Aled Jones never watches 'The Snow­man' over Christ­mas

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 45-year-old singer is most fa­mous for singing 'Walk­ing In The Air' when he was just 12 for the 1982 an­i­mated fes­tive film, based on Ray­mond Briggs' chil­dren's pic­ture book. The Channel 4 TV movie has be­come an an­nual watch for many fam­i­lies but Aled and his wife Claire and their chil­dren, Emilia, 14, and Lu­cas, 11, don't set­tle down to watch the mag­i­cal tale about a young boy and his snow­man be­cause his kids aren't in­ter­ested in his work. When asked if the short fan­tasy film is part of his an­nual fes­tiv­i­ties, he said: "We don't! It isn't part of our Christ­mas rou­tine. If it's on the kids might watch it but I haven't ever made it a fam­ily rit­ual! If I did that the kids would be like, 'I don't get it dad.' My kids lit­er­ally don't care what I do. "My kids don't care what I do as long as I've got enough money to buy Lu­cas Lego he's happy." And the for­mer 'Day­break' pre­sen­ter has re­vealed he couldn't watch 'The Snow­man' him­self as a kid, de­spite pro­vid­ing the mu­sic, be­cause it didn't air in his na­tive Wales. Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to BANG Show­biz, he said: "I didn't see the car­toon for ages be­cause I was from Wales they didn't play it on Channel 4 Wales." Aled - who has a new al­bum, 'One Voice at Christ­mas', out now - is look­ing for­ward to a tra­di­tional Christ­mas and plans to watch lots of tele­vi­sion and feast on sea­sonal food. Dis­cussing his fes­tive plans, he shared: "I've got two weeks off which will prob­a­bly be the only two weeks off I'll have all year so I'm go­ing to re­ally enjoy them and put on about two stone! I do what ev­ery­body else does. I eat too much, I drink too much, tell rub­bish jokes from crack­ers and watch loads of telly, that's about it. For me it's al­ways been a very fam­ily ori­en­tated time and a time to close the door and be to­gether. I'm not a big one for Christ­mas par­ties or things like that."

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