The guitarist and co-founder of Queen, Brian May, posted a photo on his Instagram account and shared the highlights of his Christmas and expressed his feelings about the most famous Christmas tradition of carving a turkey and said that he doesn’t enjoy practicing that custom anymore.

Brian May often uses his Instagram account to announce his latest projects, talk about rock wold news, raise awareness on social matters, support charities and projects, and talk about science as an astrophysicist. However, in the past five days, he has been mostly posting photos and videos that match the Christmas mood.

As you might remember, Brian May had recently shown his appreciation for his devoted fans who created dozens of artworks and even a video to celebrate Brian May’s Christmas. After celebrating Christmas with his family, Brian May posted an illustration created by one of his fans and talked about how he spent his Christmas.

He said that he spent a ‘peaceful and hopeful’ Christmas with his kids and grandkids and that they enjoyed playing an online Pictionary game. Then he talked about their Turkey-free Christmas dinner and said that ‘The thought of having a dead bird on the Christmas table is not attractive’ to him anymore and that’s why they had a 90% plant-based one.

He went on to say that having a turkey at the Christmas table is a childhood tradition he cherishes but one he doesn’t enjoy practicing anymore. May recommended his fans to give it a try and stated that it has been exciting to challenge the merits of tradition which don’t correspond with his current approach to life.

Here’s what Brian May said in the caption of his latest Instagram post:

“Hey, folks! I hope you all had a better Christmas than you expected! Mine was peaceful and hopeful. One of the highlights was playing a very silly Pictionary game with all my wonderful kids on some kind of Google link. Another highlight was our Turkey-free Christmas dinner – which although not quite Vegan was about 90 percent plant-based.

The thought of having a dead bird on the Christmas table is not attractive to me now, even though it was a big part of my childhood. Tradition has a lot to answer for. We’ve been challenging the merits of a lot of traditions around here lately. I recommend it! Happy Boxing Day! Cheers! Bri”

You can check out the photo that Brian May posted on his Instagram account below.