Merry Christmas! Yes it’s early. But Christmas came early for me and mine this year. So, I’m sharing my yuletide spirit with you. We’re talking real early — Dec. 2, folks.
We didn’t have presents or dancing sugar plums tormenting our dreams. We just had Darlene Love singing, live in concert. I repeat, Darlene Love live in concert. It was awesome! I’m now a fan of hers, not just one of her songs.
Unlike Thanksgiving, Christmas isn’t filled with too many traditions. We have some, like wrapping presents to “A Christmas Story,” and watching Darlene Love on David Letterman. I say watching but we crank it up to 11 and sing, baby.
Can you blame us?
In case you don’t know, tonight’s the last time Darlene Love will sing this song on the Late Show with David Letterman, he retires next year. It also looks like this will be the last time she sings it on tv, ever. So set your dvrs, because I might need a back-up.
Family fights are another tradition this time of year. Call it winter madness or maybe we’re just trying to stay warm. Whatever the reason, sparks fly. And here’s what’ll be heard before the year’s out. Introducing,
Indian Macgyver’s Comic Christmas
The last one’s heard year round. It’s like gasoline, oil, and tnt wrapped up in a powder keg. But’s that’s a whole other post, stay tuned. My gift giving and receiving policy this year is, it’s not what you want but it’s what you got. It should work out good for me.
Share some of your holiday traditions — the good, the bad, or the ugly sweaters. Ever try to start a new one?
Merry Christmas Y’all!
P.S. 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar winning documentary, featuring Darlene Love and many more is streaming on Netflix. It’s worth watching. In fact, I’ll be rewatching it because some of my family hasn’t seen it yet.