25 years of Christmas

“Every year, our dad would tape us coming down the stairs. This is a compilation of all the videos I could find. Relatives and pets grow up and disappear, and new extended family members appear in their place. The song is “Christmas Time is Here”, played by Vince Guaraldi

- Spoonito


The Retronaut says: “Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time is Here”, taken from his score to “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” is one of the, if not the, greatest pieces of Christmas music, expressing both the childhood magic and adult disenchantment that are found in Christmas. For my sister and I, it is the definitive sound of Christmas”


Thank you to Bronwen

7 comments to 25 years of Christmas

  • Nigel

    What an excellent idea! Sadly people rarely think far ahead these days so it’s all the more remarkable so many of these videos have survived. (And of course having a video recorder back in 1985 was pretty cool!) Well done! :-D

  • Simon Fielding

    Thanks for sharing this - very touching and human. Season’s greetings to you.

  • Jan

    Loved this! What Christmas is all about.

  • Dan

    This touched my heart. Thank you and happy christmas.

  • VonsterVon

    so very sweet to see them growing and changing and still bumping down the stairs on their bums…really touching.

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