I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don’t want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen’s house on the first movie and then I didn’t see him again until the premiere.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality – you’re told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.
I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards.
I love all things Christmas.
I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody’s presents – everybody’s – so by the time the rest of us got up all the gifts were shredded ribbons off torn open and thrown aside.
I got a guitar when I was about 14 for a Christmas present and went from there.
I didn’t know the full dimensions of forever but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.
I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.