A new video now going viral shows 25 years of Christmas memories condensed into one three-minute video.
YouTube user Nick Confalone - a self-described "Writer on Fish Hooks for Disney Channel, haiku aficionado, friend to the internet" - talks about the video in detail on his blog:
"Every year, for pretty much my entire life, Dad has videotaped me and my sister coming down the stairs on Christmas morning. As teenagers, we begrudgingly accepted our fathers tradition, but as we grew up we realized we were part of something special-dare I say, "something magical." (I do dare!) This year I edited the clips together, and with a little help of Vince Guaraldi's Christmas Time is Here, our Christmas home video is out there on the internet, groping hearts around the world like a drunk Santa in love."
On the YouTube page for the video, Confalone said the new guy towards the end is his sister's husband.
Confalone write: "Relatives and pets grow up and disappear, and new extended family members appear in their place."