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Holderness family’s viral video Christmas card brightens holiday season

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When Penn Holderness and family decided to make their "Xmas Jammies" Christmas card video, they probably didn’t know they’d bring joy to millions. Decked out in their Christmas Jammies (AKA Xmas Jammies), Penn, Kim, Lola and Penn Charles dance, sing, wiggle and giggle to present the recap of their year via video.

The hilarious montage features the family rapping the happenings of 2013 while dancing around in striped pants and red shirts emblazoned with their names. Daughter Lola’s recap includes a medal for the triathalon she participated in, the fact that she can count to 100 in Chinese, and how her reading skills have improved. Son Penn is noted for wearing super hero shirts every day, charming his teachers, and taking a hip hop class. Mom Kim’s claim to fame this year was scoring a sizable part in Iron Man 3 and finishing a race despite getting hit in the face. The family summary wraps up with a comical look at Penn, who apparently had a tiny, almost unmentionable part in Iron Man 3, cut his knee doing the worm, and recovered from a vasectomy much more easily in his Christmas jammies.

The grand finale of the video announces Penn’s decision to leave the anchor desk of WNCN News in Raleigh, NC for a career making videos just like the viral Christmas Jammies video. The video-for-hire website is, comically noted as a “shameless plug” at the end of the Christmas jammies video.

The charming Holderness family obviously loves to have fun because it comes through loud and clear to all who watch the video, leaving us all with a smile on our faces or the thought, “why didn’t I think of that?” Either way, it has served to brighten this holiday season, and possibly inspire others to make their own versions of Christmas video cheer.

You can watch the "Xmas Jammies" video in its entirety on YouTube.

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