Dear Music Family,
I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days way! Wow! The last month went so fast, but John and I got a Christmas song, written, recorded, and put out just for you! We started writing “I Don’t Make Wishes for Christmas” on November 11th, and I know the date well because it was the first time we’d seen each other for a couple of weeks after we both tested Covid positive! That was a big doozy, right on the heels of our show.
So…backing up a little, our show on October 24th was fabulous! It was everything I dreamed it would be. We saw your wonderful faces there, soaking it all in and cheering us on! John texted me and said he would come “scoop” me up and take me to the club, and we just had the best time and experience ever!
We were so happy to share our songs with you and finally get them out into the world. And that was the comment I received most, from so many people, that it was so good to see us so happy, I guess it was just radiating off us!
Here is just one of the lovely messages I received that night…
“Christine! The show was wonderful. The songs were evocative and beautiful. You and John sound gorgeous together. Song writing together, what a gift!”
I want to share a big thank you with you all, although a little belated, honestly, I started the new semester at AMDA (teaching voice) the day after the show and 3 days later Covid hit! So, that really took us out, at least until November 11th when we got busy on the Christmas song.
“I Don’t Make Wishes for Christmas” was truly a labor of love and we both feel so proud of us! I’m getting such great response too! I sent it to my dad and Laura, and she said it reminded her so much of how she and my dad feel about each other, and she was saying, “I would love for you to sing it at our anniversary!” (Which I can’t believe is 9 years already on December 28th). Wow!
I also shared it with a family of a young 4-year-old piano student. His mom said he loved it, he said he loved our voices, and he loved the music, so I feel it really is appealing to a wide range of ages!
We wanted to create something about joy and love, reminiscent of the vintage feeling we get from Christmas songs we heard growing up, from Andy Williams and Jackie Gleason’s “Music for Lovers Only” to Vince Guaraldi.
So please enjoy, share it and know we love you so much and we can’t wait to sing for you again IRL! You’re going to get the chance because we are going to be, in the new year, at The Hotel Café, Feb 12th, celebrating the power of love and music. Put Feb. 12th 8pm in your calendar, it's just right around the corner as well!
I know the holidays aren’t easy for everyone, and I’ve had my share of spending time alone, especially during the pandemic, but even more reason to savor the time we do have together now. So, please enjoy your holiday time together, snuggle up, have some hot cocoa and hold the ones you love close.
(When you hear our song, you’ll hear lots of fun lyrics reflecting that, and I hope will make you smile. 😊)
Lots of love and big kisses and hugs!