This family prefers to dress for both bed and a job interview.
(submitted by Barbara)
If that cigarette drops they’re all goin up in FLAMES!!!!!!!!! And, wasn’t that the actual rock hammer used in Shawshank Redemption?
AHAHAH!!! Kid on the left has a ciggarette in his hand!!
And dad frakin looks like Ed Geine….
GOOD NIGHT!!!! This is very creep!!!
I meant to say “creepy”
pretty sure that guy on the right is a zombie
Ghosts of Christmas past
Is it just me or are the guys in this picture creepy pale?
No – dead
Looks like a test-pattern
Watch out, little boy! There is clearly a snazzily-attired ghost behind you to your left. Defend yourself with your tiny hammer!
I bet the picture was all Ma’s idea
Yes, Yes, Yes. Now into something more comfortable. Pajamas – check! Night cap – check! Dress shoes – check! Bow tie – check!
Wally and the Beaver decided the only way to summon Grandad’s ghost was to wear his old pajamas.
OMG – they give the convicts special holiday uniforms? Prison is so progressive.
I’m getting a “Weekend At Bernie’s” vibe from grandpa…has anyone checked his pulse recently?
Am I the only one who thinks the guy on the right looks photoshopped?
Maybe I’m crazy, but he doesn’t quite seem to fit….I dunno, maybe its just me.
To the person that made the comment about the Great Depression:I’m pretty sure this picture was taken long after the Depression. This looks to be somewhere in the 1950′s-1960′s..that boy has a totally 50′s haircut.
This picture is extremely uncomfortable.
I kind of want an 8×10 of it to frame.
The cigarettes I get… but the tiny hammer? WT*? This photo is awesome!
this picture makes me uneasy
Just make the bow tie your focal point. It will pass. Comfort in bow ties.
Gee, Wal, it sure is neat that mom let you hold that cigarette in your hand for the picture. I bet Eddie Haskell’s parents don’t let him do this kind of junk
this site just gets better and better… I can’t believe someone SAVED this one…
‘Twas midnight before lockdown and the cons were posing in their new red striped uniforms to fool ‘Ol St. Nick into think they had been good prisoners all year!
This reminds me of the movie ‘A Christmas Story’.
I do see the hammer, I bet that kid wanted a pack of cigarettes like his older brother and I bet he feels like an outcast because his pj’s don’t even match.
and please tell me–what is the framed print behind them of??
I am agreeing with the others comments, the guy in the hat smoking totally makes the pic. I burst out laughing when I saw this winner.
is the guy on the right missing from the anniversary cut out???
Well, it is at face value a funny photo. But afer watching many WWII documentaries, i can never see men in stripped pajamas without thinking of concentration camps, so that ruins the humour aspect for me.
thats the same problem I am having with it…. it evokes way too many memories of images I have seen
Another “debbie downer”
Creepy. They look like ghosts.
somebody get them outside…fast, they need some sunlight. if they’re vampires, they’ll die; if they’re human, they’ll thank you for it later!
I wonder if any of them are still alive. Not likely for daddio but I wonder.
Not pajamas, prison uniforms.
the little hammer is from a child’s tool set, my brother had one when he was younger.
What in the heck do you do with the worlds smalles hammer?
Nail in the world’s smallest nail?
Its for when he has to dig himself out of Shawshank
Wee Willie Winkie’s family likes to keep their business professional.
The dude on the left does not look old enough to be smoking… Grandpa looks like a ghost! And the young dude is wearing a bow tie??
Back then, 6 was old enough to smoke.
very creepy….but creepy good *_*
Bow ties with PJs?
The kid on the left got cigarettes. Smoke ‘em up Johnny
See that? SEE THAT, YOU GUYS!? I told you…WILLY WONKA’S FAMILY IS REAL!!
The guy on the left is having a little night cap before bed.
The dude smoking just makes this picture
He just gets cooler the longer you look at him.
why would you take the time to sew pajamas for 3 generations? why? why? and then leave your shoes on for the picture?
Um, hardsoled shoes and PJs? Christmas or not – this is awkward. Although the younger striped guy in the cap seems to get the joke – love the fact HE IS SMOKING!!!
Street shoes and PJs are really creeping me out. But bow tie’s???
Let’s hope those PJ’s are flame-retardant!
See it? They are all smoking
The boy in the middle isn’t smoking. Unless I just don’t see it.
Candy Canes and Candy Corn do not go together…
oh you are so right! I’ve been trying to figure out WT* was up with that print for 10mins – lol….
i think its little ebenezer with the ghost of christmas future and the ghost of christmas past. the hammer is in case one of them tries to get cheeky…
This was my first thought – the dude on the right is a spirit that just showed up in the photo!
If that red lamp wasn’t behind Papa, he would meld right into the paneling…or maybe he vaporized right through it?
,,,, and he must be far away, since he’s out of the focal range.
That’s the longest shag carpet I’ve ever seen. If he drops that hammer, it’s gone for good.
Buyin’ grandma that sewing machine last Christmas is really payin’ off this year.
I can’t believe nobody sees it……..Its Christmas day and the jammies and the hammer and the bow ties are christmas presents! You can see the crumpled christmas wrapping on the right
That doesn’t make it okay to have matching PJs. It just doesn’t.
Yeah, the thing that made it okay was the great depression….
Oh, wow — you totally schooled me for making a snarky comment on a site that, well, I don’t know if you’ve notice, sort of invites those sorts of comments. Lighten up.
to quote another poster on another picture “thanks Debbie Downer”
Agreed! And it absolutely doesn’t make it right to wear bowties with your matching PJs. There is nothing that would make that Ok.
or argyle socks and shoes…
Or Dad and big brother smoking cigarettes.
This is clearly some sort of mom-orchestrated tradition where everyone models his presents immediately after opening. “Show Grandma how much you love the pajamas!” But, really, the awkward part is piling it all on at once. The cigarettes add personal touch in their own awkward right.
What’s up with the terminally literal?? Seriously
Little Maxwell’s picture of the family and his hammer. (think Beatles)
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