As a child, my parents would make the kids (me and my sisters) “perform” for the relatives in some way (sing, play an instrument, dance…etc). I used to hate these humiliating situations. As I grew up, I found that playing some music and singing with family could be a very positive experience.
These days, my wife plays bass, I play guitar and my 16 year old son plays mandolin (and we all sing). The time spent is enjoyed by all (although I think my wife and I enjoy it most), and we get to perform at all family functions. In addition, we will be performing bluegrass (style) Christmas carols at the local Quaker meeting this Christmas eve (time flies when you are having fun).
I’m really glad you had such a great time, there is something special about bloodlines singing together, just ask the Donny and Marie.