“December Carol”

What inspired you to record a holiday song?

The love of Christmas, and wanting to cover a few of my favorite songs that were seemingly forgotten about in recent years 

What is your fondest holiday memory as a kid? 

Going to sleep on Christmas eve, at the age of around 8 years – just the anticipation of the big day coming 

Do you still get excited about seeing gifts under the tree?

Yes, it helps bring back memories of past Christmas holidays .

Do you have any special holiday family traditions you would like to share?  

One of our traditions is getting together on the evening of Dec 23 to watch “Its a Wonderful Life” 

What is your favorite Christmas/holiday song (that isn’t yours)?  

Bert Kaempfert’s Jingo Jango (1963) 

What inspired you to write a Christmas/holiday song?

Distant Christmas is my only original Christmas song so far, was inspired to do it because it hadn’t been done before.

In your opinion, what is the all time best holiday song?  

Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” 

Do you believe in Santa? 

Of course, cause it’s me 🙂 

What do you enjoy more? Receiving gifts or giving them? 

Giving of course, and I put a lot of effort in trying to pick what the receiving person really wants or needs 

What charities do you support?  

Wounded Warriors, Houston SPCA, others  

Have you ever gotten a lump of coal in your stocking? 

No, mainly because we don’t burn coal in Texas for heat. I got a switch once for being bad, but had other gifts too. 

Have you been naughty or nice this year? 

Ha, well, nice — but also naughty in nice ways too! 

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