My mom's name is Ursula and like Hendrik Weber, bka Pantha Du Prince, she's what you would call... German. Growing up, this was cause for a few differences during the holidays. Santa came just twice before permanently handing the reins over to the Christ Child and, considering we probably found ourselves in a church on a Sunday maybe twice as a family, that always felt a little weird. But that Dude brought presents so I kept quiet. Another thing we didn't take mess with? It's A Beautiful Life. Instead, we looped a series of VHS tapes, German Christmas carols sung by slick German pop idols in snow-covered spots tucked away in Bavaria or the Black Forest somewhere. Mr. Weber's new video for the Panda Bear-enhanced "Stick To My Side" is easily the closest thing I've seen since. Welcome to a corner of my childhood, please send presents.
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