I separated out the last two days, mainly for today’s song, this Christmas Eve, 2014.
My mother was an incredible singer. She was offered lucrative performing contracts as young as 16 and 17 which her over-protective mother would not let her accept. So sadly, her singing career never happened.
My mom’s favorite Christmas carol was “O, Holy Night.” When I was a child I found a recording she did of this song when she was only 14. I loved that record, not just because it was my mom, but because her voice was incredible. As I grew older, I loved Christmas because she would sing a lot more than usual. Her high notes could still give you chills.
As some of you know, I find Kiri Te Kanawa’s voice very similar to my mother’s. So this Christmas Eve, my playlist includes my own fave (and Mom’s) carol, I was able to find a clip of Dame Kiri singing this song. It takes me back.
So this one is for all of our lost (but never forgotten) loved ones. Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! (Even if you don’t celebrate.)
12/24/14 – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – “O Holy Night” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkcBy-fNXUY
12/25/14 – Mormon Tabernacle Choir – “Joy to the World” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLT9dSt8cwg