***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
This Christmas is obviously....Well....It's different.
Instead of huge gatherings and celebrations, people are (hopefully) altering their plans to help do their part to stop the spread of this nasty virus that's turned life upside-down for the past year.
We're kind of the Black Sheep, so to speak, so we don't really get invited to family gatherings. Not traditional ones, anyway. We have, over the past few years, adopted a HUGE "chosen family", and one of our family reunions happens in Cleveland, right before Christmas. We're part of a community called EST (Everyone Stands Together), and we attend Machine Gun Kelly's XXMas concert as if we were going to church for Midnight Mass. For many, my family included, that IS our Christmas. This IS where we get to see our "family" and celebrate the season. People fly in for the weekend from all over, and it's kind of a huge deal.
This year, understandably, it's not happening. I have to admit, this made us all very sad. This year, the fancy Holiday depression has hit hard, and we've been trying to find ways to still experience some kind of magic, even though we're missing our loved ones so much.
Xander, my soon to be 10 year old, decided he wanted to surprise me and the rest of his EST family, and put on his own little Corona XXMas show in his "studio".
The cool part? The decorations in his little music area are actually made from the set of Machine Gun Kelly's first XXMas show. We were fortunate enough to purchase the whole stage set, and we're thrilled to have it. It's actually sentimental to me, as I was in the front row of that magical show.
Anyway, Xander has a guitar, a uke, keyboards, drums, and a zither in his studio. He also has disco lights, a cool karaoke set up, and a life-sized cut-out of Machine Gun Kelly himself.
He decided Kells needed a mask, because of course he does....He also decided to dress him up in this awesome Get Lit Ugly Christmas Sweater from Joyin.co.
Delightfully simple, yet tacky to its core, this vintage-looking holiday sweater is sure to please all who see it. Some may call it an “ugly Christmas sweater”, but this gravitates more to the “festive” side of your Christmas sweater collection. Bright colors, high-quality construction, and classic sweater patterns make this sweater the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe!
The best part? Not only does it light up, it's got SIX different lighting modes, including what appears to be music/sound reactive lights. This was absolutely perfect for the kid's little show, and Machine Gun Kelly looks dashing in his Holiday get up.
The only downside to this sweater? Well, obviously, since it has lights and wires, laundering isn't encouraged. I'm sure you could probably spot clean, but I'd just be careful when wearing it to avoid having to clean it. After all, this is a novelty item that won't likely be part of your day to day wardrobe.
Overall, though, we thought this sweater was an absolute hoot, and it made the perfect visual backdrop for Xander's little concert.
Check out his performance of one of his favorite songs, Machine Gun Kelly's "End of the Road" below. He KILLED it!
We don't own the music, and yes, he skips any and all bad words.
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope this year isn't too weird and that you're finding ways to be festive during these unprecedented times.
You can grab your own Ugly Christmas Sweater like the one above on Joyin.co
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