As you can see, Christmas songs are my thing and there's a story behind each one.
THE GIFT with Jim Brickman & David Corey
Written by Grammy nominee Jim Brickman, I loved playing this song on the radio when I was on the air at Magic 106.7/WMJX. Jim and I became friends and every time he came to perform in Boston, I would sing with him. One day, I asked him if I could record a version of his song and he said, yes. Radio colleague David Corey agreed to sing The Gift with me and when it was mixed and ready for airplay, my program directly added it to the station's playlist. I had the thrill of hearing my song on the radio. How cool is that?
MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING featuring Grace Kelly
Recording this song has been on my bucket list forever. Karen Carpenter is one of my idols, so singing her song was a little intimidating. Luckily, I had Emmy-winning composer Brad Hatfield on my side for the lush orchestrations. That's Brad playing all the instruments, except the sax solo, performed by jazz phenom Grace Kelly.
SILENT NIGHT, featuring Grace Kelly
For many years I had a Christmas Eve tradition. When all the presents were wrapped, I'd walk on the wooded path behind my house, look up at the stars, say a prayer, and sing Silent Night. Once again, Brad Hatfield is the maestro on this song. Grace Kelly on sax. She's just the best. I've known her since she was 15!