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Christmas memories with Alex Lifeson

Wed, Feb 16, 2011@2:23PM | comments

Alex Lifeson at the Andy Kim Christmas show 2010Back on December 15th Alex Lifeson participated in the 6th annual Andy Kim Christmas Show at The Mod Club in Toronto, ON. Along with Lerxst, several other prominent Canadian bands/musicians performed including Ron Sexsmith, Divine Brown and Platinum Blonde. All proceeds went to the Regent Park School of Music. It's a little outdated now, but after the show MSN Entertainment's Steve McLean wrote a series of articles where the participants share some of their Christmas memories. Here's what Alex had to say:

"I remember one time in particular when we lived on Glencairn Avenue by the Allen Expressway. We were not a very well-off family and I remember walking with my mom on a blustery winter night when it was snowing like crazy, and we walked to Bathurst, which was about a two-mile walk, to get a Christmas tree. We dragged it all the way back. I must have been seven years old when we did that together. It's imprinted in my memory like a photograph and I've never forgotten that. It made it that much more special when we got home and set up the tree.

"The last seven Christmases have been my favourite Christmases. I have a grandson who's seven years old and another grandson who's three, and the last few in particular have been very special and we're really looking forward to this one. This will be the first year that the three-year-old really gets Christmas, and he's so excited and freaked out and can't wait. He's already opened a couple of gifts and it's just halfway through the month. For me, Christmas is all about being with family and enjoying each other's company and really cementing that bond."

Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.