As many of us prepare to celebrate Christmas, some well-known music stars recently shared their holiday plans with ABC Radio.
Smokey Robinson says that for him, Christmas “is a family day,” where as many loved ones who are able get together for a traditional holiday dinner.
“All the Christmas foods are on that table, man,” the Motown legend declares. “There’s turkey and ham and chicken and dressing and cranberry sauce and macaroni & cheese and green beans and pie.”
Having said that, Smokey points out that he can’t eat all the foods, because he’s vegan.
“I still eat the stuffing and the macaroni & cheese and the cranberry sauce and the green beans,” he explains. “I just don’t eat the meat.”
Bob Seger says he often heads to Florida for Christmas because his brother and mother-in-law live there. This year, however, the Michigan rocker says the holiday will be “kind of a quiet affair” at home, because of his recent neck operation that forced him to postpone part of his North American tour.
“They’re coming up here because of my situation,” Seger explains. “I just can’t travel yet.”
Foreigner‘s Mick Jones says his family will be gathering in Miami Beach, Florida, where two of his sons live. Jones’ will be well fed on Christmas, since Mick’s wife is “a great cook” who usually whips up “a pretty big dinner.”
Among the dishes his wife makes is Christmas pudding, which Mick says is “a very British tradition, which takes a lot of people by surprise when they taste it. But it’s always good.”
Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward, whose band recently was chosen for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, simply tells ABC Radio that he’s “looking forward to being with family” on Christmas.
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