December 2009

Bobby and Jamie Deen

Holiday cheer from the Deen Bros.
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What marks the start of the holiday season for you?
Bobby: College football! Especially the first Bulldogs game.
Jamie: When the weather turns a little cooler.

Does your family have one very special holiday tradition?
Bobby: We gather at Mom’s. She cooks and we all laugh and talk. But every day is Christmas for us.
Jamie: We always open one present Christmas Eve.

What are you most looking forward to during the holiday season?
Bobby: Spending time with my family, and watching my nephew enjoy it!
Jamie: My son Jack’s face on Christmas morning.

What’s your favorite holiday book or song?
Bobby: Just about any Elvis Christmas song. “White Christmas,” maybe? “Here Comes Santa Claus”?
Jamie: My new favorite is Elf on the Shelf—it’s great for children.

Why do books make the best gifts?
Bobby: Because they last and require so much thought to give. Also, they can be enjoyed over and over.
Jamie: When someone spends time choosing a book for a gift it reveals something about the giver and how they feel about the “givee.”

What books are you planning to give to friends and family?
Bobby: I’ll have to go shop.
Jamie: How not to Act Old—for myself! And The Deen Bros. Take It Easy, of course!

What was the best book you read this year?
Bobby: My favorite book is my dictionary. I use it every day. I also have some intellectual daily devotionals that I really love.
Jamie: Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon.

What’s your number one resolution for 2010?
Bobby: Be the best husband, father, brother and son I can be.
Jamie: I don’t really do resolutions. I just strive to be better every day and leave a positive impression on everyone I come in contact with. And always do the right thing.

Get the Book

The Deen Bros. Take it Easy

The Deen Bros. Take it Easy

By Bobby and Jamie Deen
Random House
ISBN 9780345513267

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