Though December in Arizona doesn’t exactly result in a White Christmas, Tyler Horton of My Girl Friday’s family celebrations are exactly like the families that may get a little snowfall on the holiday! Check ’em out below and if you’re looking for a late Christmas gift for your friends, pick up My Girl Friday’s new record, American Kids, on December 27th!

December is hands down my favorite month of the year. Being from Arizona, I love it when it gets “cold”. By cold, I mean below 50 degrees. Christmas has always been a very special time to me. I was raised Christian, and for that reason Christmas has always been an important holiday to my family. Growing up, my Dad would start playing Christmas music in the house the day after Thanksgiving. He has an unhealthy collection of Christmas music, and blasts it for the entire month of December. On Christmas Eve, my family from my Dad’s side gets together. That’s always a good time. I’m very privileged to have my family so close to me. Christmas morning, we all get up extremely early (this changed for me once I started treasuring my sleep) and have breakfast and open stockings. My mom makes a mean Christmas breakfast, normally french toast or something along those lines. My parents did a good job keeping the Santa dream alive for us, and still to this day have a present or two under the tree from good ole’ Saint Nick.  Christmas day has always been one of the most relaxing days of the year for me; those days are few and far between now.

Overall, Christmas is a time of year unlike any other. You can feel it in the air. Make sure you spend this holiday season with people you love, and cherish it. When it really comes down to the true meaning of Christmas, the ones you love are what it’s all about. Regardless of religion or beliefs, that’s one thing we all have in common.

My band and I are releasing our new record, “American Kids” two days after Christmas, 12.27. I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas gift this year. I am beyond proud and excited for this record, and I hope everyone feels the same!

Godspeed, and happy holidays!

Written by Catherine Powell