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I can't tell you how psyched I am about Halloween this year. Not because of the near perfect weather, the chance to check in with neighbors, the fun block parties, or the increasingly skimpy adult female costumes (whoever is responsible for this trend deserves a medal, in my opinion - Kim begs to differ).
It's because for the first time in my life, I get to go trick or treating with my kids.
As a former local news anchor, Halloween always happens at the start of a period called "November Sweeps." You CAN'T take time off from work, and at my station I was at the anchor desk until about 8:00pm. I'd rush to my neighborhood (well, not "rush" - there are like a billion kids stumbling through the street like drunken sailors) and find my kids, and see them knock on two doors before they crash from the impending sugar coma. Not enough time.
So this year I am making up for lost time. I am picking the kids up from class and we are getting dressed immediately. I am taking enough pictures to fill up a NORAD server. I am toasting pumpklin seeds. I am setting up an adult margarita station in my driveway for pregame.
Oh, and I am wearing exactly what my kids want me to wear. But that's the rule now, anyway, right?
Sure, I love the ironic, irreverant, borderline insensitive costume. This year it'll be the Ebola Hazmat suit, Breaking Bad Guy, or "Zombie Anyone Famous who Died This Year". But those are for adult parties.
For the 31st, PARENTS WEAR WHAT THE KIDS WANT.
Which means this year, there will be 6,238,549 families dressed in Frozen costumes this coming week.
Don't believe me? Check out Google's costume predictor for most used outfits this year!
I mean, the movie came out LAST YEAR!
Granted, this will probably be the last big cash influx of the Frozen Empire, but we are contributing, once again. There was never any doubt. In JANUARY, Lola and Penn Charles came into the kitchen and assigned the costumes. She's Elsa, he's Olaf, Kim's Anna, I am the Moose, or Reindeer, or whatever. Discussion over.
But how fun is it to dress up as a family in the same theme? I love the "Team Halloween" concept. Sure, the costumes invariably look ridiculous on the grown-ups, but the kids LOVE it, and the parents can get in on the action as well, instead of skulking at the edge of the lawn, awkwardly waving and waiting for the kids to run back to them. We are allowed to have fun, too, right?
We hope you enjoy our Halloween Video. We had a blast making fools of ourselves, once again. The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Their video, “Xmas Jammies", has been viewed almost 15 million times.
Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.
Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola (7) and Penn Charles (4) are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last part is a lie). .
About the Holderness Family
The Holderness Family creates original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie). Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles publish music videos, Vlogs and special YouTube challenges to this channel every Tuesday and Friday. Our viewers have become our family and we try our best to respond to comments, suggestions and special requests! Subscribe to be part of this crazy family! SUBSCRIBE!