A Holiday Message from the 90s: Keep It Real This Christmas.
This is the video story of a kid who thought Christmas BOPPED! …Literally.
You probably don’t remember “Real Christmas” by the Illtown Family but they used to play it on BET all the time back in the day. If you don’t remember Illtown Family, it was basically a bunch of R&B acts you never heard of, and Next. The song is really your stereotypical 90s R&B Christmas posse cut. It comes complete with 90s cliches, bad weaves, and horrible R&B group/singer names (shout out to 4MAT). But there’s something special about this song. There is one guy who stands out in this video and he thinks this Christmas song BOPS!
To illustrate this…the kid proceeds to bop and bounce his shoulders ridiculously hard the entire video while making overly expressive faces. It is believed that this kid had to ice his shoulders down after this video due to the extreme nature of his boppy-ness.
Here are some of my other favorite moments:
-00:8 The bop begins. That look on his face means it’s about to go down.
-1:33 R.L. tells us that his love is not material. It’s physical …and its spirit-chew-al. Which is greater than spiritual.
-1:47 This guy gets a baby bottle as a Kwanzaa gift and he loves it. Not sure what happened there.
-2:44 The big bopper holds up the #4 while bopping. It just looks funny.
Merry Christmas everyone! …But keep it real.