December 8, 2014

christmas karaoke with the 'merry & bright' crew

I can't stop, won't stop tuning in to those radio stations that play Christmas music all day long between Thanksgiving and New Year's. There's something about the holiday season that makes me want to live, breathe, and hear Christmas every second of every day.

With that in mind, I reached out to my fellow Merry & Bright buddies and invited them to join me in having a virtual Christmas party complete with karaoke. I asked them to share what song they are singing and what drinking they're sipping on for the party.

Up first... Isabella Louise Anderson, author of "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe," singing "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve."

I'd sing "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," and my favorite cocktail would be apple pie moonshine.
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Now introducing... Cindy Arora, author of "Christmas at Mulberry Inn," performing "Kiss Me Deadly."

My all time favorite Karoke song is "Kiss Me Deadly" by Lita Ford. No, it's not very seasonal, but Lita rocks any time of the year. And the only drink you can have on hand with a song like that is Irish whiskey with a couple of ice cubes.
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Next, it's my turn... Laura Chapman, author of "Twelve Drummers Drumming," with "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."

I'm a Christmas music junkie during the holiday season. If you're a passenger in my car, you can count on being blessed with a private concert performed by moi and my radio backup. This year, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" done in the style of Michael Buble has been one of my stronger (or at least more enthusiastic) performances so I'll go with that. (Though it's quite possible I could end up singing a sloppy, teary-eyed rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Someday at Christmas" if I get too many cocktails in me.) I'll be sipping on a nuts and berries cocktail while I do.
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Put your hands together for Lauren Clark, author of "A Very Dixie Christmas," singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside." 

I would definitely choose "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (the Lady Antebellum version is so adorable) ... but I need someone fantastic to sing the guy's part with me :) I would drink something warm and delicious, like hot chocolate with a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream. Yum!
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And now Lucie Simone, editor is going to bring us home with "Silver Bells."

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved Christmas songs (and can often be found listening to it year round!), but my favorite holiday song has always been “Silver Bells,” so that would have to be my karaoke pick.  However, I fear my rendition of the classic song would be so terrible I’d ruin it for everyone within ear shot. Hopefully, everyone will be so drunk they won’t notice! And speaking of imbibing at the holidays, my preferred festive drink is always mulled wine. To me, it’s Christmas in a cup. Happy holidays!
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Unfortunately Libber Mercer, author of "Secret Santa," and Nancy Scrofano, author of "Ice Dating," weren't able to join us for the party, but they were with us in spirit. Nancy is actually virtually hanging out with Lance Bass to apply for a job on his radio show, "Dirty Pop." (You can vote for her here.)

Did you know that Merry & Bright is now available in print? Visit Amazon to order your copy.

Sip your eggnog, linger under the mistletoe, and make a Christmas wish. Merry & Bright brings you six tales of Christmas cheer, featuring stories of budding romances, Southern charm, lost loves, heaps of humor, and lots of pie by authors Isabella Louise AndersonCindy AroraLaura ChapmanLauren ClarkLibby Mercer, and Nancy Scrofano. From sunny Los Angeles to the Rocky Mountains to the Deep South, Merry & Bright will take you on a heartwarming adventure you'll love to visit again and again. Wrap yourself in holiday mirth and prepare to be swept off your feet.  
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  1. Love it! I too, have been pestering my family with Christmas music since BEFORE Thanksgiving, actually. You've listed some of my favorites!

  2. I love this post! Such a fabulous, fun idea!!!! xx, Lauren