Cover Photo Credit: Kane Holding
Submitted by Sandy Graham
The generation before us created Christmas music that has survived the test of time – Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra all come back into rotation every year along with Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and Bobby Helms’ ‘Jingle Bell Rock’.
Our generation has hits that now also get played every year, John Lennon’s ‘And So This Is Christmas’, Bryan Adams’ ‘Something About Christmas Time’, Paul McCartney’s ‘Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time’, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ and the epic Band Aid ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas amongst many others.
One very special Christmas tradition happens in Toronto, Ontario every year. The Andy Kim Christmas Show, an annual fundraiser that has artists donating their time and talent to aide a charity every year. Andy Kim is the famed singer/songwriter who is the driving force behind this yearly music event. ‘Year after year it amazes me how many artists contact us and want to perform for free. I am humbled by how much the music world wants to give to make it a successful fundraiser and I would love to say yes to them all but we only have one night to make the magic happen.’