“My Christmas Wish”
What inspired you to record a holiday song?
Why the ‘HOLIDAYS’ of course! My manager encouraged me to do so since I was more often than not unable to go home for Christmas. So in the blistering heat of California in July (with running air conditioning that made if feel like a North Pole winter), Shawn Rorie (co-writer/Emmy Nominated) & I toyed around with several melodies and both lit up when this one was birthed! The song lyrics pretty much wrote themselves within 20min. It was so much fun! I hope you all think so and that this may become one of your holiday favourites that if but nothing else gets you up doin’ a lil groove and gets you in some-kinda-Hallmark-love mood!
What is your fondest holiday memory as a kid?
Performing in Christmas Plays & Christmas Concerts!
CHRISTMAS MUSIC -Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis it just ain’t Christmas if those aren’t playing.
Watching ANYTHING Christmas !
Making decorations & Wrapping presents.
Peppermint hot chocolate.
Do you still get excited about seeing gifts under the tree? What was your most favourite surprise?
Yes I get excited for this TIME OF YEAR (not really the ‘gifts’) , I didn’t always ONLY Because I was always away, SO getting cards & gifts from family and friends really wasn’t about the gifts so much as it was what the connections the gifts had to those that I was missing so much. The best gift was being able to fly home one year and surprise my mom who had no idea I was coming. And just last year I was cast in a movie that filmed in my home town of Edmonton Alberta Canada, where my brother still lives and I got to not only film a fantastic movie called “Broken” but I got to spend the holidays with my brother in the house we grew up in! That was TRULY TRULY SPECIAL! I do recall one year meeting a random stranger (no such thing as Random), and this stranger ended up ‘gifting’ me his old beat down car that was supposed to be on its last leg, but by the grace of god went on to drive for another 9months (it was a Ford Festiva with over 300,000miles on it) IT WAS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE and I was deeply grateful to this stranger.
Do you have any special holiday family traditions you would like to share?
We play crib, reminisce and laugh together every year. My Dad prepares all the big meals and my mom makes the stuffing. When I was away from home every Christmas I would go out and buy Cranberry Sauce which my mom LOVED & I hated, and for my mom I would have a spoonful just to feel a little more near her.
What is your favorite Christmas/holiday song /ALBUM (that isn’t yours)?
Johnny Mathis album – Give Me Your Love For Christmas THE WHOLE ALBUM
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
it simply is NOT CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THESE PLAYED
newer fav’s are
Trans Siberian Orchestra – Christmas / Sarajevo Instrumental
Chris Rea – Driving Home for Christmas
What inspired you to write a Christmas/holiday song?
“My Christmas Wish” song lyrics were inspired by the simple idea of the ‘GIFT’ of one another, love, time and love making with the person you love’ is what you are TRULY wising for over all the ‘bought’ stuff and that ‘TOGETHERNESS with your loved one or LOVER’ being the best gift of all!
7. Do you have any holiday recipes you would like to share?
I wish I did… perhaps you all can reach me on my instagram @tinamariespringham and share yours with me!
In your opinion, what is the all-time best holiday song?
White Christmas – my dad can sing it just like Bing..
Do you believe in Santa?
BUT OF COURSE …WHY DO YOU ASK?
What message do you want people to hear when they listen to your song?
Feel good, get up move, fall in love, love the one your with, forget about the gifts, CREATE MEMORIES! REMEMBER THE LOVE
What do you enjoy more? Receiving gifts or giving them?
OF COURSE GIVING! Receiving has always been hard for me!
What charities do you support?
I support https://care.ca
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, achieve social justice. They goal to overcome poverty so people especially females can live with dignity and security. Consider to help or donate to the above website.
What are your top 5 favorite holiday songs?
DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? – JOHNNY MATHIS
Few of my Favourite Things
Let It Snow
…..so so so so many more
Have you ever gotten a lump of coal in your stocking?
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
a bit of both depending on who you ask!
**** THANK YOU to everyone who is listening and supporting me
& “MY CHRISTMAS WISH” song …. my lil attempt at sharing in my ‘festive love-filled’ joy jingle!
May you be blessed through the trials and triumphs of life not just at this time of year but through all the year!
From my family to yours …
no matter what you celebrate …
May it all be filled with love!
“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”
All the Best