Unwrapping Christmas with Britt Duffey
The days before Christmas are often filled with parties, gifts, and food, but the holidays are a great time to share memories, too. Our Duffey Realty REALTORS® recently took a few minutes with Duffey Realty blog editor Carrie McWhorter to share some of their favorite Christmas traditions. First up is Britt Duffey, one of our outstanding agents and son of Duffey Realty founders James and Irene Duffey. Let’s listen in.
CM: Let’s start with the tree. Real or artificial?
BD: We have four artificial trees.
CM: White lights or colored?
BD: Colored, of course.
CM: Steady lights or twinkling?
CM: Angel or star tree topper?
BD: Star. Ours is one that our daughter, Laney, picked out many years ago as a toddler. The original died last year, but somehow our Christmas elves found one identical to it all these years later and brought us a new one!
CM: Speaking of special decorations, which ornament on your tree is your favorite?
BD: Our tree is a conglomeration of homemade and special occasion ornaments. I love them all because each has its own special meaning and significance.
CM: It sounds like tradition is important in your family. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
BD: There are too many to narrow it down to only one. A great one is my mom, Irene Duffey, reading the Christmas story from the Bible to help keep us focused on the true meaning of Christmas.
CM: What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?
BD: Spending time with all of the family. Both of the older kids and their spouses and kids (our grandkids) will be with us on the morning after Christmas for breakfast at our house. My family of seven siblings with all of their spouses, kids, and grandkids will be getting together at my parents’ house on Christmas night, and on Christmas Day, we will be with my wife’s wonderful family. I’m looking forward to all the family gatherings.
CM: Will you be opening any presents on Christmas Eve or do you save them all for Christmas Day?
BD: My wife, Heather, and I exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. That way, Christmas morning is all about Laney and SC.
CM: One last question. I’m sure there will be music playing at your house during the holidays. Which Christmas song is your favorite?
BD: “Silent Night” is my favorite. Oddly enough, another favorite is Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.” It’s a classic.
CM: I never knew they sang together!
BD: It’s an odd combination. I think that’s the appeal!
Want to hear Britt’s favorite Christmas song? Check out the video here:
Duffey Realty wishes you and your family all the blessings of the season and a very Happy New Year. We invite you to contact Britt or any of our Duffey Realty REALTORS® for all your real estate needs in 2016. For more information about Britt, see his profile here.