I’ve got a holiday surprise I’m working on for y’all, but in the meantime enjoy this fun little placeholder post where we can all share our Christmas stories and trade gossip and whatever.
First, I forgot to tell you what Albie Dog got for Christmas!!!!! My parents gave him a great pretzel toy that they got at the German Christmas market. And my sister and brother-in-law gave him a festive Christmas collar. Look how happy he is!
Second, a friend just sent me a copy of the annual Kapoor Family Christmas Brunch photo. For those of you who are new, I will explain. Shashi Kapoor (the Best Kapoor) married Jennifer Kendal, an Anglo-Indian woman. As a way of joining her traditions with her new family, she would always host a British style Christmas brunch and invite all her in-laws. Everyone adored Shashi and Jennifer (the Best Kapoors), so they would all trot over to their house for Christmas brunch starting in the early 60s. After Jennifer died in the 80s, Shashi kept up the tradition in her memory. And after Shashi started to get sick, his daughter Sanjana (the Best Kapoor Child) kept up hosting the brunch. And now Shashi is dead too, but the Kapoors still do the Big Christmas Brunch. It’s kind of nice, in a mixed family way. The Kapoors are traditionally Hindu, which means Christmas shouldn’t be such a big deal, but since Jennifer was so awesome, and Shashi loved her so much, they have kept up the tradition of the one big annual non-skippable family gathering being Christmas Brunch. And every year us gossip hounds study the big family photo they release to see who is on the outs, who is dating who, and so on.
Big story this year, Alia is there! That is a BIG step!!! Especially because I think Alia’s family must have their own Christmas tradition? Since her mother is half German-English? For those of you better at Kapoor-ology than I am, let me know what other little tidbits I am missing!