Even the tree felt this might be overkill.
(submitted by Annie)
This is kind of cute and pretty tame compared to a lot of families I’ve seen at Christmastime where all 30 relatives are gathered, each one wearing something covered with either trees or reindeer or santas or snowflakes or snowmen or sleighs or candycanes or elves … ad infinitum.
poor kidss…. those sweaters proolly ruined there christmass hahah
This has to be the shirttree-est picture I’ve ever seen.
I don’t know why, but these girls look so familiar to me! Weird.
Anyways, I recognize the pattern on the white sweatshirt – those were soooo in when I was a kid. Go to the craft store, pick out a pattern and some Tulip paints, go home and iron on the stuff then paint away! We never bought the Christmas ones, but we had a Mary Engelbreit one, and we did a lot of freehand stuff. Glitter paints and glow-in-the-dark were the bestest!
I know… replying to myself – but now I swear I knew these girls! Either that or twins of them…. did they ever live in NorCal? And the mop doll on the mantle – my aunt used to make those!!! She made one for each of us that “looked” like us. Mine had ilttle wirerimmed glasses holding a basket with flowers and books. We loved those things!!!
I used to make-and wear- these at Christmas!!! I would’ve loved the white one. That’s actually a nice one…but never would I wear them now, nor make my daughters wear them. But oh boy were they fun to make in the 90s! I actually used to sell them. People fricken bought them, too!
By the way, the girls do look exactly alike!!
i salute you for admitting it LOL…
hey at least it’s not a pink bunny suit!
These really are my daughters. The younger one sent it in for fun…..Lord, did I really make them wear those outfits? Now that they’re grown, people really do get them confused sometimes. And, yes, that is a sailboat, a bear and a top right out of Santa’s sack on the vest and I made the sweatshirt myself. We’ve laughed for half an hour, and now I want to know what the heck is that thing on the floor in the corner :O Thanks, Abbie for letting the girls know they’re now famous.LOLOLOL
I loved painted sweatshirts. And the sequin ones. One of my favorite memories of childhood is painting them and the sequin ones with my mom. But to each their own. I am just an old sentimental fool, I guess.
I admit it – I love wearing cheesy holiday clothes.
The only thing truly awkward about this is the aim of the camera is SO typical for 80s-90s fashion. There are at least a zillion pictures from that era where we will only see half of a person’s face. Was everyone suffering from “wall-eye” or was it the ginormous hair styles that pulled their arm down as they aimed their camera?
Because Christmas in the 80′s wasn’t awkward enough, let’s imprison a few girls with Christmas-tree plastered sweaters:)
I’m absolutely certain my parents put me through the same torture…only my sweaters were pop-outs and infinitely brighter.
I used to have that same sweatshirt and for a moment was scared that this was a picture of me!
Was your mother an exact replica of you, only bigger?
okay, i get the trees, but on the vest on the left… is that a…flying…elephant…over a red sailboat…over a castle tower? really, i’m confused.
i had tons of shirt like this for every holiday. thanks, grandma. my dad sometimes enhanced them with puffy paint and 3-d things if they weren’t busy enough.
a castle tower, that’s right! and on her shoulder is a teddy bear. a star or an anchor in the armpit?
I think it’s a teddy bear on the shoulder (or possibly a gingerbread man), a sailboat, and *maybe* a drum and drumsticks? I’m pretty sure the “castle tower” is Santa’s sack of toys…the toys are all, ummm, floating out of the sack, I guess??
Oh my gosh….the SMILES….
My Mom slaved over making sweatsuits like that for me and my sister’s one year. We were going out to a holiday brunch and she dressed all three of us alike for occasions like that. I was 14 and I thought I would die of embarrassment. Gave my Mom total attitude and ruined her day. Looking back I realize two thing’s: A) how much of a brat I was, and B) how much the late 80′s early 90′s sucked for fashion.
Thank God we were too poor to buy special stuff for the holidays!
and to think when i was a kid, i wished that WE could celebrate Xmas….
I know for a fact my mother made me the sweatshirt with the holly tree… and I also followed it up with tree earrings, and the -cutest little- hair barrette made out of tinsel and bells….
*cringes* Thank god there are no pictures…. I hope.
Hey! That girl stole my sweatsuit.
My grandma made puffy painted sweatshirts for all of my cousins and me every year. They always had a teddy bear, a puppy, or some other “just adoooorable” creature in a Santa hat. Sigh.
That “sigh” is priceless.
I believe I received the white sweatshirt circa 1992, mayhaps? It may or may not have matched one my mother bought for herself.
But it’s fro Christmas, only once a year!
I’ve never seen one person look more like a mini me of another person in my life!
Haha… all the girls on my mom’s side of the family made sweaters just like the white one one Christmas! And there’s a picture of all of us in them somewhere! Haha!
(Spoken through tightly clenched teeth) Thish ish my picshure shmile. Do I look pleashant?
Oh no it’s the 80′s and the SWEATSHIRTS! MOMMY MAKE IT STOP! MOMMY MAKE IT STOP!
At least it’s not a pink bunny suit….
I’m horrified to say that I distinctly remember the t-shirt painting craft book that that design came out of- and that design!! ….not sure, but I think I might have actually made one myself….
Nothing wrong with this. Actually, this is rather cute!
Ya know, I think it’s the fashion police here, never mind photoshop! I see absolutely nothing wrong with this photo, other than the angle at which it was taken!!!! It’s two very pretty girls posing for a Christmas photo in their fun holiday-themed clothes! Do you all also deride ppl with jack-o-lanterns, skulls or bats on their clothes in the fall? Or flowers in the spring? Get a life, folks! It’s not like these poor kids were standing there with flab overflowing from too small hot pants or snot hanging from their noses! Sheesh…
Why does the one in white look like a giant version of the one in black. she doesnt look like a mom or even an older sister but a kids head on an adults body… weird.
I was thinking the exact same thing. I think it’s the same girl! Zoomed in, zoomed out?
Maybe it is photoshopped
I was also thinking this. Actually my first thought was “clone?” My second thought was “Photoshop?”
Enough with the photoshop, people! Just enjoy it!
No, it’s just the way the picture was taken. I have a photo where my husband looks like a giant, looking like he’s at least 8 feet tall. Just a freak thing.
I don’t think that was the OP’s point. It’s that the two people in the picture look like the same person, only one is bigger than the other.
Ah! Nabbit! It is the photoshop police! I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you MEDDLING kids! ARR!
I was thinking that SAME thing….like wow they could be twins if she wasn’t DOUBLE the size of her sister(or relative of some sort). LMAO!
Nah. Them’s just strong genes.
Wow – my mom and I made shirts very much like that. Fun to make and fun to wear! But quite cheesy, yes.
The real overkill is the pair of Christmas tree earrings she’s wearing. smh.
I think I grew up with these two girls. Tanya Baum on the right and Missy Tow on the left.
Chris Mastree is taking the picture.
The sweaters were made by their Aunt Eve R. Greene.
These comments ‘sleigh’ me
I love it! lol I wish I was that witty. I’m still laughing and this girl at work said what are you laughing at? and I show her…she wasn’t as amused as I was. Funny stuff.
Them’s my girls!
I actually know someone named Tanya Baum!
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