Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Deck the halls (and block your ears) - Christmas is coming!

The carols concert was, IMO, totally awesome. Between the cute kids in the church children's band doing a punk version of Silent Night (I was super impressed with the kids playing electric guitar, drums and keyboard) and Colin, the lead vocalist, impersonating everyone from Louis Armstrong to Michael Jackson, it was a blast.

Colin broke his foot doing the show last week (jumping off the stage as Angel Gabriel) so he was confined to a barstool to sing and had his injured foot in a festive Christmas stocking. Other church band members had to take up doing his actions. It's always funny for me, knowing these guys IRL, to see them onstage. Totally different!

After the show we headed to Primi Piatti for drinks with Brett, Kim and their mate Mike. After me berating Brett for his bad blogging habits (not posting enough) and all of us listening to Mike's horrible baby jokes for awhile, TSC and I returned home in high spirits, with me singing carols the whole way.

Now that we are only a month away from Christmas, I feel I have licence to continue in that vein. "Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shiiiiiiiiiiining..." Be very glad you don't have to live with me - I try to do the descant at the same time as the melody. Poor TSC ;-)

I am so looking forward to an evening at home doing nothing tonight!

12 comments:

Shayne said...

So glad to hear of yet another person in full christmas spirit! I'm trying very hard to restrain myself and not put up the tree just yet!

momcat said...

Tamara, You're a busy and responsible person but not too busy to be supportive. I've left an award for you on my latest post.

Tamara said...

Shayne: I have promised myself that I will wait till 1 Dec, although I stll have to make the thing (doing an eco-friendly one with sticks from my garden. Promise to post pics).

Momcat: Awww, thanks! That's really kind of you.

boldly benny said...

A gal after my own heart - I adore Christmas time. I've already put up my lights but am holding back for tree and I've already listened to Boney M, Christmas carols are my absolute BEST.
The spirit of all really makes me happy and this upbeat post was just what I needed :)
Your poor friend, hope his ankle is okay - that must've been supreme pain and big up to him for continuing the singing!

Hayley said...

Yip I am so with you there....there is nothing better than Christmas Carols....I SO LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!

Susan said...

I'm right there doing nothing with you! Fa la la la la, la la la la!

Laura said...

YAY for Christmas Carols!

I will sing along with you :) I LOVE IT!

Slyde said...

oh man, me too!

been too busy lately, and tonight i have a chance to just sit back and do NOTHING! i cant wait..!

po said...

I like the image of the guy singing with his foot in a christmas stocking hee hee.

Tamara said...

Benny: Have you noticed that you hardly ever hear Boney M carols in the shops anymore?

Hayley: It always makes me miss being in a choir. One of the only things I miss about school days.

Susan: Feels good!

Laura: I'm picturing all us bloggers singing carols in harmony as we type from various corners of the world. It's quite funny ;-)

Slyde: I have come to appreciate doing nothing. It's awesome.

Po: It was so funny. Good on him for keeping his sense of humour ;-)

Jeanette said...

LOL I can just imagine your singing that :)

Helen said...

Christmas snuck up on me this year - I went to town to get something or another and was almost deafened by a single carol, on repeat...

your version sounds much more fun!