I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday, and Santa (Santy) brings you everything you’re hoping for, whether it be physical loot, a positive life-change, or any combination thereof.
I sincerely appreciate the continued support, and am very proud of the community we’ve built here. You guys are great, and I don’t say it often enough. So, I’m saying it now: Thank you!
Toney’s been hard at work on the Christmas Feast since before I was even off the platform this morning, and we have plenty of Yuengling Lager and Maker’s Mark to, you know, enhance the holiday spirit.
Tonight’s main food event will be barbecued beef, which is a yearly tradition at our house. We cook it for hours and hours, then pull it apart with a fork and make sangliches on good rolls. I’m not sure how it started, but Christmas Eve wouldn’t be the same without barbecue sandwiches, and a ridiculous spread of barbecue sandwich accessories.
So, what are your food and drink plans for the holidays? Do you have any family traditions, or anything like that? I used to get excited about the presents under the tree; the ones with my name on them, anyway. But now it’s all about eating and drinking — eating and drinking, and worrying that we didn’t spoil our kids quite enough this Christmas. That’s what the holidays are all about, at this point in my history.
Have a great one, my friends!
I’ll see you soon.
Wait! I almost forgot one of our other Christmas traditions. Every year I like to link to this heartwarming story song by Red Sovine, who was my paternal grandmother’s first cousin. I don’t know what that makes him to me, but give his song a listen, anyway. It’s called “Faith in Santa,” and man, it’s… memorable.