For some Christmas cheer, here is Tommy Emmanuel along with John Knowles--both are fingerstyle virtuosos--practicing their version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." It is evident these guitarists are having a great time playing this short piece.
John Knowles, a Texan, majored in physics and math in college, becoming a research lab scientist. But he had always loved music, playing accordion and ukelele as a child, and then guitar as a teenager. After 2 years in science he switched careers, becoming a guitar teacher. He is the author of the "Fingerstyle Quarterly"-- a publication with guitar music pieces in tab format along with recordings to hear, for guitarists.
Both Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles are among only 5 musicians who have been awarded an honorary CGP (Certified Guitar Player) title from Chet Atkins, one of the most influential country-western guitarists of the 20th century.