You may think you “LOVE” Christmas, but unless you feel even half as passionate about anything Christmas-related as this one California dad feels about artificial trees, I don’t want to hear it.
21-year-old Madison Napoli captured her dad Joe’s insanely melodramatic reaction to his wife’s suggestion they get an artificial tree for Christmas on video, and it quickly went viral for obvious reasons. Madison knew her mom was just trolling, so it appears everyone was in on the joke but pops.
My mom suggested to my dad that they get an artificial tree this year, and he wasn’t too thrilled ??? pic.twitter.com/Vc9P4HRLqR
— Christmas Madds ☃? (@madnap21) December 16, 2017
The video garnered over 80,000 retweets and 220,000 likes in less then four days, mostly because Joe Napoli’s reaction is so genuinely revolted. He shouts:
“The whole thing is freaking plastic! I don’t know what’s happened to you and I know I can’t solve it, so I’m just going to let it go.”
His look when mom suggests getting a “Glad candle that smells like the tree” is sure to be inspiration for future memes. I MEAN:
Madison clarified that the tree seen in the video is decorative and not the official family Christmas tree.
The tree in the background is for a family tradition, it isn’t their Christmas tree. They ended up getting a real one
— Christmas Madds ☃? (@madnap21) December 17, 2017
And that, not to worry, Joe did end up getting this real tree.
They ended up getting a real tree ?
— Christmas Madds ☃? (@madnap21) December 18, 2017
People on Twitter were cracking up over the video.
— prince ♡ (@dngerousprince) December 17, 2017
Soon as I heard her laugh I New that Christmas was over ? pic.twitter.com/1msQQx0gKh
— You (@you_slyDog) December 18, 2017
Joe has already become a meme:
— C (@usedculo) December 18, 2017
Me looking at 2017 and leaving for 2018 pic.twitter.com/TnLyRCJYS2
— Devin (@Devinkfitz) December 18, 2017
This is my mood to negativity going into 2018 pic.twitter.com/3XYIl0vhyD
— Lodak Black (@LoTheCreator) December 18, 2017
According to BuzzFeed News, Joe is aware of the video and it’s quick rise into Twitter Christmas history. “If this little glimpse into my world can keep one home from getting a fake tree, my pain will have been worth it,” he said.