There were lots of performances. Andrew's school band, Emma's school play, my school recital (!) and a recital for the studio where I teach and the kids take lessons. Whew! It was a lot of dressing up and performing! But I will say that I loved every minute of that part. I had forgotten how wonderful it is to be surrounded by Christmas music from October to December - how music had been central to my Christmas spirit for many of my growing-up years. It was like remembering an old friend.