Find Something That Fits

When our kids were younger, we used to go to church on Christmas Eve. Our church has a regular weekly attendance around 1,200 however, on Christmas Eve the number of folks who kneel in the pews swells to over 5,000.

To the regular attendees of Christian churches, these extra 3,800 people are often labeled the “C & Es,” which of course stands for “Christmas & Easter.” […]

Pay It Forward… Today

I had something completely different planned for this morning’s post, but then something happened. What is it they say, “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans?”

Things were quiet in our house early this morning. My wife was not yet home from her overnight shift in the hospital. My three boys are already off for Christmas break (Catholic school) so they were sleeping. My daughter had asked to get a ride to school at 6:30 to meet with her chemistry teacher, so I arose at 5:00 to get some things done before making the fifteen-minute round trip to Penfield High School. […]

Christmas Videos

This post was originally posted in 2015. Since then this story and these videos have generated a lot of attention. So, if you’ve seen them before, enjoy them again. If you’ve never seen them, well you’re in for a treat!

Yesterday we went to get our Christmas tree. As the man at the place came to cut down the tree for us, my daughter Charlotte pulled out her iPhone and said, “oh, let me get a video of this.” Four seconds later she was ready, and the tree was cut while her brothers cried out “TIMBER.”

The Naz Clan in front if the tree that moments later met its fate.

The Naz Clan in front of the tree that moments later met its holiday fate.

This little moment got me thinking about how far we have come with video technology. It literally took her four seconds to go from nothing to shooting HD video on a device that also does 1,000 other things. Years ago, my kids and I got involved in a little video at Christmastime and it involved something called tape (remember video tapes?) and way more time than four seconds.

So, grab your popcorn and get ready for the story of the three legendary Nazarian Christmas videos. […]