Wow, it’s day 9. We are already almost a third of the way through December. Time is flying by. Today I’m going to serve with my church at an outreach they do in our community. Free gift wrap at the mall. That’s right they have a booth at the mall where they will provide free gift wrap for anyone’s gifts just as our church’s way of saying “We love you….Merry Christmas”. I’m pumped about being a part of it today and tomorrow (and let’s be honest, I like wrapping presents too.)
I wanted to share with you about the medley of the song on the record. It’s a mix of “Jingle Bells”, “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree”, “Feliz Navidad” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”. The medley is all about having fun and I’m hearing that kids are loving it which is awesome. I just picked a few songs that I thought would be fun for this. When Stephen (my producer) and I were working on the medley arrangement there was lots of laughs and musical challenges. There’s several time changes like the intro being in 3/4 moving into 4/4 at the top of “Jingle Bell” and key changes. I was more than pleased when we figured it all out and put it together. “Jingle Bells” is a Christmas song everyone knows. I think it’s one of the first songs kids learn. When I was in Romania a couple years ago they were singing “Jingle Bells” and it was such a joy to sing with those precious orphan girls as they celebrated Christmas.”Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” is a fun song that I’ve done in many Christmas concerts before so it felt like putting on an old pair of jeans especially recording the background vocals. “Feliz Navidad” is a salute to all my latino friends at some wonderful churches I’ve met over the years. I’m not eloquent in spanish at all but it was fun getting to learn and make sure I was pronouncing it. I’ve always been a fan of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and thought it was the perfect finish to this medley of songs.
The Day 9 special is an awesome one especially for churches because it includes my singalong DVD’s which are perfect for leading worship for kids or choir performances. It’s simple: Order the Kids Worship Trio (3 Cd’s and 3 DVD’s) and receive the “Have A Fancy Yancy Christmas” CD/DVD Ministry Combo absolutely free. You get a Free CD and a Free DVD ($35.00 value.) Amazing. So at checkout enter the code: day9combo and we’ll automatically send you the Christmas combo. If you pay with google checkout send us a followup email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you are using the coupon code. Spread the word to others you know about this exclusive one day special that won’t be repeated.
Another fun thing in case you didn’t hear. I was on the Harvest show on LESEA this week and you can watch the interview and performances of “Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas” and “The Greatest Gift” at http://www.harvest-tv.com just click on the December 7th show.
Many blessings to you and yours this Christmas.