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Another trip through the derp-tacular world of Brian’s childhood Christmases

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There’s nothing like a photographic trip down memory lane to re-live the magic of Christmas Past and the embarrassment of questionable hairstyle choices. Before the days of perfectly composed Instagram Christmas morning shots, we had the gloriously awkward family Christmas photos of the 70s and 80s. Let’s take another walk through the derp-tacular world of Brian’s childhood Christmases. (And for even more derp, check out this previous post.)

Derping’s what Tiggers do best!

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I actually still have that Tigger doll!

Me in the foreground, avoiding the danger lurking in Mickey’s Club House

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Avoiding a collision with a sleeping bag

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Who needs a chest expander when you’ve got Stretch Monster?

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This is a chest expander, FYI

The “T” in E.T. stands for “TV tray”

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Ah, the Pogo Bal: where a bouncy good time was always just a groin pull away

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And yes, it’s Pogo Bal (one “L”)

Christmas spirit, meet disco fever!

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I got a weaving loom and a magic set in the same year. An embarrassment of riches

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Or just an embarrassment

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