Every Christmas Eve, my parents and I would put on our best tacky holiday-themed pajamas, hop in the car, and drive around looking at holiday lights on houses and in the town square while listening to holiday music. We'd usually wear matching ensembles, until my Dad started wearing his humorously ugly nightgown with snowmen on it every single year — with a tie — which he still does. This is a tradition I want to begin with my family of three, but maybe not just for Christmas. Thankfully, there are matching Target family pajamas for all occasions now, and even the dog can suit up.
That said, I have a feeling my beagles will not be too happy about this. And potentially neither will my family, to be honest. But don't people have kids to do fun and tacky stuff like this? Otherwise what's the point, right? I'm kidding. (Sort of.) That may not be the sole reason, but getting to do dorky, cheesy things (on camera) is definitely a perk to having kids. They'll learn to appreciate the memories when they're older, much like I appreciate what my family did every year... enough to want to pass down the tradition, even. I highly recommend doing this every Christmas Eve, if you celebrate. If not, you'll find plenty of other excuses to wear these. And with prices ranging from just $10 to $25, you'll certainly be getting your money's worth.
Wondershop™ Hanukkah Family Pajamas Collection
Can't let Christmas get all the spotlight. If menorahs and dreidels are part of your celebration, then this adorable Hanukkah-themed family pajama collection is perfect for your family. In festive blue, this collection has something for everyone, including babies and dogs.
Wondershop™ Gnome For The Holiday Family Pajamas Collection
These punny pajamas are perfect (say that five times fast), especially if gnomes don't creep you out. Luckily, these appear to be nice gnomes (as opposed to the garden gnome variety in Harry Potter, which leads to the next amazing set of pajamas).
3. Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Slogan
Harry Potter Matching Pajama Set
These pajamas are simply magical, and can be worn all year round, with the occasion being that Harry Potter is awesome. These jammers have the famous lightning bolt scar and glasses, as well as the infamous, "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" phrase from the Marauder's Map.
4. Holiday Harry Potter
9. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Peanuts Holiday Family Pajamas Collection
Good grief, Charlie Brown, these are the cutest. With Lucy, Charlie, Snoopy, and Woodstock, your entire family will be celebrating one of the greatest comics ever, in my humble opinion. (Wonder why I have beagles?) There's even a bandana to match for the Snoopy in your life!
Even though now we almost have to cut my Dad out of his infamous Christmas nightgown (but let's be real, that's part of the fun), I'm so glad we made this tradition all those years ago and continue to do so. Matching pajamas are the best, no matter what occasion. Trust.