A Christmas Tradition

My sister and I have Christmas in Africa every year.

Then we find whatever we can to substitute for a big, ice blue feather before melding into the classic White Christmas favorite “Sisters.”

Lord to help the mister
Who comes between me and my sister.
And Lord help the sister
Who comes between me and my man!

I look at Jamie’s husband Gary and shake my finger. Jamie does a good job of shaming my invisible boyfriend who will be taking the imaginary form of Ryan Gosling this year. Mama toasts us with her second mimosa, wishing we’d invite her into the holiday act, Gary rolls his eyes and Daddy turns the TV up to drown out the madness.

I can’t wait.

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December 16, 2011 3:40 pm

Oh Lincee, thank you for sharing this! I am supremely glad to know that my sister and I were not the only ones to whack each other with umbrellas every time “a certain gentleman arrived from Rome'”! Of course, being the demanding younger sister that she was, she wore the dress, and I stayed home.

Have a very merry and blessed Christmas, and enjoy every minute re-enacting White Christmas with your sis!

December 16, 2011 10:07 pm

My sister and I, too sing the Sisters song! Also, Straight No Chaser is amazing. I hope you’ve checked out all of their music. And they’re doing a cruise next fall! What could be better than being on a boat with a cappella singing boys?

December 17, 2011 9:32 am

I use “Sisters! Sisters! ” as my ringtone for my sister. 🙂 Love it.

December 17, 2011 10:53 pm

Thank you for introducing me to Straight No Chaser. That sure was a fun little ditty.

And Sisters is on my Christmas playlist! It’s a classic song from a classic film!

December 19, 2011 11:47 am

That song is one thing my sister and I bond over ever Christmas! did you know OHCH was a judge on a recent episode of Iron Chef? It was one of the holiday episodes they were doing. he had this adorable scarf on

December 19, 2011 3:35 pm

Love Straight No Chaser. My daughters went to IU and every Mother’s Weekend SNC would sing at their sorority dinner for the moms. Just went to see the group here in Columbus, OH and they were fantastic. Lots of Big 10 jokes and even an O-H I-O shout out!

December 20, 2011 9:48 am

Hi Lincee,
My brother is the lighting director for Straight No Chaser and is on tour with them now. So fun of you to post this!. Hope you check out all their music – they are awesome (And I’m not just saying that. Really.).

February 9, 2012 10:06 pm

I start the Truth in the Tinsel Advent with my kids today, too, and I was bsleesd. What a great reminder to ME of who my Jesus is – the LIGHT of the World!

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