| Dec 2013


To all the people we love :

Merry Christmas! For the second straight year we’ve decided to make our annual Xmas newsletter…like this. We hope it gets you in the holiday spirit.

couple things :

we had a blast making this! We shot and edited all of it ourselves (except for an hour of photog work from our friend, Kristin Stepneski, who I’m sure now thinks we are slightly insane.

Special thanks to Will Smith for letting us rip off “Miami”.

We are so lucky to have so many incredible people in our lives. We smile every time we walk by our mantle and see all your cards, letters, and photos of beautiful families. Please keep in touch and come see us in Raleigh.

Penn, Kim, Lola and Penn Charles

  • Peggy Harris

    Can’t wait to see what you do with this blog, Penn!

  • Michael Isgett

    Dude, this is the greatest video!

  • Diana Bryant

    Wow…just wow! I enjoyed the video so much I had to watch it twice. What a beautiful family! Merry Christmas from Monroe, NC!

  • Joy

    I love this video!! AWESOME!!

    • Peace

      the video was fantastic. God bless you all

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  • Melanie Martin

    absolutely adorable!!!!!! loved it

  • https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.glach Lorraine Glach

    Love the VIDEO!!!

  • Milt

    Love the Video…but seems to me you have given credit to Will Smith for a tune ” And the beat Goes On” which was a hit originally for “The Whispers.”

  • Michael Tacto

    This was wonderful. Best video I’ve seen in a while. Merry Christmas

  • kingsley

    lovly. u inspire my family. keep up d good work.

  • http://about.me/edjamesdesign EJ

    Dear Kim & Penn,
    Just watched your jammies video.
    I could use your help.
    Reply appreciated.
    ps. Love your family! Thanks for sharing.

  • https://www.facebook.com/juli.g.sawyer Juli Grunden-Sawyer Wood

    Amazing video card! I showed it to the 5 teenagers who “reside” in my house and one out on his own and told them we were doing the same thing next year… Shockingly I did not get a positive reception. hmmm? ๐Ÿ™‚ But it did make them smile which is no small feat. Happy Holidays to you!

  • Dave

    I’ve never met you guys, but I think it’s safe to call this the greatest homemade holiday video of all-time. Very nicely done Holdernii. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014.

  • Helle S.

    Awesome!!! Merry Christmas from Denmark!

  • Brownfreckled mommy

    Loved it!
    Merry christmas from Stockholm (Sweden)!

  • https://www.facebook.com/prowsingtheweb Leigh

    Absolute genius!! just shared the vid here in the UK, no one can ever make a family Christmas video again, it won’t ever be as good as this ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas

  • http://affordableelegancefloral.com Tracy Park

    Good GOD now tats funny~~

  • http://www.wade4wireless.com wsarver1

    The video was great, thank you for the entertainment!



  • http://www.elfstones.com Liz Blum

    Thank you, Penn and family. Without getting into details, you’ve made what has been a very hard time bearable simply by the roaring-out-loud, rolling-on-the-floor, embarrassing-myself-at-work moment I experienced when I first saw your video. Congratulations on spreading a virus that should never have a vaccine. Brightest blessings to you and yours… Liz

  • Kaela

    Literally the best video I have ever seen. I laughed so hard. Ive watched the video 5 times just this morning.

  • https://www.facebook.com/beckykauffman Becky Kauffman

    where’s last year’s!

  • Veronica Starr

    Love it!!! You have a wonderful family! God bless!

  • https://www.facebook.com/cierra.jardouin Cierra

    OMG I love this video! People are losing the holiday spirit but this video is a true reminder of taking on tradition in a new way! So inspiring!

  • http://apassionforthepen.wordpress.com apassionforthepen

    Awesome card. Beautiful family! New follower to your blog, looking forward to reading. Never lose that spirit. You guys rock!

  • Daniel

    Hey, I saw your video. Then I came here looking for more. Saw the one from last year. Very impressive. I expect 10 more to be posted before the weekend. Oh, and thank you.

  • http://thegirlwithadhd.wordpress.com thegirlwithadhd

    This just put so much joy in my day ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  • Brett

    Awesome video!

  • http://realfitrealfoodmom.com LeAnn @ Real Fit, Real Food Mom

    We loved it! I just watched this with my 4 year old daughter and she is now in her room singing, “In my Christmas jammies…” ha! Of course, at the end, I saw this site and had to check it out! Looks fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://realfitrealfoodmom.com Real Fit, Real Food Mom

    We loved it! I watched it with my 4 year old daughter and she is now in her room singing, “In my Christmas jammies…” ha! Of course, at the end, I saw your website and had to check it out. Looks like fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://marcellaco.wordpress.com marcellaco

    My Family and I loved your video…..we just might do one ourselves…Seriously!!!.
    From: The Penn Family…..Seriously!!

  • Jeannie

    I love your Christmas jammies video….and the jammies too, by the way! Merry Christmas!

  • Joel


  • Bernadette Baillargeon

    Love the creativity of including family. Can you tell me where I can purchase these Christmas Jammie’s ?

  • Kashi

    that was seriously the cutest thing ever! good luck in your new career, it’s clear you have a knack for videos!

  • http://www.arizonavideocompany.com/ Patrick Sipperly

    Love the video. Having a gorgeous family helps!

  • Megan

    Love this! Your children will be forever famous:):)

  • https://www.facebook.com/sandra.clem.1 Sandra Clem

    I really loved the family Christmas video. Your family is a hoot!! Thank you for sharing.

  • http://juliemphillips.scentsy.ca Julie Phillips

    Your video is incredible!!! Love it…may just have to show this to my Grade 5 students!! Love the natural silliness too…it really shows what your family is like!!

  • Mimi Fallo

    Awesome Video!!! Look forward to whats next ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Holidays

  • Melissa

    Best. Parents. Ever! Great job everyone!

  • PLD

    I absolutely LOVE it!!! I’m so inspired!! Thanks for daring to share about the wonderful happenings with your family! I send video text messages regularly to my family and friends and now I see a video in my future! rotfl!! Thanks again and Merry Christmas!!

  • Fouzia

    Superbe vidรฉo, vue avec les enfants qui l’ont trouvรฉe “trop bien” !
    Bonjour de France.

  • keelan

    Love it! Although, it does make me feel a bit like a slacker.

  • Kalina

    This is so precious! What a great way to spend time and have fun with your family! Happy Holidays from Bulgaria!

  • Robin Dance

    Brilliant. FANtastical. And a thousand more words that make Charlie Sheen’s #winning look like #losing. #huh?

  • Bob L.

    You guys are an absolute RIOT! As Ron Burgundy would say, “You stay crazy Xmas Jammy Family!”

  • Roy

    Great video! Beautiful family…My wife and I must of watched it like 5 times!!

  • http://www.EsteroBonitaHomes.com Erica Michaels


  • Tosja

    I LOVE the Christmas video!! I really enjoyed it. What a beautiful, fun, family! I would love to have a family dinner at your house! Keep on doing what you do- it’s awesome! Great work. Glad I ran across this on Facebook and now looking forward to your posts in my inbox! Thanks for sharing your work and beautiful family!

  • http://baileyboatcat.wordpress.com baileyboatcat

    Pawesome! I love you guys! Merry Christmas from your new furiend Bailey!

  • Christian

    Penn! I knew I recognized you from somewhere when I saw your video. I saw you on the news at my mother’s boyfriends house! And possibly saw you guys on the Iron Man 3 set…pretty cool.

  • http://Theprepacademycinco@gmail.com Sabrina Williams

    This is so very funny, and entertaining!

  • http://twitter.com/king_of_canvas Adrian Salamunovic (@king_of_canvas)

    Hi there- great video. Tried Thegreenroom but it’s down. Check out http://www.canvaspop.com. I see your family is a big fan of canvas prints. Maybe we can work together to create a promotional video. adrian@canvaspop.com

  • http://oregongreenacres.wordpress.com Denise Fennell

    Loved the video! When something puts a smile on my face like you all did, how can I not follow you ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep it up, the world needs you! **insert super hero music here**

  • http://nanskimtn.wordpress.com NancyE

    Viral video brought me here — ๐Ÿ™‚ You guys are adorable and so much fun. Wish my family would get into doing a video like that one! Well done! Looking forward to following you!

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  • https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.s.melton Bonnie Clark

    It’s ridiculous how many times I’ve watched this. Merry Christmas Holderness Family- good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  • https://www.facebook.com/tygrshel Michelle A. Dulin

    I love your Christmas jammies! The video was awesome too. Merry Christmas, Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles! Thank you for sharing.

  • Sukhjit

    Hello, I have just fell in love with your family. Thanks for putting a smile on my face to what started out as a really shitty day. You guys are awesome. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas from Canada.

  • Marjorie Baker

    Love the video – had to look you up as soon as it was done! Good luck in your adventures and hope you and the family have a FANTASTIC Christmas!!

  • NYC Fan

    Penn – you are an inspiration to middle aging dudes – hold on, I need tweeze my nose and ear hair now… Thanks for the laughs and Merry Christmas guys!

  • Buddy

    I feel like Buddy the elf watching your Christmas videos. They are both my favorite.

  • https://www.facebook.com/julie.n.farmer.1 Julie Norton Farmer

    Love the video! Can you guys come over for Christmas?

  • Chris

    Are those Christmas jammies? Loved it! Congrats on a successful year and best wishes on your new adventure! Also, welcome to the CrossFit community! You guys rock!

  • samantha

    Love it, you guys have a great sense of humour, ‘A family that plays together stays together’, as they say here in Australia what a ripper of a video., Merry Christmas to you all!!

  • Mike

    your video is awesome. Good luck to you and your family in your new venture!

  • http:www.balladman.com Ron

    Very cute and loads of fun to share with so many across the net. Thank you…and Happy Holidays from Connecticut…

  • https://www.facebook.com/Claus.E.Larsen Claus Esmark Larsen

    This is hilarious, but you are setting the bar so high for the rest of us. Have a great Christmas

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/waynelesperance/ Wayne Lesperance

    As brilliant as it was entertaining! You are going to be hugely successful.
    Happy Holidays to the whole family

  • Laura Martin

    Where did you get your family’s matching, personalized p.j.’s, Penn? Would love to get them for my daughter and me.

  • Art

    Really great! Iยดm a little happier right now thanks to you

  • Patty PT

    Love the video! Well done. Where did you get your jammies?

  • https://www.facebook.com/freda.mitchell1 Freda Mitchell Griffith

    This just totally made my day!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  • Max Williams

    You’re my hero!

  • Nelva Thomas

    From Germany, Europe..super like. I watched several times already! thanks.

  • Camille

    Absolutely fallen in love with your family! You guys remind me so much of my own family, except you are all so much more creative and talented and good looking… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!! Good luck in your new production company!

  • http://www.daddyspace.co.uk James Gibson (DaddySpace)

    I have just watched the video it is the best viral thing I have seen for ages thanks

  • Lisa

    Oh my… Loved this!

  • dee

    I love your FAMILY, you guy’s Rock! #adoptme …….lol

  • http://passionsproverbsandme.blogspot.com Lisa Larsen

    This video is truly inspired! You have officially put my Christmas letter to shame. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your lovely family.

    The Larsen Family

  • http://passionproverbsandme.wordpress.com lisam2012

    Your video is truly inspiring! My Christmas letter has officially been put to shame. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your lovely family.

    The Larsen Family

  • Rae Thompson

    It’s all over Facebook!! My friends from Fayetteville to Charlotte to Buffalo, NY all have it posted on their page. It’s spreading like wildfire guys…and I’m so happy when I get to say, that’s Penn Holderness from the WNCN news!! #RaleighRocks

  • Angela

    I am not normally a blog follower but I am definitely going to follow you. Love what you guys are doing! Life doesn’t always have to be so serious and you show us that in your video. Love it!

  • Brittiny

    What was the role on Iron Man? I see Kim’s but now I’m going to have to watch for Penn’s!

  • Stephanie

    Where did you get your Christmas jammies?

  • http://franmahoganymom.blogspot.com/ Fran Edwards

    You guys are so great! This is what the holiday (and family) is about! I know you’re not an African American family, but I’d love to have you follow my blog!! http://franmahoganymom.blogspot.com/. Keep making videos and reminding us of how important it is to be funny and take time out to do ‘stuff’ with our kids!!!

  • http://n/a Kelly

    Wha-Wha-What!? Wicked smart=:) Congratulations on all the success that will come from this!

  • http://gravatar.com/jenniferbrennanphotography Jennifer Brennan Photography

    Your family is too cute. Thanks for making me smile. Merry Christmas. Keep posting these awesome videos please.

  • MissMoni

    This was an AMAZING video!!! It brightened my day!

  • http://www.thepokercapitalist.com Paul

    This really is a hilarious video.. Good work


  • Colleen

    Awesome Job! Had to watch it twice and check out last year’s video card. What a fun family!

  • https://www.facebook.com/rachel.belton Rachel Belton

    Hi guys! This is the Belton family from the UK, just watched your Christmas video, LOVED IT!!! best thing Ii have seen all year! You guys are HOT!!!!!! your kids are cute, the lyrics were GREAT!! Kim, your face, the expressions, priceless!! Penn, well, geez, you are a married man and your wife is a lucky, lucky woman ;)!!! thank you for making me smile! Merry Christmas!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/lina.linute.35 Lina Linute

    Cool,like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dawn Settle

    Love it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Those kids are so talented! Happy Holidays from all of us in Burlington.

  • Trisha S

    Merry Christmas! Wonderful video!~

  • Chris P.

    Dear Kim & Penn,
    Absolutely loved watching both of your videos (twice now)
    So positive and inspiring!
    You bring out the very best with the Christmas spirit.
    You are a beautiful family!
    Merry Christmas to all of you from Niagara Falls, Canada!

  • Jen

    Seriously, that was amazing!!

  • Maggie B

    this is amazing! u are a talented, loving bunch. so glad it went viral so i got to see it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ana Quevedo

    Love your video!!fantasstic!!!Have a happy christmas from canary islands!!

  • Mark Schmandt

    Mark: Where did you get those ‘jammies’?

  • danny

    loved the video cute kids oh and wife

  • Tommy

    a coworker just passed on the link for christmas jammies. nothing but smiles in the office at the millercoors fort worth brewary! awesome family. best wishes and merry jammie christmas! : – )

  • Terry

    What a great way to get the whole family involved in spreading the family Christmas cheer.. the video is good fun….showed it to my 9 yr old granddaughter and she thinks it fantastic!!
    Merry Christmas from the Finley-Perron Family in Welland, Ontario, Canada. EH ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susie

    Going viral over here in the UK! Awesome video, hope to see more. Merry Christmas you guys!
    Suze xx

  • Grace

    so cute…I salute you for doing this….super cute! Merry Christmas to your family!

  • https://www.facebook.com/r3dfl4ck4l M Jackson Von Doobz


  • Tracy

    Just love you guys, thanx for the smiles you gave our family! You are an adorable family! ๐Ÿ™‚ have a wonderful christmas! God bless ya’ll!

  • Natalia Kapsalis

    Haha! You guys are adorable. I sent this to everyone I know. Watched it once myself and once with the hubby. Fave laugh out loud parts: Daddy shaking his booty (your daughter’s face is priceless!) and the vasectomy. I was sure when you pointed to the empty stroller seat you would announce a pregnancy, so literally snorted diet coke out of my nose when you mentioned the snip. Glad that you went viral! Tried to go to the greenroom but I think it’s gone down from so much traffic. I’ll keep checking back. Good luck with that whole thing!

  • raj

    Kim looks like angelina jolie

  • http://gravatar.com/jmr75 Jackie

    Love your material! Just told the hubby we need to step up our game. You’ve set the bar high for spreading Christmas cheer.

  • http://www.poulios.com K

    Such an awesome video with creativity my brain just can’t comprehend. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jennifer Turner

    that was adorable. Such a cute family!

  • Jason

    Just saw the Jammie’s video!! Love love love it. I’m now a blog follower!

  • Timide

    Because of your video I decide to check out your internet. Hope it was worthy the 330 sec it took me to find it, sign up for emails & type this comment.

  • Maria

    Awesomeness!! Had me smiling throughout the video…….Thank you for sharing!!

  • http://blackispink.blogspot.com Al Estep

    Amazing how things go full circle as an old high school friend who lives in St. Louis shared your video on Facebook. I was shocked to see familiar Raleigh faces! Great job and congrats on your new adventures! Oh…and Merry Christmas!

  • Anna Colley, Malta

    I hate Xmas. But somehow… You guys are the winner of my Xmas fantasy family. Well done ๐Ÿ™‚ and thanks, am feeling tiny little xmas spirit!

  • Anna McPherson

    You have a beautiful family! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • https://www.facebook.com/haydee.johnson.7 haydee johnson

    i Love xmas jammies … you are an awesome famiLy and the kids are super cute and smart. bVessing in aLL your endeavours!!!!

  • Tiffany

    How many times do you think your wife cheated on you with RDJ? I’m guessing a lot…

  • lisa schweitzer

    Love the video! I think you should post last years too! Great idea. Merry Christmas.

  • Christina Davis

    I loooooved the video! I played it for my children, & they love it as well! Looking forward to seeing more blogs! Merry Christmas!

  • http://anttibrunni.fi Antti Brunni

    Greetings from Finland!

  • Ron Burgundy

    Penn I just watched you Jammies video and it was really excellent. You should really be proud of yourself. I don’t know you, so I can’t help but judge you based on your video. You’re awesome man. Merry Christmas to you too

  • https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.christ.7 Kimberly Christ

    Awesome video can’t wait to see more!

  • Will Anderson

    Nice work, Penn. Congrats on your viral success! Best wishes for new projects in the new year!

  • April

    Awesome Video!

  • http://jaguwar.wordpress.com Jaguwar

    Neatest ridiculous thing of the year (and I mean that laughingly) thank you SO much for creating it! Fun fun fun! (Also, I’d never have the courage to do that! LOL You and your family clearly have a terrific sense of fun)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you guys, too!

  • http://TheCostas.org Robert Costa

    Love your video. I think you all did a great job there.
    It looks like it was a lot of for all. It made my day.

    Thank you

  • http://biancbishop.wordpress.com biancabishop

    Omg I just want to say this is addirable and u can see the love in your family! God bless and happy holidays.

  • http://biancbishop.wordpress.com biancabishop

    Just wanted to say that this is addorable and that you can see the love that u have for one another. So Gob bless you all and happy holidays. <3

  • James

    Loved it…. Wish you all very best and sending you all the luck of the Irish for your new venture together…

  • Sherri

    Just watched in Halifax Nova Scotia, as have all my friends. This is charming, beyond hilarious and so original! Good luck with everything!

  • John

    Just fantastic! I don’t know you, but FYI you are now viral in Norway.

  • Fabio

    Great plug, great family!
    Hi from Italy, and Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Genny

    I saw that’s a friend from Hawaii, Wisconsin, California, Florida and Virginia share the Christmas Jammie’s video. None of them knew each other. The internet amazes me.

    Your family video is awesome.

  • Teresa

    Omg!! My husband I woke up to this video on Express with Robin Meaded today!! Wewere cracking up!! I do Xmas jammies every year!! My husband loves to play around and rap so he kept walking around the house saying ” These are Xmas Jammies”… Thank you thank you for this holiday laugh!!

  • http://gravatar.com/xanthakita xanthakita

    This is absolutely awesome! Merry Christmas!

  • http://twitter.com/TalkingWithTami TalkingWithTami (@TalkingWithTami)

    LOVE your video very cute family!

  • Levonne Johnston

    Love your Xmas Jammies video, had to watch it twice. Your family is too cute. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from Brisbane, Australia.

  • Lara

    My family and I loved your holiday video,
    it’s funny, sweet and still not corny..love it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Merry Christmas from Iceland!

  • Peter Turien

    you made my day. Hilarious!

  • Mette

    Wow! Amazing video! Merry Christmas from Denmark ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://gravatar.com/chickroyale Chick Royale

    Absolutely loved your “Jammie” video and watching you all have so much fun! Good luck with your new profession, I am sure you will be a great hit!

  • Amy J

    Love, love, love this video! What a blast!!!!!!!!

  • http://sofiaeiworth.wordpress.com sofiaeiw

    Hi Penn,
    first of all I have to say – What a lovely family you seem to be!
    Second – Congratulations on your success and to your new company!
    Third – LOVE this video. Love it. Amazing.

    Last, but not least – Happy Christmas and a fantastic new year!

  • Leena

    If only you could make a video to start every day of the year…definitely brought a big smile to my face ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katie

    I just saw this on Huffington post. This has to be the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a long time. You’re family is adorable and inspiring. keep up the good work.

  • https://www.facebook.com/niko.craig.7 Niko Craig

    That video was too cute! Such a beautiful family! I will be keeping up with the pennternet!

  • billcollectorshateme

    That video was just too cute!

  • Markus B.

    Well done! Have to admit, I’m deeply impressed! It’s fun, it’s a little show off of luck and happiness – but wtf – you earned it and it’s super sympathic! Christmas regards from Germany!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Katagsma Katarina Finneng (@Katagsma)

    Wonderful, creative, funny, christmasy, inspiring – and VIRAL ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congratulations, and Merry Christmas from Norway!

  • http://gravatar.com/ffauth Fred

    Fantastic, guys. I tried visiting your other site but it looks like it is still down! Really a great pick-me-up this holiday season. I hope next year’s goes viral again! You should make a way for people to sign up to receive next year’s ๐Ÿ™‚ Best of luck – I hope your creativity is well-rewarded!

  • Aubrey Diamond

    You have such a beautiful family! I feel like we do these kinds of things off camera.. I’m curious what my son’s reaction will be when he realizes his parents are huge dorks….

  • Ann Goldsborough

    What a fun family! Your Christmas video is awesome! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.Kanzius.org Mark A. Neidig

    Penn and Kim, I want to chat with you about doing a PSA for me. My email is MNeidig@Kanzius.org and you can visit our website at Kanzius.org. We are developing a noninvasive, side-effect treatment for cancer! I look forward to hearing from you soon! Mark

  • NickyC

    I’ve had this song stuck in my head for the last 2 days!! Haha
    Your Family is awesome! And you do an incredible running man! You’ve definitely gained a blog-follower in me! God bless

  • https://www.facebook.com/shari.jon Shari Sladewski Jones

    That made my day! You guys are awesome. Your kids are so lucky to have such creative, fun parents!!

  • Ingrid

    Greetz from Holland, Iโ€™ve seem your Christmas video at Facebook, Your family is going all over the internet!


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  • http://keifersgirl.blogspot.com Amber

    My kids (13, 10 and 8) just watched your video (on a “homeschool” break) and we absolutely LOVED it! Is there anyway you can post the part 1 video from last year?! Pretty please?

    • http://keifersgirl.blogspot.com Amber

      Silly me. I see it now!

  • GrahamPM

    Penn – you are about the coolest dad around – I’m wishing that i had mad moves like you. i think i will practice my running man now. Merry Christmas!

  • Jennifer

    Very cute. Beautiful family!

  • Louise Matalonis

    loved your xmas jammies video! Louise

  • http://twitter.com/DouglasOwenFord Doug Ford (@DouglasOwenFord)

    Great video. Love to see people stepping out of the “normal” box to do something fun and creative. Keep up the good work!

  • Besucher2013

    I am from Germany and just saw your Christmas Video. I love it! So cool. Would love to hire you for making our company marketing video, but the lyrics have to be in german :). Keep up the nice work and Frohe Weihnachten!

    • b aiken

      liked the video, great to see you having fun in your jammies. you are the all American family. only bad thing was the foreign car in your driveway. be American buy american

  • http://misterdee1968.wordpress.com misterdee1968

    Great video nice to see a family have good clean fun.

  • Beth Langefels

    Love what you did this year Holderni. I can’t seem to get enough of this contagious greeting. Also grand that you are taking a risk and starting a business related to something you clearly love doing. What an inspiration to those of us feeling the pull to do the same!

    Merry Christmas and thanks for making our holiday a bit merrier this year!

  • http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/send-amanda-to-cambodia-/114317 Amanda James

    I love it!! As a fellow journalist, I am just stunned trying to imagine how you and Kim made time for all of that- inspiring. But really, I went jogging after watching this. I’m also about to quit my job as a journalist, working at the N&O, and made a video for my upcoming adventure. Please check it out! If there’s any way you could help out another Raleigh journalist and help me get the word out about this- I’d be SO grateful. (Oh! And my dad is a Wahoo!) #shamelessplug

  • Colin Simnett

    Very funny video, the kids are great. Oh, and the grown ups weren’t too shabby either. Loved it

  • E.P

    haha! This vidio was Awesome! Merry Christmas from Sweden!

  • https://www.facebook.com/mandah.atkins Mandah Marshall


  • Kelly

    FANTASTIC video, I have watched it multiple times, laugh each time, and have found myself walking around the house singing it. Such a talented family!! Merry Christmas to you all!!!

  • Derya

    Watch your video from Turkey and we loveeee it ๐Ÿ˜€ Very lovely family.

  • ncerlandsen

    Just awesome ;)… Just send a link to my daughter (21)… She must see this. It just makes me happy…
    Merry Christmas to you and your family ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • http://Krotee Margot

    Absolutely awesome!! You will both be great in your new venture, but I would consider staying in TV somehow to all of you, you are hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh!

  • Lauren

    You guys did awesome! That was the best family video I have ever seen! Merry Christmas from Myrtle Beach, SC

  • clarah247@yahoo.com

    Fabulous Christmas video! Greetings from Lincolnshire, England. Merry Christmas. Had a big smile watching the funny xmasjammies . Merry Christmas : )

  • Donna Myers

    I just have to tell you that there`s was nothing more that I enjoyed than your family “Xmas Jammies” video! I lost a family member this year and was so dreading Christmas, but your video, besides making me laugh out loud, put everything in perspective….Christmas is about family, love and joy! Right now, even though I still feel a great loss…..just be thankful for what family that you have left! Thank-you from southern Virginia!!!

  • Maria

    LOVED YOUR VIDEO!!! You inspired me to create one next year!!!

  • Lottie

    Hi there from England, all ready looking forward to 2014 Xmas song already! Love it. I seen this on Facebook, logged onto your .com page and seen last years too. Fantastic x

  • sophie

    so sweet! make more videos theyre fantastic!! so hilarious!

  • Kim

    Love your family. You all ROCK along with the way too cool videos!! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you all <3

    ps: make more videos

  • http://www.goodracevibes.com Linda C. Thomas

    You guys are wonderful! Love the video.
    Merry Christmas.

  • kristy

    This is awesome . Merry Christmas from Australia

  • Andreas

    Great video, you guys really show me a diffrent side of America ๐Ÿ˜‰ I always had a bad view of Americans but your family really showed me and many others how great Americans can be ๐Ÿ™‚

    I found the video on the biggest Norwegian news page

    I just want to say Merry Christmas from Norway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dean

    Great job. Had to watch it a few times. Nice dance moves. Ever think of a sitcom, you guys have the looks and talent.

  • TMCM

    Merry Christmas!! Loved the video…

  • Laura

    Love the video, everyone I know here in Scotland is talking about it today!

  • http://www.titanre.com Vinyl Manohar

    Your #xmasjammies video was hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing!
    -Vinyl & Melissa from Austin, Texas

  • Denise Anderson

    Love, Love, Love your xmas video. I along with so many others cant wait to see what else you and your wife come up with next. we must have played your xmas video 20 times at work alone. its catchy and fun and makes even the grumpiest shake the hips alittle and crack a grin. Hope to see many more videos.

  • http://thefacesofnj.wordpress.com chris @ The Faces of New Jersey

    My wife shared this and said I have to check it out. This is by far the best Christmas video I have ever seen. You definetely helped me get into the Christmas spirit. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  • https://www.facebook.com/giftsonp Giftson Paul

    Wonderful christmas card. Heartfelt cheerfulness shown…

    Congratulations for being a great dad and a devoted hubby.

    Your enthusiasm may just have me making one for the wife and daughter…

  • https://www.facebook.com/giftsonp Giftson Paul

    P.S, Merry Christmas to you too…

    Forgot to add that before… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Becky Williams

    Awesome improvement with the kids in the 2013 video…you two should be very proud of them, my hubby and I have two golden retrievers Snickers and Pickles, thinking I can get them to do a Christmas Jammy video with us….very creative and thanks for making my holiday special in seeing your video…

  • tbakry

    Awesome Video! Good luck and Happy Holidays!

  • http://gravatar.com/1sep23 Sal

    Love the vid. Great job!

  • Pamela Capo

    How fun!!! Enjoy your children, they are so adorable! I played your videos for my family, we all enjoyed, Merry Christmas.

  • Robin Pieper

    Hey family!

    This is an awesome song/video ! I love it !
    The kids are amazin ! it’s an amazin family, And I love the Christmas jammies ! I wish I could buy them with my name on it haha.
    I hope to see you next year with a new happy holiday song !
    I wish you and your family happy holidays !

    Merry Christmas from Holland / The Netherlands

  • Kellie

    Have watched this video at lease 10 times its hysterical.

  • Thomas C. Reyes

    Merry Christmas from Airdrie, Alberta! That was a great video! Rapping is your forte. All the best on your new venture. Success is catching!

  • http://southpolelibrarian@gmail.com Lynnette

    Thank you. I cannot keep watching your goofy-ass christmas jammies video. Your kids are darling, your wife cracks me up, and I adore the obvious sweetness and affection you have for each other. Please do one every year. I need to have something to look forward to other than that pedo-Elf on a Shelf that is freaking me out.

  • Betty Benton Tinker

    Just keep watching your video! It is wonderful! A friend from Charlotte posted it on FB and when I watched it I said, “Hey, I know who that is….That’s Mary D and Haywood’s son and family!!” I am a Salem classmate and friend of your Mom and Aunt Zelle. You come from a very special family and seem to be carrying on the tradition. It was so exciting to see all of you. Good luck with your next adventure! I will keep up with you. Betty Benton Tinker (now living in cold and snowy Ohio to be close to my grandchildren who are 4 and almost 7.)

  • John

    Penn and Kim,

    Your Christmas Jammies video is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen and your video actually brought tears to my eyes. Your video is so creative, funny and is filled with talent. However, the greatest thing about your video is the job you’re doing as parents. I don’t have any children, but I can tell how much your children love and adore their parents. The foundation you’re laying for them is amazing. Our country would be a lot better today with more parents like you.

    Merry Christmas,


  • Debra

    LOVED your video…watched it a few times and shared it on FB as well! What a fun creative and good looking family you have!!! oh..and now that dang song in stuck in my head!!! Wearing xmas jammies!!! Happy Holidays

  • Meiks

    Merry Christmas from Dubai .. What a benchmark, love your work!

  • Henrik Sandvik

    Hi. i really loved your video. I have seen it many times. Merry Christmas. Greetings from Norway!

  • Charlotte

    All the way from Belgium (THE most awesome country in Europe), Well Done! I’m looking forward to the video for 2015 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Down Under Mother

    Wow what champions!!!! Now that’s an awesome family Christmas card! Merry Christmas to you all…. all the way from Australia! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angela

    LOVED your video! You guys are great. As a mother to an 18 month old with one on the way; I hope my family is as cool and fun as yours some day! I mean, we are already pretty cool and fun, but you have a little edge on us. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep dancing, smiling and making memories. But more importantly, keep sharing all that. Hehe. Happy Holidays!!

  • Stephanie

    Joyeux Noel from France!

  • http://www.emocial.co.uk Jacques&LIsa

    love the xmas jammies, jac&lisa from London

  • Elizabeth

    What a great, fun video. You are blessed with a wonderful family, and it is very evident that you guys are CRAZY and love to have a good time! May God bless you — hope your Christmas is wonderful. From Atlanta, GA

  • https://www.facebook.com/asarar Alp Eren Sarar

    Awesome. I want a family like this one day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna Gedrys

    I absolutely love you video and am now insanely in love with your entire family! So much talent in one family! I hope you continue to use it to bring joy to yourself and others! Kim, please tell RDJ hello and I love him!

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      *your – ugh

  • Kari

    I hope one day you will realize how incredibly megalomaniacal you’ve made yourselves look. Although you will certainly attract like minded folks to line your coffers. Congrats on your “spoof”.

  • James

    You guys are great! Wonderful video and best of luck on your new adventure! Merry Christmas:)

  • http://CrossCountryCorner.com Kelly

    Very cute and makes you feel good. Thanks for the good time.

  • Deidre

    First time i saw this video which was today and about 7 minutes ago i was hooked i had to visit the website…YOU GUYS ARE THE COOLEST EVER

  • http://www.hmcakes.comFB-FaRa'sCakeShoppe Mrs Hassrah Mohammed

    This is the 3rd time I’ve looked at this video, it’s great! I’m thinking that something along these lines would be perfect to promote my business, but unless you are willing to do charity work, it just might be out of my reach.

  • http://melayne.wordpress.com Grasping for words

    Thought the video was great! I thought it was funny that people had negative comments about it (not so much here but on other sites) – they said you all were bragging. Uh..pretty sure you were just telling us what you guys did throughout the year. Sounds like you all are very outgoing hard working people and thumbs up for that! I don’t think I’d want a video about how you sat on a couch and played video games all year.

    Merry Christmas to your family!

  • http://dheerajsah.wordpress.com dheerajsah

    All the best! And merry christmas!

  • https://www.facebook.com/jeroen.vink.39 Jeroen Vink

    The video is briljant and so is your family. I love the positive vibe it gives. I can use that while taking a break from working on my master thesis.

    I wish you a very merry Christmas from Holland. Keep up the holiday spirit!

  • http://gravatar.com/johnwvideo John Weitzman

    I hope you remember me , its your camera op “John W ” from IE.. This video is fantastic. Its gone viral as you know, Better than any Xmas greeting I have seen!! You have a beautiful family, I am so happy for you all.. Have a great Xmas, look forward to more.. Best to you all !

  • johnwvideo

    This is a fantastic Xmas video greeting ! Kim I hope you remember me “John W” your camera op from IE..

  • http://www.segmation.com segmation

    I never thought of doing a family letter on video. What a wonderful way to communicate!

  • Kathy Mulrane Piller

    Thank you so much for sharing your video with the world. My 5 year-old was diagnosed with cancer last week. We are stuck in a hospital room and she watches this video several times a day. It makes her laugh out loud and brings her such joy, which of course brings joy to her mommy and daddy. Kathy (UVA ’94)

  • http://www.gregurbano.com Greg Urbano

    Freakin AWESOME!!

  • http://jasonmin.wordpress.com Jason Ministries

    What a great production. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoyed the post.

  • http://femaleramblings.wordpress.com femaleramblings

    I love this!!!! Truly fantastic. Also such a beautiful family! Merry Christmas to you all! X

  • Kiki Assis

    Best family video ever!! Wish I could do the same with my family!! Fun brings everybody together… Congrats for the beautiful family!!

  • http://365guide.wordpress.com Monica DiNatale

    Great job!

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  • Tara

    This video is adorable! There is definitely going to be an SNL parody of this coming!!

  • http://kublakhanxanadu.wordpress.com zengunnerxanadu

    Lol! thats awesome

  • james

    awwww so cute

  • james

    YOUR kids did great

  • http://BolognaFoot.wordpress.com BolognaFoot

    TREMENDOUS. HILAROIUS. LUDICROUS. I love it. Hard to pick a favorite part. Possibly the little guy rapping.

  • http://guitarlicksandtabs.com Rick McCargar

    Wow, loved it! Great to see families having fun together, reminds me so much of when my own were young. Thanks for memories!

  • Kim

    The MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION….Where did y’all buy the jammies??

  • amyrconnolly

    Reblogged this on DeBary Life.

  • amyrconnolly

    This is awesome!

  • https://www.facebook.com/aramintamarie Minta Johnson

    My two year old son loves the Xmas Jammies video. He watches it on our ipad over and over. I think I have the lyrics memorized now because we have watched it so many times. Now he randomly starts singing about Xmas Jammies while we are out and about. It’s adorable. He also started trying to imitate the “awww yeah” bit at the beginning of the song, complete with arm gesture. At this point, you have surpassed “what does the fox say” as his favorite you tube video.

  • http://www.thehubbub.ca Linda Longchamps

    Brilliant! Smiles from Canada ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://www.archieanddoris.com Marcus Warry

    Brilliant stuff guys and girls! I’m loving it, all the way over in sunny London (it’s frikking freezing).
    Marcus Warry

  • mwarry

    Brilliant stuff guys and girls! Iโ€™m loving it, all the way over in sunny London (itโ€™s frikking freezing).
    Marcus Warry

  • http://ehookwayjones10.wordpress.com ehookwayjones10

    Reblogged this on Teaching and Learning and commented:
    Brilliant video for christmas!

  • http://lulaavila.com lula avila

    Awesome! I Love your family! Happy holidays from France!

  • Nykki chase

    Love love love you Christmas video cards!! I keep tellin my hubby we should do this! It’s amazing. Good job Guys!

  • Sanya

    You guys are awesome!
    Such a lovely family!
    Happy Christmas!

  • http://runningundertherain.wordpress.com linkingmania

    Hello from Turkey!

    This Pennternet is crazy! Just saw your video on a Turkish Triathlon Community!

    Congratulations on F) ALL of the ABOVE!
    and of course the video, hope it all works out for you!

    Any 70.3’s in the near future?

    Good luck with the blog also!

  • Arnaud

    Superbe vidรฉo. Plein de bonheur ๐Ÿ™‚

  • lee

    Great Family!!! God Bless!!!!!

  • Emily M.

    I love this video!! And you’re right the song really gets stuck on your head. Merry Christmas from PA!

  • http://www.frankiesbelieveitornot.nl Frank van der Linden

    The joy you had making it comes through my screen all the way in Holland. Keep up the good work. Brave move to leave a no doubt great job. That’s the spirit-2014 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://sula362.wordpress.com sula362

    so cool. Best of luck with the new venture

  • http://kfend.com Kfend Alpha

    This is such an awesome video. Thank you. So addictive. I have shared it with almost everyone I know. You “All” differently have talent and I Love the Message in the Video as well. I would welcome the chance to have you make a video for my new start up company anytime and I would love to share some great information on getting you started on your Journey of Entrepreneurship… You are great! Thank you again, “Happy Holiday Days”… with Blessings Piled High!

  • Brian

    Love your video. Nice and happy beat, makes me in good mood.. Have a nice christmas over there… Best wishes… Brian Lindhard from Denmark. Yeahh.. you are worldwide ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maxsuel

    nossa impressionante a criatividade desta familia.
    todos voรงรชs estรฃo de parabรฉns.

  • http://susannahailenemartin.wordpress.com Susannah Ailene Martin

    I love this! Your kids are so cute. The little guy has some moves too.

  • Claus Hollmann

    What a great-hearted and unusual Christmas greeting;-)

    We are going on our first holiday to the USA this summer 2014 – and we will visit Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    If you have any places you can recommend so we would like to hear from you ..

    We are a family of 4 from Copenhagen – Denmark

    We wish you a Merry Christmas;-)

  • http://twitter.com/TheEventPhotog TheEventPhotographer (@TheEventPhotog)

    Amazing video! Lovely family. You can feel the love jump off the screen ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya where the video is also going viral ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sharon

    Inspirational……. Merry Xmas <3

  • cec

    Your kiddies are adorable! Loved the video and will be following your blog.

  • Angie Duran

    We absolutely love your video. My 3 year old daughter keeps saying”in my Christmas Jammies” and makes me play it for her over and over lol. By the way; where did you get those Christmas Jammie’s?? Congratulations!!!

  • http://www.bubblews.com/account/59158-nowhre22 A C Nelson

    funny video and if it’s true about leaving that job to do what you love…congratulations!

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  • Marc

    The most amazing christmas card y ever seen…….greetings from Luxemburg… Marc

  • http://parentinggroove.com/ Annie Keeling

    Love, love, love your video! The music, the dancing, the lyrics. So fun! We’ve watched it again and again and told everyone we know. My 11 yr old son was so inspired, he created a tribute with our dog, Gracie. He wanted me to share it with you. Merry Christmas. http://youtu.be/oSXNWa_Pxjo

  • Nulens Stรฉphane

    Super vidรฉo trรจs amusante, joyeux Noรซl from Belgium ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Lecomte Agnรจs

    Super fun cette vidรฉo, j’adore ! vous avez une trรจs belle famille pleine d’รฉnergie. Joyeux Noรซl ร  vous et un coucou de la Champagne en France Belle annรฉe 2014 pleine d’amour et de folies

  • http://www.everydayspiritualwisdom.com Fiona Lundy

    Loved this!! Shared it on fb, I’m a Brit so I had no idea who you lovely people were, I just really really liked it! My next door neighbours popped over on xmas day in their jammies and we had a little sing song all thanks to your fun video ๐Ÿ™‚ Best of wishes for next year!x

    • zaria

      if your a Brit than how did you understand the video

  • Julie-Ann Parrott

    Are you for hire?

  • http://newhosts.wordpress.com jnobles101

    Reblogged this on NewsHosts.

  • http://facebook Stephanie Trump

    Just wanted to say how fun your video was to watch. I shared it on facebook. If you are ever at Disneyland please look me up I am the Horseless Carriage driver (the yellow car) I drive guest up and down main street usa. You can also find me as a conductor on the steam trains. It would be a lot of fun singing down main street! Thank you for the video Christmas Jammies <3

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    Penn, Kim, Lola and Pen Charles,
    I and my wife saw your video clip and love it.
    We wish you all the best and a great new year and also for years after that.
    By the way do not be worry about the vasectomy , because it is returnable.
    We are from Iran living temporarily in Portugal.

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    I love it, you guys are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing family video, it looks like you guys had a blast!!! Happy new year!

  • Philippe

    Great family in a great clip…We kind of had the same idea (but not the same material ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Cheers from Belgium

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  • Lesha

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The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years โ€” but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.