Christmas in Kuwait 2016

Christmas in Kuwait 2016 – Day 16

Sleigh Bells Ring, Are Ya Listening

We’re out of double digits folks!  So exciting!  It’s been a busy day today.  We have a slight malfunction in the exterior illumination department which required the movement of a couple strands of lights.  Got that knocked out.  Spent quite a while wrapping today so I got a huge chunk of that done too.  Just have to finish the stuff that’s not here yet.  We picked up tickets for Sydney and I to go see Rogue One tomorrow!  So excited about that.  No worries, I won’t be wearing my Jedi robes – this time.  After the movie tomorrow, I’ve got to pick up some peanuts so I can get my Chex Mix done too!  Busy weekend but lots of fun.

On to today’s treat.  Years ago I was a tuba player.  It’s been forever since I’ve played since, as you can imagine, tubas are a bit hard to come by.  Sydney’s school has a whole rack of them and I’ve been trying to get her to agree to go caroling with me if I got one and practiced up a little.  So far no luck.  Along the same lines, I thought I’d see if there was a Tuba Christmas anywhere near us.  The closest is about a six-hour flight away up in Europe.  Much to Sydney’s dismay, I may have to go back to her brass teacher and see if I could drum up any interest in maybe putting on our own little Tuba Christmas in Kuwait next year.  Not holding my breath, but anything is possible.  Instead of a small band of brave tubist somewhere in Kuwait, I had to settle for the video below – it’s still very tuba-y and very Christmasy.  Merry Christmas Y’all!

Christmas in Kuwait 2016 – Day 16

The first Tuba Christmas was held in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974.  Forty-three years later there are Tuba Christmas concerts in over 400 cities around the US and around the globe.  Tuba players of all skill levels come together, practice for a few hours, then put on a concert.  I always thought they were lots of fun.  The video below was shot by a spectator at this year’s Tuba Christmas in NYC.

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