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Colleen Coyle’s Christmas-sweater jump turns into a meme

The Empire strikes back as social-media users have fun with a Star-Telegram shot of WFAA/Channel8 meteorologist Colleen Coyle jumping in front of a green screen in one of her Christmas sweaters (original photo of Coyle by Max Faulkner, Star-Telegram)
The Empire strikes back as social-media users have fun with a Star-Telegram shot of WFAA/Channel8 meteorologist Colleen Coyle jumping in front of a green screen in one of her Christmas sweaters (original photo of Coyle by Max Faulkner, Star-Telegram) Twitter

For a DFW.com package this week on the popularity of ugly Christmas sweaters, we sought out a few DFW personalities who have ugly-Christmas-sweater tales to tell. People such as KVIL/103.7 FM’s Sybil Summers, who makes her own, and Max’s Wine Dive Fort Worth executive chef Stefon Rishel, who has a Christmas sweater vest that he’ll wear only to certain parties.

A common theme among them: When our photographers came to take photos of the personalities modeling the sweaters, everyone proved to be a willing, adventurous subject. Something about having an ugly Christmas sweater really puts you into the spirit for a photo.

But probably nobody was more in the spirit than WFAA/Channel 8 meterologist Colleen Coyle, who has a couple of Christmas sweaters that come from her mom (Coyle says that she actually thinks the sweaters are kind of cute and that she’s seen much tackier).

It was Coyle who suggested to Star-Telegram photographer Max Faulkner, who did the photo shoot at WFAA’s Victory Park studios, that she jump during the photo. In front of a green-screen. While wearing green pants. And her jumping skills are impressive. As are the green-screen skills of her social-media followers.

Here’s our personal fave:

But wait, there’s still more:

And more:

Actually, this dude gets pretty elaborate:

And then there’s what’s happening on Facebook (check out the comments section here):

 

My chroma key jumping photos have many editing opportunities! Is everyone as excited about Star Wars as I am?? #maytheforcebewithyou (Creative Credit to Taylor Lumsden)

Posted by Colleen Coyle on Thursday, December 3, 2015

We get the feeling that there will be still more — and Coyle tells us that there’ll be a segment about the photos on Friday’s 4 p.m. newscast on WFAA/Channel 8. Might as well jump!

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