Gifts under the tree, stockings hanging in the living room, lights in the windows, Christmas music in the mall, photos with Santa, dinners with family and friends, Barbie’s on the beach, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” from those we pass in the street.
While it’s always a busy time for musicians with performances at carols by candlelight and church services, Christmas is a time to relax and celebrate with family and friends.
Just ask Australian soprano and our leading lady of music theatre, Marina Prior.
Like Marina, the singing priest, Fr Rob Galea (who was on the X Factor a few months ago) has a steady round of formal and informal Christmas commitments this year.
Brisbane singer Bel Thomson is home after a busy season touring, but she’s got a couple more gigs before she can take a break.
For Perth singer and radio announcer Paul Morrison, the festive season is an opportunity to unwind from the Crazy Days and enjoy an Aussie Christmas.
Like Paul, the ‘reason for the season’ is the focus for singer/songwriter Mel Crothers who released her debut national radio single Bigger this year.
For Melbourne singer/songwriter Levi McGrath, Christmas is the time to slow down, unwind, and take a family holiday after a grueling touring schedule throughout 2015.
2015 saw the launch of Shari Hall’s debut national radio single Stars. The American who resides on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is celebrating Christmas in the big apple!
American entertainer Curt Anderson – who’s toured Australia solidly for the past nine years – is celebrating Christmas the ‘Aussie’ way!
And finally, Nathan Tasker, an Australian singer who now lives in Nashville, returns to Adelaide and Sydney each Christmas to catch up with family and friends. After Christmas lunch, he’s off to the movies…
And finally, American singer Brandon Heath, says celebrating Christmas is all about drinking eggnog and listening to Christmas favorites on vinyl.
No matter whom you talk to, Christmas is ultimately a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Without him, there is no Christmas.
On behalf of the team at Woodlands Media, I’d like to wish you very happy Christmas. See you next week!