The Reeves Brothers are joining us today discussing all things Christmas! These Arkansas-based siblings won the 2018 Ameripolitan “Honky Tonk Group Of The Year” award – much deserved! Below are they’re social medias to follow!
What is your favorite holiday dish?
Matt: Aunt B’s Cornbread Casserole, and Mom’s Green Bean Casserole.
Cole: Aunt Betty’s Cornbread Casserole
Do you have a favorite holiday scent?
Matt: Apple Cinnamon
Hot chocolate or apple cider?
Matt: Apple Cider… Definitely!
Cole: Hot Chocolate
What are you most thankful for this year?
Matt: It’s been such a great year, and God truly has blessed us, throughout the whole thing. I’m real thankful that we get to have some downtime, in December, after a lot of miles on the road. I’m super thankful to have both my parents. We’ve met so many wonderful friends and musicians, this year, and that has been amazing. We’re thankful for everything.
Cole: I’m thankful for all the great times I’ve spent with my closest friends and mostly my dad and mom. God had blessed me with the best family and friends I could ever dream of.
Do you have any Christmas traditions? If not, are there any that you would like to try or start?
Cole: I’ve never felt like we’ve had a tradition. Sometimes we’re with family and sometimes we’re traveling or living away. I would love to be able to spend every Christmas with my family and enjoy our time together telling stories and laughing.
Matt: Cole is definitely not remembering the same thing as me. Our Tradition has always been that we got to open one Christmas present, on Christmas Eve, and then open the rest on Christmas Day. We would also play a lot of Yahtzee… it was our Great Grandmother’s favorite game. She’d always beat us all!
Cole (Left) is about 18 months old, Matt (Right) is 6
How long did you believe in Santa?
Matt: I mean, I still believe in him! I don’t know what you’re talking about!
Cole: I don’t remember a time I believed in Santa, probably until 4 or 5. Christmas was year- round for me. My parents always bought me things through the year that they could afford.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Matt: “The Christmas Story.” It’s so good, and TBS always plays it 24 hours straight, on Christmas. It’s my go to Christmas movie!
Bruce Willis’s Die Hard movie is THE Christmas movie, do you agree?
Cole: I’ve actually never seen Die Hard…
Do you do your Christmas shopping early, or do you wait last second?
Matt: I’ve already finished mine! So, I guess, fairly early.
Cole: I’m more of a last second kind of person.
What does Christmas mean to you?
Matt: All in all it’s not about the presents. The real meaning of Christmas is giving. The Wise Men rode a long way to deliver the gifts to Jesus Christ. That’s the real meaning of Christmas, to me. Loving everyone, whether they believe that’s the meaning of Christmas or not. It’s the most wonderful time ofthe year!
Cole: Christmas isn’t about gifts, it’s a time for family and love.
Matt: Aunt Betty’s Cornbread Casserole
Cole: Aunt Betty’s Cornbread Casserole
Do you enjoy decorating and are you typically full of the Christmas spirit?
Matt: I love decorating the inside of the house… I’m not big on the outside. I love coming home and seeing the tree lit, the fire going, and a Christmas movie on the TV.
Cole: I love decorating and I’m always full of Christmas spirit. I’ll make wreaths and hang lights! I love Christmas, all the decorations and seeing all the joy in people during that time.
Christmas dinner: ham or turkey?
Cole: I’m definitely more of a ham type of person
Are there any Christmas tunes you like to put on to set the Christmas mood?
Matt: You bet! “Christmas in Dixie” by Alabama! It’s my absolute favorite.
Cole: I love Gene Autry’s “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” and The Jackson Five “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”
What are your plans this year for Christmas? Where will you celebrate?
Cole: This year I’ll probably spend it with our bass player Kelly Bishop and pedal steel player Caleb Melo. Unfortunately, we won’t be home with our family this year.
Matt: I’ll be at my house with my girlfriend. After 4 and a half years together, this will be out first Christmas in Arkansas, that we’ve been able to spend together. Since our parents aren’t able to be here, hopefully Cole, Kelly, and Caleb will all come over and celebrate with us.
Does snow really make it feel Christmas or could you live without snow?
Matt: I could totally go without snow… but White Christmases are special! I love them!
Cole: Snow always makes it feel like Christmas. Growing up in Arkansas, I really enjoy seeing snow on the ground during Christmas.
Pumpkin Spice… What are your thoughts? Overkill, bring it on, or really do not care?
Matt: I love it. Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, etc… it is GREAT!
Cole: It’s really not a big deal for me. If pumpkin is involved, I’d prefer it to be pumpkin pie!