CHRISTMAS WITH CHRISTINA & ALLI – SUNDAY, 12/2/18 @ 3:00PM
Christina views Christmas through the eyes of a busy mother and caregiver. The to-do lists, the traffic noise, the quiet roar of family gatherings– much like the cacophony of bells that introduce and end the Christmas with Christina & Alli album. For Alli, December is a reminder of her honeymoon in New York City. A time of cold streets and warm fires, and relishing in the romance of the season– a perspective that weaves its way through the album in sultry renditions like her version of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”
The seeds for this album were planted in Christina & Alli’s hearts last year when they spent December of 2017 singing Christmas songs in their kitchens to lift their spirits and express themselves as they do best, in song. A favorite on the album and one of Alli’s first arrangements for the duo is the song “Mary Did You Know/Breath of Heaven”.By weaving these two songs together, Alli tells the story of Mary giving birth to baby Jesus from two very different perspectives. But you will find this album takes you through the serene and holy to the sexy and playful. The song list reads like a Who’s Who of music history, with songs dating as far back as 1818 and covers from artists such as Donny Hathaway, The Carpenters, Joni Mitchell and even The Eagles.
The magic of Christina and Alli is much like the magic of Christmas. Kids from 1 to 92 can experience the combined joy they bring to their listeners and followers on their weekly YouTube show (The Christina & Alli Show). Alli’s high lilting soprano like a calligraphy pen writing vocal runs and Christina’s deep rich voice lending warmth at the other end of the vocal spectrum. And like Christmas, this album has a little something for everyone.