Hey friends,

Happy Holidays! Did an acoustic cover of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” just for some fun. Yes, sad songs are fun to me. Get stuffed.

https://soundcloud.com/just-lions/ill-be-home-for-christmas

ONLY JOKING! Love you guys. Hope you’re all staying warm for the winter. Also hoping we get some solid snow here in Portland. Maybe I should have covered “White Christmas.” Damn. NEXT year. Just remember the real meaning of Christmas/The holidays this year–gettin’ some dope-ass presents! Nah, go do something nice for someone. That’s pretty cool.

Also decided to take a Ken Burns/Haunted Mansion approach over on Youtube:

 

 

We’ve got two more shows left for the year– 12/21 in Hilsboro at Rock Creek McMenamins, and 12/23 back in PDX at Valentines. Playing that one with our good buds Fanno Creek (have you checked out their new album yet? It’s bonkers, and I don’t even use that word ever), also joined by Black is Bright. Should be superfantastic!

Here are a couple solid holiday tips to get you in the right mood: Grab a copy* of Elf, Home Alone and Kelly’s Clarkson’s Christmas album (not joking, she KILLED it). Marshmallow Vodka and hot chocolate. And if you’re SUPER bummed out, Bright Eyes has a pretty downer Christmas CD…and maybe JUST the Marshmallow Vodka. 😉 There are also plenty of groups that help homeless or families who need a little cheer around the holidays. It feels pretty rad to help other people feel rad.

*I don’t know how to “grab a copy” of movies anymore. Everything is closing down. AM I AN OLD GUY BECAUSE I USED THAT PHRASE?!?!

 

See you all soon and we hope your holidays aren’t lame!

-Chandler and the dudes

 

Photo Credit: City of Portland Archives. “NE 19th & Weidler Snow Storm Damage” A2004-002.730.