Chimneyside Chats with Andrew Thomases

by - December 14, 2021

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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 songwriter Andrew Thomases had to say:

I grew up in a secular Jewish household, and my wife grew up in a secular Christian household. Now that we have three kids, each holiday season our family both lights the menorah for Hanukkah and decorates the Christmas tree. Our kids receive their own new ornament each year, so they like putting up the new ones and finding the old ones - each with a memory of a prior holiday season. Each kid also gets a very large and very full stocking stuffed with goodies each year. They love digging down to find all of the fun gifts inside.

We also try to take a family vacation each holiday season. Pre-pandemic, we had made a tradition of going to the beach for part of the vacation and then heading up to the California Sierra Nevada mountains to do some skiing - all during the same vacation. Most recently, we have been vacationing in Hawaii and then Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region. Two of my kids are adventure addicts, so we go from surfing, snorkeling and zip lining to skiing in the trees and down chutes. All within 24 hours. It makes for a very varied holiday season!

Learn more about Andrew Thomases and listen to the song he chose for our Chimneyside Chats playlist!
"Heat Miser/Snow Miser (Reproduction)" by Done Again

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