So here it is, 2011’s Christmas video. This was Merrily made a few weekends ago in Kentucky when some of my closest friends and I gathered to continue our tradition of celebrating together in one place and filming our annual extravaganza. This tradition is only just beginning with many more videos to come with each passing Christmas. Here is the entire archive, all three masterpieces. The name of our group, The Nashville Gunslingers comes from my 21st birthday party in Nashville where we dressed up in our finest cowboy attire and claimed to be in a southern punk band with a western twist. Everyone we met bought our story and that night we hit the stage at one of Nashville’s sweetest clubs and performed (karaoke) one of the most awesome entertaining impromptu shows. Ever since then, The Gunslingers have filmed various videos together but we’re surely most famous for our annual Christmas musicals. So, grab some milk and cookies, open your Christmas bonuses (or jelly of the month club subscriptions) and hit the play button. Wishing you the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye..
No matter where we happen to be in the world or what path we happen to take, my friends and I have decided that this yearly weekend tradition will live on no matter what. For the past four years in the spirit of the most festive time of year we have gotten together in eastern Kentucky at the residence of Mark and Randee Walz to reunite and celebrate Christmas together. Even now as college graduates we still continue our Christmas weekend tradition with lots of delicious food prepared by cyber world renown chef The Marque, festive specialty coffees, Christmas movies, shopping and filming an annual exclusive Christmas music video. So today we’re kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape because the most enjoying traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin! Continue reading “Making Merry in Kentucky” »