Chimneyside Chats with Michael Judson Berry

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Gather 'round the open fire for Chimneyside Chats - a monthly feature with holiday stories from our favorite artists. See what's in their stockings this year as they reminisce on Christmas memories, share their favorite recipe and more! Here's what actor, singer and comedian Michael Judson Berry had to say:

The best gift I ever received was a Slanket. In case you’re unfamiliar, a Slanket is “the original blanket with sleeves!”

I tend to get cold very easily, so one Christmas I asked for a Slanket, but no one thought I was serious. This went on for years; I received many wonderful gifts, but never that elusive Slanket.

Eventually, it became a running joke in my family; that every year I’d ask for a Slanket, but then never receive one.

Finally, one magical Christmas, there was a large package under the tree that felt squishy, like a pillow, but it wasn’t the right shape for a pillow. My eyes lit up, and even before I had fully unwrapped the present, I knew my Christmas dream had come true! My fabulous sister had bought me a Slanket, in classic royal blue. I was thrilled! I proceeded to sprawl out on the couch and put it on. Needless to say, that’s where I stayed for the majority of the day. I still wear my Slanket on cold nights - it really does have all of the advantages of a sweater and a blanket wrapped up in one cozy gift. People may think this is cheesy, but honestly, sometimes it’s the little things that bring us the most joy.

Learn more about Michael Judson Berry and listen to the song he chose for our Chimneyside Chats playlist!
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland