There is only one thing that has stayed the same for me during the holidays over the years. A Christmas album.

It’s 1997 and for Christmas I received my first cd player (a bit behind most households as we were a low income family) and my first ever cd – Hanson’s Snowed in Christmas Album. That following year I listened to that album many times, even making up dance routines to some of the classic Christmas tunes. But since then, I listen to it only at Christmas time.

(I now know what it is like to be snowed in)

From one year to the next I spent Christmas in a different house, with a different family and even in different countries. Depending on the year you could find me in Queensland, Australia swimming in the pool with my nieces, while my Dad drinks with my stepsister and my stepmother was busy in the Kitchen, or at home on the Central coast of New South Wales Australia having a quiet one with Mum, and Nan opening presents in bed in the morning with messy hair and scrap-booking in the afternoon, to having my first ever white Christmas – spending it with a friends family in Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, Canada. No matter what the place, who the people I’m spending it with or if the weather outside is snowing or blistering hot one thing is tradition for me, listening to Hanson’s Snowed In album sometime during the holiday season.

(At the most recent tour ‘Shout it Out’)

Check out more snowed in photos and more at Erin's Lomohome

written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2011-01-18 #music #lifestyle #australia #canada #sun #snow #holidays #cd #presents #album #christmas #traditions #hanson #snowed-in #seasons-greetings


  1. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    i love the colour of the skies!

  2. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    thanks! it was an expired slide film that i cross processed :)

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