Christmas Jazz Hand

December 10th, 2013

Christmas Jazz Hand - Behind The Awkwardness

“The infamous Christmas photo shoot of 1984.  Dad’s short-shorts and high socks highlighted his fashion-forward attitude and athleticism; my sister’s cheerleading perfection revealed her vow to never look bad in any photo- ever, and my single jazz hand stance complete this Awkward Family Christmas Card from nearly 30 years ago.”

(submitted by MaryLynn)

23 Responses to “Christmas Jazz Hand”

  1. Karen Sertich says:

    Gotta be Tucson AZ with the ocotillos and saguaros in the photo! Home sweet home!

  2. Mary Dailey says:

    I thought what thhhhh. Thanks so much for submitting this one. It’s really funny how fashion changes and even funnier what we thought was acceptable.

  3. Ginger says:

    I would love to see a recreation since I have fallen instantly in love with this family!

  4. Crystal says:

    Best one ever!

  5. Jim Hilkemeyer says:

    Thank God I had forgotten this one. Still like the one best with the SMALL tree instead of the fig leaf.

  6. zooly says:

    I love the “Christmas Cactus”.

  7. Stu Girney says:

    This. This is what this site is all about. Is there an award/recognition for “Awkward of the Year”? This one has my vote.

  8. kristin says:

    Ouch! This one is a doozie. I love it!

  9. Raybob says:

    Dad’s got nice gams.

  10. Vicki says:

    Can’t believe no one has mentioned the decorated Christmas cactus they are posing in front of.

  11. Gracie Lou Freebush says:

    This is literally the most awesome thing I have seen in a while. So deliciously awkward!

  12. Dani says:

    The little androgynous one is a very dear friend of mine. She grew up to be one of the most beautiful and always “put together” women I know! I hope she’ll be posting many more of her nutty father’s famous Christmas cards here. And the recreation idea is PERFECTION! Get on it, ML!!!

  13. Bill Archinal says:

    The color coordinated sweat band is awesome and YES, we need this re-created

  14. Sarah says:

    I love it!!!! Looks like something out of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, 30 years ago….

  15. Liz says:

    Awesome! And the fact that the poster is so androgynous is only a bonus. If she hadn’t posted, I’d still be wondering.

  16. Jim says:

    Sister looks like how Liz Lemon would fantasize her own 1984 pictures would look.

  17. Sarah says:

    Simply….AWESOME 80’S!!!

  18. shnozzy says:

    Now that’s what we come here for!

  19. ann o. nymous says:

    Any chance of a recreation here?

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