ?????? #blessed #grateful thanks for the idea @oprah !!