We all know Paris Hilton had quite a bumpy year. And, as depicted in her new holiday photo, she just might be bracing for another one.

The provocative Christmas card has been mailed to friends and associates of the 29-year-old socialite (recently nixed from the Nicole Richie wedding guest list), and the message she sends, according to People.com, is as unsubtle as her slinky silver minidress: "Happy holidays to everyone! Love Paris, xoxo"

Perched on an upholstered throne and dressed to the nines, the jet-setter -- who was arrested in August by Las Vegas police on a felony cocaine charge -- is surely hoping to put her 2010 woes behind her. But despite her pout, she's feeling cheerful, reports RadarOnline: "Christmas is my favorite time of year," she says, adding that she plans to spend the holidays soaking up the sun, first in Hawaii, then Mexico.