SUFJAN'S CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG

This was years ago, but creating this Christmas playlist MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS, RANKED has brought it to mind. This was literally the best time of my life.
  1. Go back with me four years...
  2. We arrive in Tucson. We meet up with a friend's friend and change into our Christmas garb.
  3. This was before the days of Instagram I guess, but my best friend Lauren and I wore something like this. We toned it down a bit because we didn't realize, and also, because cute boys:
  4. Green lipstick? Cupcake frosting.
  5. We love Christmas a little bit.
  6. I know this was definitely involved...
  7. But I digress...
  8. They passed these out and I was so fucking excited I can't even tell you. Sufjan, Christmas songs, and sing alongs??? Dream come true.
  9. 🙌🏽
  10. I remember beginning with a hymn, because it felt like an amazingly perfect church service.
  11. God, I wish I would've documented the playlist, or literally anything. This was also involved:
    I want to say both band and audience members got to spin, and also Sufjan, but I can't be certain. Though I do believe all songs were done if I'm remembering correctly.
  12. Anyway, here are the options in the songbook:
  13. I shared the songbook with my friend Jon, but during this song...
    I RIPPED THE SONGBOOK FROM HIS HANDS BECAUSE I WAS SO EXCITED, BUT ALWAYS FUCK UP THE CHORUS ORDER.
  14. I'll Be Home For Christmas Sufjan version is perfection. ❤️
  15. Stain from drinks.
  16. ❤️🎄❤️
  17. This was my first time seeing Sufjan and holy shit I knew I could never be disappointed, but I never expected this epic event that I will remember for the rest of forever.
  18. I know we also did Come Thou Fount, Christmas Woman, John Wayne Gayce...
  19. And oh fuck Sister Winter...
  20. Impossible Soul, Concerning the UFO Sighting, For the Widows in Paradise, Casimir Pulaski Day...
  21. And of course...
  22. CHRISTMAS UNICORN
  23. Many inflatable unicorns happened... many outfits were garland clad... many beautiful voices came together...
    Sufjan fans are the best.
  24. Suf, if only you could do this every year for the rest of my life I will never again lose my Christmas spirit... but I'll always have my memories too.
    🦄❤️❤️❤️