Getting ready for the holiday hullabaloo? Take a time-out to watch the Holderness family remind us all that the holidays are meant to be fun.
Last year, the Holderness family hit it big with their family "Christmas card" — a YouTube video called #XMAS JAMMIES which currently boasts almost 15 million views. It appears they've done it again this year with their newest video, a parody of Meghan Trainor's hit song, "All About That Bass," spun for Thanksgiving as "All About That Baste." The video has passed 2 million views in just three days.
Obviously, the Holdernesses have perfected their recipe for great entertainment: a lot of family togetherness, a lot of fun and, of course, gratuitous amounts of butter.
So, maybe your family isn't into making viral videos left and right. That's OK. Click here for ideas you can use to help your family catch the holiday spirit this year — and make sure to involve your extended family in the fun.
Remember that you don't have to "go big" to have an awesome holiday. If the thought of all the tinsel, lights and parties is enough to make your head spin, read "Tips to keeping your holiday stress free" for some ideas of how to keep your head on straight this season.
Whatever you choose to do this year, take a lesson from the Holdernesses: do it as a family, choose to have fun despite any unfavorable circumstances, and remember — butter makes everything a little better.
Lindsey is an English/art teacher turned stay-at-home-mom. She now enjoys teaching a wide variety of interesting subjects like "How to take a bath without getting soap in your eyes" and "Not eating your boogers (for beginners)."