Here's a little video for anyone who might be feeling nostalgic for the holiday season now that we've all had to return to the prosaic realities of 'real' life, courtesy of my dear friends Tara and Matt. Tara is an actor and generally damn funny lady; we met on the first day of grade 7 in our hometown of Toronto over twenty (!!) years ago now. Matt is her dashing, rock-star husband from New Jersey, which makes him awesome because that also happens to be where my other husband, Bruce Springsteen, is from. (Yes, Mr. L knows - he's fine with it.)
They live way too far away in LA now, but, like the troopers they are, they make it back to the frozen North every year or so that we can all eat stinky French cheese and drain bottles of cheap red wine. They, along with my friend Jenna, played a beautiful song at my wedding and now they play for you! And in case you're feeling unsure that you have the minutes to spare, this little treat features an accordian, a paper martini, one of my all-time favourite Christmas songs (see the title of this post for clues) and a very handsome grey cat named Archie. And some Sam Adams. How could it possibly not be the greatest?