Who needs Hallmark? When it comes to Christmas cards, this family has moved into the modern age. A North Carolina family’s video Christmas greeting has gone viral, receiving nearly 7 million hits on YouTube.
According to a December 17 report by WUNC, the stars of the video are Raleigh-based WNCN anchorman Penn Holderness, his wife Kim, six-year-old daughter Lola, and four-year-old son Penn Charles. On Tuesday, Holderness posted a Twitter pic of the stunning total of views his family’s video has received – and it’s nearly doubled since then.
The video, titled “Xmas Jammies,” depicts the family rapping about their year while wearing red and green striped Christmas pajamas. Everything from the kids’ accomplishments to Holderness’s vasectomy is mentioned, and at the end of the video, Kim announces that her husband has quit his job as a news anchor to come and work with her.
Kim Holderness told ABC News the video took a half a day to shoot and 12 hours of editing by her husband.
“I think it’s a pretty honest look and a pretty ridiculous look into the craziness of a modern family,” she said of the video’s appeal. “We’re acting like fools and I’m guessing people like to see other people making fools of themselves. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.”
This is the family’s second annual video Christmas greeting. Check out their 2012 video Christmas card here.