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2014-12-19 12:55

Cape Town – The boys from The December Streets joined us for some Christmas fun ahead of their final gig in Cape Town while on their Summer Wilderness tour.

With an interesting Christmas tree, presents from Santa and a delicious chocolate fudge cake, Tristan, Nico, Waldo and Gideon were all too happy to have a chat with us!

Do you have any special Christmas traditions?

Tristan starts off by telling us about Christmas angels that used to come visit, until he caught his mom red-handed. “We had to leave the dining room for 4 hours while they set up, but we used to go mad trying to peek into the room and try to break in just to see these angels.”

“And then my bubble got burst when I walked in and saw my mom setting up the Christmas tree.”

What did you ask Santa for this year?

Still believing in Father Christmas, Waldo has a list of things for Santa to bring while Tristan is hoping for a new GoPro camera. “I lost my GoPro in the sea last week so I would love a new one."

Gideon, impressed with’s robot named Two Four, joked that he now wants one for Christmas.

Do you guys celebrate Christmas together and give each other gifts? 

The guys don’t traditionally give each other gifts but one thing they will do is share some shots. “Maybe we’ll buy each other some shots or something but that’s as far as it goes.”

What is the best gift you remember getting?

Tristan’s favourite gift was a mini remote controlled car; “It was the best thing I ever got in my life, I was so disappointed when it broke.”

Waldo's most memorable gift was a special surprise visit by family from Switzerland.

Gideon remembers getting a Harry Potter book, claiming that it got him hooked while Nico doesn’t necessarily remember a special Christmas gift but got pretty special birthday presents.

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

Feeling indifferent about making resolutions Nico said; “I think if you want to do something you should do it immediately, you shouldn’t wait”.

Tristan however, believes in it but has never made one himself.

What can we expect from your second album?

Still working on the album the guys have been putting in the hours and spending more time on making sure their second album is perfect.

“We’re still busy putting together some new material for a potential second album. Our first one was a lot quicker, there was more of a demand for it then so we had to push it out relatively quickly, but this time we’ve had time to actually sit and work through songs to make sure we get something incredible out.”

We also got them some presents; the catch was to guess what they got before they opened it.

The first gift was a wooden puzzle, some guesses included a magic 8 ball, a Christmas ornament and a bouncy ball.

The second gift was a Lego notebook and lucky for Waldo he managed to guess right after only two tries!

The third gift was Channel24’s famous team T-shirt that reads “I wanna Channing all over your Tatum” but was guessed to be a pair of socks.

The fourth seemed to be the favourite of the lot, a bottle of Tequila, and after guessing a bottle of shampoo, a bottle of wine and a bottle of vodka Tristan finally got it right.

The last gift’s guesses included a loofah, a bomb, fizz pops and a dog toy. Thankfully Gideon was happy to get his little reindeer and the tasty chocolate balls it pooped out.

(Photographs: Channel24, Herman Eloff)

Catch The December Streets tonight as they take the stage for the last time in Cape Town on their Summer Wilderness tour.

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