Hello, Vixens & Merry Christmas Eve!!! We have arrived at the 24th of December. I hope you are all basking in the beauty of this moment and letting go of whatever you possibly did not get to do yet. Take comfort in a job well done and let yourself enjoy the day. If you have approached the season with a less is more approach, may you continue to focus on what matters most not just during this season, but every day of the year!
There really was only one song I thought was perfect for today, but since there are about 100 versions to choose from, picking one was not an easy task. Until I remembered this version by Andrea Bocelli. It features one of the most beautiful arrangements I have ever heard, courtesy of multi-Grammy winning songwriter and producer David Foster. The orchestra is simply gorgeous and compliments Bocelli’s voice perfectly.
Truth be told I could do without the appearance of a children’s choir at the end for two lines (the song just does not need anything more than Bocelli’s voice and the exquisite arrangement). Most of the song is done in Italian until the end when he sings a chorus in English. I have adored Bocelli’s voice from the fist time I heard him perform “Time To Say Goodbye” with Sarah Brightman. It is strong, deep, passionate and unbelievably beautiful.
I remember going to Christmas Mass as a child with my mother and her mother, and singing this song along with the rest of the people in the church. All the Christmas songs the congregation sang were special, but this always seemed to be the loudest one, as if every one was participating. As we attended a Catholic church, I should not have found that surprising. The song focuses on the religious part of the holiday so if you believe in that theology, then “Silent Night” is probably one of your favorite holiday songs.
Please remember I do not own the rights to anything, I am just sharing some of my favorite music with you.
Enjoy & Merry Christmas!!!