New Releases: December 2014

Get ready for the holiday season with this month’s New Releases from the Picón family! These home movies capture fun scenes of the Picons celebrating Christmas in their home. In this video, see the whole family dancing in the living room as part of their holiday festivities, including an adorable father-daughter dance. This home movie includes images of all of the Picón children singing Christmas carols and also captures a great slice of Texas culture as a young Diane Picón sings “Jingle Bells” in front of the Christmas tree, then dances to Mexican music on the radio in a style she learned from her grandmother. Special scenes of Diane dancing with her grandmother in traditional Mexican style can be seen in this home movie.

We hope you spend time with your families this season watching home movies from holidays past or making some new ones to document your family’s Texas story. Enjoy these New Releases, and happy holidays from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image!