And then they proceeded to eat Christmas dinner on top of themselves.
(submitted by Chris)
I guess dad drew the line at the tie. “I am NOT wearing a leisure suit coat made out of that. No.”
I think I know this family
looks like mom got her hands on a whole lot of tablecloth material, and went hog wild with the sewing machine!
I want to see the table cloth and nana and poppa!
Promotional poster for Benny Hill performing Sound of Music at the Pizza Hut.
Aaaaaaah, dum dum diddle-diddle, dum diddy diddle-diddle, dum diddle-diddle diddy die!
This is my brother’s family! I’m the one who scanned the picture and my son submitted it. Oh, are WE in trouble.
I think my mom had that same jumpsuit pattern! She made one for my best friend and me. One orange, one green.
The look on the dad’s face is one of RELIEF!
Yeah, but look at his tie
Let me guess… Mom took “Stretch & Sew” classes. My sister and I were plagued (most happily at the time) with matchy-match clothes — including swimsuits.
Your mom made swimsuits?!? That is impressive!
Mine too…. Including underwear… Mum made them too!!
No one should look more festive than their Christmas tree.
I just had a Depends moment!
Warning! Staring for extended periods of time may cause migraines!
She NEVER missed a good sale at the Yarn Barn!!!
Mom had some mad sewing skills. The checks match across the zippers in the front. It’s a wonder more people aren’t in therapy.
Our plaid polyester pantsuits were green. I’m not sure they qualify as abusive, but my therapist had to buy a new couch because hers was giving me flashbacks.
All that’s needed is a bunch of ants!
The Christmas table cloth gave it’s life in a good cause…
*its. I was thinking Mom used the summer picnic tablecloth. “Eh, screw it, I don’t feel like storing this thing again. I KNOW! I’ll make horrible jumpsuits to laugh about when the kids are adults!!”
Good grief! She spent so much moiney on fabric (or table cloths) She couldn’t afford decorations for the tree!
Man, the dad sure got off easy on this one. Hardly seems fair.
I am so disappointed in Marney not decorating the tree to regulation specifications. On second thought, maybe this is Amy Misto who never measures up and can’t even dress her husband to match properly.
Disagree, Nanna… Anytime a Marney reference can be worked into an AFP comment, we are obliged to make the effort.
Right on Scott!
Oh Marney!! YAY!
Will Marnie ever identify herself? Does she even know what a cyber space phenom she is?
Ohh my goodness….. so nice to put a face with Marney name.
They can never escape their checkered past…
Gomez Addams’ first family, before he found the dark side.
Oh cute, the one girl has little ruffles at the shoulders. So actually, each outfit is just a little bit different from the others (the boy is wearing a vest/pants ensemble)!
ok i looked at this pic for some time, and is MOM dressed like the son? why not dressed like the girls?? i say Hummmmmmmmmm …cute though
She was going for a 2×2 pattern until that other guy showed up…
Probably because there would be too much glaring white from the turtlenecks. At least it’s balanced with 2 white and 2 red shirts. No ulterior motive, I’m sure.
I always enjoy getting the annual Christmas photo card from the Tablecloth family.
I was thinking the same thing! The checks on dad’s tie are a little bigger. I’m thinking there’s a tablecloth somewhere with a strip missing.
Why must the festively tesselated family kneel in front of the under-decorated Christmas tree? Could they not have stood up for the picture? I don’t understand!
A+ for your use of the word “tessellated”.
I had bell bottom pants in that same print!! Felt like a table cloth!
“Anyone got any ideas of what we can wear for the Christmas Family photo?”
OMG lol!!! Phew!!! I feel like I dodged a huge ‘plaid’ bullet not being around in the ’70s.
This is absolutely adorable- how terrific is the mom (I think its American) whipping up all them onesies? Not awkward at all. Gotta love the ’70s.
Mom mail ordered the fabric,& when it failed to arrive ,she rang the supplier,who said “The checks in the mail”
Great, now I have coffee all over my computer screen.
The rash of tablecloth thefts that occured back in the 70’s in their town have now been solved…
Never ever lift the tablecloths from Shakey’s…
Aww, I remember Shakeys!! That was sooooo long ago!
OHmygawd I LOVED SHakeys Pizza… so sad they are gone!!!
I guess we know Mom got a new sewing machine!
I think it’s funny how they over-the-top decorated themselves, but the tree is almost bare. You’d think that after all that sewing, she’d have some fabric scraps left over to make some tree decorations with. C’mon, at LEAST some bows!
Back in the 70’s, my mom bought this fabric that had prints on it where you cut them out, sewed the fronts to the backs and then stuffed them for Christmas tree decorations. OMG they were horrible!!
Back then people didn’t decorate until Christmas Eve. Anyone remember that?
The caption made me do an honest-to-goodness spit-take.
Next year lets do polka dots!
Looks like they went all out on the hristmas tree decorating…
That sparsely-decorated Xmas tree looks awkward
They didn’t want to over-do it.
i love it! i think it’s quaint, and how often do i get to use that word?
that poor family.
Tell me he does NOT look like Tom Tucker from “Family Guy”!!! LOL
Yeah he does!!!!!
After the break….What happened when a local family was mistaken for a picnic blanket….stay tuned.
Oh, yeah. The caption makes an awkward photo a hilariously awkward photo! Good job, AFP!
how did any of us EVER survive 70’s fashion??
AMEN. I need to dig up the picture of my red velvet nehru jacket pantsuit.
The tagline is hysterical!
I think it’s rather sweet. Fashion has changed but it’s a lovely family pic.
WOW!! Mom liked to sew huh! Now all you needed was Dad in a red jacket and it would have totally made the ensemble. Guess he wore the tie as a concession to keep wifey happy
yeah, i was thinking dad got off rather easy in this deal…
Heck yeah if MOm can sew that well.. surely she could have whipped up a little solid red jacket for Dad to match the crew.
One of these is not like the others…
This is a lovely picture…nothing ackward at all…
i think the fact that the red in dad’s tie clashes with the red in everything else is awkward?
Yes, the tie is not the same checker print as the rest. I’m wondering if dad got the tie first and then mom got it in her head that the whole family needed to wear matching checked pantsuits.
I do agree that they’re a lovely family. But those are not lovely fashion choices and the time period is not an excuse. It’s “when bad ideas happen to good people.”
Good Lord, Amber, how is this not awkward? Even the dad has a matching, plaid tie, for crying out loud! There’s no reason it can’t be both cute and awkward!
Over-matching is always awkward. Always.
It may be sweet that mom may have sewn the outfits herself, but it’s only more awkward to be the child and not be able to tell her you don’t REALLY like plaid matching onesies. (Or are there people out there who really do like onesies?)
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