It may only be the start of November, but just like Costco I’m getting myself prepared for Christmas by acquiring a pair of tickets to take in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra when they roll through town on November 12.

Now true, thinking of such things while in Maui is probably forbidden, but I’m actually pretty stoked to be catching TSO when we return from paradise. And if the video above wasn’t enough for you, why not learn more from the description I ripped off of wikipedia:

The orchestra’s musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal. The orchestra is most famous for their series of rock operas. They have released two albums that are being toured in the spring (Beethoven’s Last Night and songs from Night Castle). They are also known for their charity work and their elaborate concerts, which are complete with a full orchestra, a massive light show, lasers, dozens of pyrotechnics, moving trusses, video screens, and other effects that are synchronized to the actual music – source

So what do you think? Yes it’s a little kitschy to be rocking to the Christmas tunes so early in the season, but considering the strength of the orchestra that’s rocking out to ’em, I’m sure there are worse things to be doing.