Now that the Kardashians have made room for another family to take over the Christmas card reign, the Holdernesses, who rose to YouTube fame last Christmas with their song "Xmas Jammies," couldn't help but step in.
In "#JAMMIETIME," the family turns their Christmas card into a Christmas card music video with their version of R.E.M's 1987 hit, "It's the End of the World," which dad Penn changed to "It's the end of the year and we love it."
In it, Penn croons while his wife, Kim, and two kids – Lola and Penn Charles - back him up faux strumming guitars as he recaps all of their awesome experiences throughout the year.
"For the last 11 months, every song we heard on the radio - we tried to morph into some weird family holiday parody," Kim wrote on their blog. "Nothing worked. Then, while on a Thanksgiving morning run, Penn looked at me and said, 'I think I've got it.'"
"Our year was fast, crazy, and overwhelmingly happy. This song and video perfectly describes how this year felt. This time last year, we had very little savings but huge ideas about growing a company (Greenroom Communications) that would produce funny, relatable videos for companies and brands. Penn gave notice at his cushy news anchor job (a job with benefits!) and we took the leap. I'm so glad we did."
Penn worked for 18 years in the TV business as an ESPN reporter, sports director, and news anchor over the years, until he decided he had had enough of the industry. The husband-wife duo started their video production/digital marketing company after he quit.