Chimneyside Chats with Catherine MacLellan

by - December 16, 2021

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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 songwriter Catherine MacLellan had to say:

Christmas 2020 was a lonely season. So many of us were unable to gather with their friends and family and felt disconnected. I was missing many people that would normally gather around my kitchen table for feasts and laughter. Longing for the ones we love is such a part of Christmas culture for me - “White Christmas”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” - the list goes on! That was the sentiment I was touching upon when I wrote “Calling You Home (for the Holidays)” - being separated from our loved ones, and hoping they might make it home.

My Christmas wish last year was that friends and family who live far away would move back to my home province of Prince Edward Island. My wish has come true and this Christmas I’ll be sitting around the table toasting in person with my favourite people, singing songs and recounting the strangeness of the last couple of years.

Learn more about Catherine MacLellan and listen to her song "Calling You Home (for the Holidays)" on our Chimneyside Chats playlist!

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