Posted by Kevin G on Friday, December 24, 2010
As I get older, Christmas seems to get here faster every year. Even though I started practicing up on my 4 or 5 Christmas songs a month ago, I feel less prepared than ever. But here's what's important: I'm off work and spending time with my family (and my banjo... sorry, family.) So tonight will be the usual cheese fondue, masterfully prepared by me; we'll open our presents (mostly our daughter and her boyfriend will open their presents), we'll drink a little wine, watch "A Christmas Story" ("You'll shoot your eye out!"), then we'll talk awhile in the glow of empty boxes, crumpled Christmas wrappings, ribbons, and gift bags. On Christmas Day, we'll visit my brother and his family; it's probable that banjos will come out; we'll eat way too much again; then a few days later, we'll drive up north to see my father, and do it all over again.
There's nothing better about this season than having some time to spend with your loved ones. My best wishes to everyone here on the BHO for days similar to t hose that await me: for fun, fellow-feeling, joy and love.
Maybe it's a good thing when Christmas gets here fast. I seem to need it more every year, too.
The best of the season to all of you.
Jane C Says:
Friday, December 24, 2010 @1:45:40 PM
That all sounds wonderful and cosy Kevin. Merry Christmas and Thankyou for all your kind comments throughout the past year.
Kevin G Says:
Friday, December 24, 2010 @2:17:04 PM
You earn all those nice comments. I'm always impressed with your playing and wish that I could get around up the neck the way you do. I hope that you have a nice flaming Christmas pudding, a tasty Mince pie and lots of great banjo tunes this holiday. I'm glad to have gotten to know you on the Hangout. All the best to you and your family.
Friday, December 24, 2010 @2:54:44 PM
Christmas - seems like it's here by tomorrow?
Happy Christmas Kevin, and a good new year.
Friday, December 24, 2010 @8:13:53 PM
Very well said, Kevin. It's always ineresting to hear all the different traditions people have at Christmas time. And you're right, the best part is just being together and taking a break from all the craziness of life. (and the food ain't too bad either)!
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