We take a look back on some of our singers favourite Christmas memories and we find out what Christmas songs they love the most!
Pippa – Alto
My favourite Christmas memory is having my younger cousin over for Boxing Day dinner. He was a very picky eater as a child, so we ended up having a very luxurious meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, and chips. It has now become a tradition in our family to focus on the quantity, rather than the quality of the food during Christmas – as long as there is much of it, it can go onto the Christmas table.
Pippa’s top three Christmas songs:
- The Darkness – “Don’t Let the Bells End”
- De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig – “Ho Ho Ho”
- Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas”
Manuel – Tenor
One of my fave Christmas memories took place two years ago. Close to Christmas my grandma turned 80 and my family (typical huge Spanish family) organized a surprise birthday celebration for her. All my aunts and uncles plus all her grandchildren were there. We organised a mass in her honour (she has always been a devout Catholic) and one of my uncles took her to the church without any prior notice. When she got there all of us were already waiting for her, and then I read one of the passages for the celebration (she was in absolute shock to see me, because she thought I was in London and that I was not going to return in at least another week). Afterwards we went to our family cottage and spent the day all together. We ended up singing around a bonfire at night (there are some good singers in my family!) It was definitely one to remember
Manuelle’s top three Christmas songs:
- So we have this family Christmas “tradition” to end up singing after dinner. One song they always ask me to sing is “Volver” (not a Christmas one, but my family loves flamenco)
- Louise Maquelle – “Noche de Paz” is def one of my fave Spanish carols of all time!
- Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas”
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