Monday, December 18, 2006

Twas the Night Before Christmas (and some dude showed up)

The year was 1971, and I was one year old. My parents arranged for Santa to pay a surprise visit to the house. (Or was it John Lennon? Check out the groovy glasses!)

Come on in for a minute. I'll take your coat. We're getting hammered. (Yeah, you gotta love those toy workbenches.)

And I even have jammies with the feet! Nice and toasty.

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.

(Captured from old Super 8 home movies. Music: "The Holly and the Ivy," recorded by me.)


Anonymous said...

Hey Jason,

Thanks for sharing the video, brings back a lot of memories. Been more on the lurking side than commenting side but wanted to at least say hello and wish you and yours a merry xmas!


Anonymous said...

Hey Jason,
Are you posting anything else before the Christmas or after?
Enjoyed the video.
Merry Christmas Happy Holidays.

anne said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jason.

Anonymous said...

BD, thanks for dropping the note! Merry Christmas. :)

Sue, I'll still be posting this week. Thanks for the visit. Merry Christmas!

Anne, Merry Christmas. :)

Anonymous said...

way too cute!
Merry Christmas Jason to you and your family

Anonymous said...

Anne, Merry Christmas to you too. =)

Susan, sorry, the new avatar threw me off! I didn't realize that was you. ;)

Scott said...

You are so lucky to have that video of you when you were young. I'm lucky to have a picture.

Jaye Wells said...

I love the PJs!

Melissa Marsh said...

That was sooo sweet! Wow. We have a ton of those old home movies, too, that we need to get transfered to DVD.

The Tart said...

Way too cute, dude!

Happy happy holidays.

Sweet smooches,
The Tart
; *

kgilbert said...

I didn't want it to end, Jason.
Merry Christmas ~ and all
things bright and beautiful in '07.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Jason.
Then I'll wish you again. lol.
You know, I just can't wait for 2007 to show up.
Have you made any resolutions?

warmest regards

Joni said...

Wow, that was great.
How cool.
I don't think there is a single video recording of me until I was well into my teen years, and I'm a bit younger than you.

Merriest of Christmases to you.

anne frasier said...

that is so sweet! much sweeter than my christmas post. :D

loved it, jason. that super 8 stuff is so locked in time. the music was perfect too.

Anonymous said...

Scott, yes, I think my parents made payments on that camera and projector at Sears. They were pretty good about filming up until I was 7 or 8.

Jaye, I think my sister-in-law bought an adult pair of those.

Melissa, I actually did it myself, but I would definitely encourage you to have it done. Well worth it.

Tart, thanks! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Kaye, warm wishes to you too. :)

Susan, fall wasn't what I expected, so I'll just settle for a bright spring. :)

Joni, I'm the opposite. There's nothing of me after age 12. My parents were behind the times on video cameras. They still don't own one! (But I do.) ;)

Anne, your post was heart-warming in a Children of the Corn kinda way. :D Yeah, I love the Super 8 feel too.

Anonymous said...

Great Jason. My brother had all of my dad's old movies put onto a video. I have since transfered them to disc. Nice what one can do.

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, Jason! So Father Christmas is real after all.

Anonymous said...

Steve, it's so important to preserve those old movies. Glad you and your brother now have them!

Addy, yes, he is. :)