The Only Reason People Put Out Christmas Cards Anymore Is to be Internet Famous

We might be taking the video card trend a little too far.

Another incredible viral Christmas card has surfaced, and we can't stop watching it. It features the Slade family of Gilbert, Arizona, dancing to "Up on the Housetop" in the most literal sense possible (Dad built a room that can rotate a full 360 degrees just for the occasion ... so, yeah), complete with awesome retro outfits and plenty of 2013's favorite thing: cats.

First of all, Slade family: What thrift store do you frequent? Your phenomenal '60s wardrobe and housewares have made every hipster in the world severely jealous. Secondly, why do you have so many cats? Five seems excessive. Come to think of it, this whole trend seems excessive.

As cool as these videos are, why do we have to turn something as simple as a holiday card into a big production? Christmas cards are suddenly even more competitive than they used to be. (Want proof? Here. Here. Here. And here. Oh, and below too.) Back in the day, all you had to worry about was yet another braggy letter from your perfect third cousin. We can only hope future generations won't have to be reminded that the holidays aren't just about getting Internet famous -- they're about spending time with your family.

Watch the Slades' admittedly awesome video below, but you probably shouldn't try it at home:

Carina Belles is a contributing writer at iVillage. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

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