I DON'T WANT A LOT FOR CHRISTMAS. THERE IS JUST ONE THING I NEED. I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE PRESENTS UNDERNEATH THE CHRISTMAS TREE. I JUST WANT YOU FOR MY OWN. MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER KNOW. MAKE MY WISH COME TRUE (OH). ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU.
When watching James Gordon’s special Christmas Carpool Karaoke, featuring, among others, the Christmas singer by definition Mariah Carey, I have to admit it was kind of difficult to focus on the musical performances of the handful of artists invited to participate in this mash-up. The reason: Mariah’s not so Christmassy outfit that leaves (very) little to the imagination. All the more reason for us though to try to heat up your Christmas days as well.
Though we like to be a bit progressive and believe there is always room for evolution and improvement on old habits, there are some traditions you just don’t change. Christmas being the first. There is something magical about this season. Though stressed because there is still so much to do, people also seem to be more smiling, more forgiving. Less self centred. The same Christmas songs we hear every year (what happens to any new songs by the way) are played on the radio and in shops and the sparkling lights in the streets, warm glow form tasteful shop windows and – if you are lucky – feathery touch of soft snowflakes on your skin makes you all fuzzy and happy. Yes, a time in which we can forget the misery that surrounds us during the other 363 days of the year. Pretend, even for a moment, that everything is OK.
We at BeautifulMag are a sucker for Christmas traditions. But we also do not shy away from adding some new things to the festive season. And sometime, that all by itself becomes another tradition. For example our annual Christmas publications. For some years now we have been featuring the sexy men from Gert Kist for Christmas, and this year is no exception. On the contrary, I can hardly imagine a Christmas without. I admit, there is not much new to the “Kistmas” articles. The characteristic Santa hat, long, often striped, stockings and undergarments in seasonal colors or patterns. It’s like the decoration in your tree. Pretty much the same every year which gives you that comfortable homey feeling. Except each year the tree on which we hang the ornaments changes, and so does Gert Kist’s model.
Apparently Gert Kist is not opposed to some traditional behaviour either. Take Hennie for example. Gert worked with Hennie for the first time when he was 18 years old. Hennie that is. Now, 3 years later, Gert still counts Hennie among his favourite models. Being a professional trainer and gym rat himself, Hennie’s physique has changed over the years, and not for the worse. In fact, Hennie is the perfect example of no worse for wear. No matter how many times he poses for Gert, his look is always new, fresh and exciting. No wonder Gert keeps calling him back. So here we are, with Gert Kist and his December 25 Santa in the shape of Hennie. A welcome tradition. And since Christmas counts 2 days, make sure you tune in again tomorrow. Because we are not finished yet. –BM-
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