Christmas Time is Here

by Andrea

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Many people will recognize this tune from the animated TV Special A Charlie Brown Christmas. This lush, warm song had been covered by many artists, including Diana Krall and Dianne Reeves.

I love to rehearse music while driving in the car. When a late winter snowstorm blanketed the roads and fir trees in my rural Washington State town I drove carefully through a gray morning, practicing this tune, Christmas Time is Here. I rounded a curve and was awed by the lovely scene of snowy trees, tiny snowflakes falling and snow-capped mountains which coincided perfectly with the phrase I was singing—“Snowflakes in the air, beauty everywhere…” Happy sigh.

Composers: Mendelson & Guaraldi, arr. R. Holmes. ©1966 Mendleson Film Productions, Inc.; Licenses #31647197 & 31647199, Rights Flow, Limelight.


released November 23, 2012



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Andrea Washington

Born in Seattle, Andrea Densley is a classic jazz singer. In 2005 surgery left her with a paralyzed vocal chord and a diagnosis that she would never sing again. Years of challenges followed, including the discovery of cancer near her remaining healthy vocal chord. Surgery was delayed to allow the finishing of her Christmas EP. Treatment went well and Andrea is again moving forward in her music. ... more

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