Below is an audio clip of "The Christmas Song," made by my wife on her iPhone (that's her above taken on our family vacation to Ireland earlier this year), using her iPhone's built-in Recorder App (which is normally used for making voice memos), but how it came to be is what makes it special (and it's why I asked my wife if I could run this on my blog today).

Here's the story behind it, which I copied and pasted  from an email my wife sent to one of her friends. Here it is in her own words:

Our daughter Kira was 3-1/2 year old  at the time and she used to constantly play with the voice recorder App on my iPhone. I was in my bathroom blow drying my hair the other day (singing/humming that song) when she came in playing around with that recorder App on the phone. She likes it when I sing "The Christmas Song" so she asked me to sing it into the phone. So I did. The phone did a pretty decent job with the recording so I thought I would send it to Scott's brother Jeff (because he's always after me to sing him Christmas songs) and then as I was about to send it I thought: "Well, mom might like to have it, and so and so might like it" and then it became my Christmas card!

It took quite a bit of convincing to get my wife to let me run this on the blog a few years back, and again today (especially since she was just goofing with my daughter when she did it, plus it was recorded in just one take, into an iPhone no less, and not done in a professional recording studio), but I think the spirit of Christmas got the best of her, and she finally said yes.

I hope you enjoy listening to it, and that it brings a little Christmas Eve spirit your way. (click this link to hear the song).

Merry Christmas everybody! :-)

  1. 1) Beautiful photo of your wife!!!! 2) She definately has a talent but i knew that from PSW and Big Electric Cat!!! 3) Merry Christmas to you and your family and everyone who reads this :)

  2. What a wonderful thing to read and hear on Christmas eve. Many thanks, not only for this, but for the joy you bring throughout the year. Have a great Christmas.

  3. Scott – Thanks for posting this. It is absolutely beautiful. Kalebra- Thanks for recording this. You have a beautiful voice and wonderful style. Merry Christmas to your entire family.

  4. Scott, I remember the original post well! So nice of Kalebra to let you share it with us again.

    Merry Christmas to you, Kalebra, your kids, and Maggie, the Wonder Dog, too! I hope it’s the best Christmas yet.


  5. Oh Wow! Thanks to your Wife and thank you for sharing it with us! What a gorgeous voice! Merry Christmas to you Scott and your Family!!! You have Blessed us all over and over again! Enjoy your time off and especially enjoy the time with your Family!

    Merry Christmas!!


  6. Add your guitar accompaniment low in the background and gift it for a nominal fee around Christmas 2013 and your Spring of Hope Orphanage will raise a phenomenal amount. Its a Win Win situation waiting to be released.

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