Monday, December 13, 2010

Be Home For Christmas

Merry Christmas!

The count down is on.  Time to get those cards in the mail. This year I selected the Poinsettia from the flower portrait series by Gene Sasse. At this writing there is a basket available at the CCAA Museum of Art. Sold with white envelopes- I took mine up the decorative notch by inserting in green 5 x7's from the  Paper Source . One of my favorite stationary boutiques, there are 13 locations just in California.

I am not fond of hand held video camera production values. But there is an exception to every rule and you simply must click on the video to hear baritone Dave Britton sing, "Ill Be Home for Christmas." It may be the best 4 minutes and 4 seconds of your holiday season. 

Initially forwarded by Judy Duvall- I was number 33 to view- His voice is so clear- so strong- think Robert Goulet  in Camelot  or Davis Gaines in Phantom of the Opera - I wept.

Now I switch to what all writer's do when they get a hot lead. I am on the hunt. So far I have found there are at least 3 singers in the US sharing the name. Once the biographical information on this wonder of nature talent is vetted- I will write more. For that- You can count on me.


  1. Lydia,

    What a great tribute to a wonderful singer. It's hard to believe that he isn't a professional! It touched my heart to see the production with the military pictures overhead as he sang that song.
    I am hoping that Judy will send your blog to her friend and she will send it on to David. I am sure he will be honored.
    (Now if I can get Kevin's song on Youtube I will send it but I am afraid it won't be of this caliber but I am a proud mom so what can I say!:)
    Good job!
    Hugs, XO Trisha

  2. Very Nice....Though---to be perfectly honest, his voice goes a little bit sharp now and again---And since you mentioned gim, I would really love to hear Davis Gaines sing this song. I remember this lovely touching song from the early 1940' certainly brings up lots of feelings...It is one of the GREAT Christmas songs, along with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"....another one that brings tears.

  3. Trisha- Send the video when you get a chance. I am not jaded when it comes to friends. It gets in the way of enjoyment.

    Dear OOL of the Hills- You are right. Davis Gaines "National Anthem" is one of the top 20 musical moments of my life. He
    could sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and it would earn a standing O ):-.
    This piece was just such a delightful surprise. The voice so exceeded the production capability.
    Out of nowhere. (probably not for his family- just the rest of us.)
    Forever in awe of your opinion. Lydia

  4. TEARS when I listened to this Lydia dear.

    Love to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island


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