Chimneyside Chats with Jamie Hart

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Gather 'round the open fire for Chimneyside Chats - a monthly feature with holiday stories from our favorite artists. See what's in their stockings this year as they reminisce on Christmas memories, share their favorite recipe and more! Here's what Boston recording artist Jamie Hart had to say:

To be honest, I like the holidays but I'm not very festive. The distaste of the commercialism of Christmas was instilled in me a lot as I got older, so I've started to see the holidays more so as a time for respite and reflection. I'm not particularly religious, but the collective energy around the Christian traditions can be really beautiful. Whether you believe in Jesus or not, there is something Holy about people coming together in the energy of love and celebration. Especially in the music! Is there anything better than a killer version of “Holy Night”? Regardless of what the words mean to you, there is something stunningly sacred about music like this.

There is nothing white or chilly about my Christmas. I visit my mom and aunt in Ft. Lauderdale every year. Since my family is so small, my Christmas isn't very typical now that I'm older. I'm an only child and my mom is single, so instead of a typical Christmas morning with a tree, we walk down to the beach and have a beer at The Ritz so we can get a photo with the Santa they hire to walk around.

Learn more about Jamie Hart and listen to the song she chose for our Chimneyside Chat playlist!
"O Holy Night" by Celine Dion