We started cooking last night to the Blind Boys of Alabama streaming on Mandolin's web site. Maybe they were blind (all wore dark glasses) but they definitely were not boys, rather men with a swaying rhythm that took their Christmas music somewhere magically southern. Two glasses of wine and the cooking prep over, we switched over to Handel and his great Messiah oratorios while the food cooked. After two more glasses of wine and dinner we finished the evening to the wonderfully lush Christmas music of John Rutter. COVID be damned, it was a great pre Christmas eve!