“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was a reality television phenomenon. Honey Boo Boo and her family became celebrities, and their antics and “redneck” ways were watched by millions on TLC. Now to celebrate the holidays, and keep themselves in the spotlight, the family has sent out a special holiday photo.
In the photo, the Thompson family appear exactly as you picture them. Alana (Honey Boo Boo) is sporting green hair extensions, Sugar Bear is wearing a T-shirt and baseball cap, Anna (Chickadee) is with her baby Kaitlyn, who was born with an extra thumb, Lauryn (Pumpkin) is in the back next to Sugar Bear wearing a camouflage hooded sweatshirt, and Jessica (Chubbs) is sporting an awkward smile.
The Thompson family has plenty of reasons to be happy for the holidays. After making appearances on “Toddlers and Tiaras,” Honey Boo and her family got their own reality show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” The show let viewers in on the world of the Thompson family and many segments went viral on the Internet. The Thompson family, especially Mama June, also are quite popular in GIF format on Tumblr and other sites.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has led to a polarizing debate. Some view the show as scraping the bottom of the barrel, a trashy show with no redeeming values, citing bad examples for raising children, the poor dietary habits as well as the fact that Anna had a child at the age of 16. Fans can't get enough of the odd yet endearing Honey Boo Boo or the “white trash” ways of her family.
TLC has no complaints and has already ordered several more episodes of “Here Comes Honey Boo.” The channel is airing three “HOLLAday” specials of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” featuring Halloween-themed, Thanksgiving-themed and Christmas-themed episodes centered around Honey Boo Boo and the Thompson Family. The Halloween episode will premiere Jan. 6.
You can watch a preview of the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Christmas special below.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.