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Posted on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 : 8 a.m.

Dad's video montage shows 25 years of kids coming down stairs Christmas morning

By Tammy Mayrend


Taking a video of your children coming down the stairs at Christmas for 25 years is amazing. Creating a video of that is priceless. What traditions does your family have?

We have a couple of fun family traditions in our household around the holidays. The tree always goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving and comes down the weekend after New Year's Eve. 

Our kids always receive pajamas on Christmas Eve, too, which is something they've finally begun asking about! 

I'll admit though, this guy has me beat. Filming your family every year as they come down the stairs Christmas morning is really very cool. I love to see how things have or haven't changed.

Do you have any particular family traditions that your children are now looking forward to year after year?

Tammy Mayrend is a Ann Arbor search marketing professional and mother of two who blogs on low-cost local activities, events, and Ann Arbor area freebies for families at



Thu, Dec 30, 2010 : 11:09 a.m.

cool video, i thought the same thing about the third guy too, LOL. Wish my folks would have done something like that over the years. I would like to look back and see the times I was excited and compared it with my late teen years when it would have been "stop with the camera already." LOL very nice vid.

Tammy Mayrend

Thu, Dec 30, 2010 : 10:56 a.m.

I thought the same thing, but assumed he was a boyfriend or something... The kids seem young to be married, but that's possible too.


Thu, Dec 30, 2010 : 9:08 a.m.

Where did the third kid come from in the last 4 years of the video?