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Winter Newsletter 2016

Happy Winter Holidays to my Hug Bug friends!

Winter is my favourite season! I love the frosty, crisp days with snow draped on the mountains around Vancouver. Nature is preparing for the quiet time of year… a time to rest, read and reflect on the past months. It is also a time for singing, jingling sleigh bells, sharing stories and eating delicious holiday foods, like homemade cookies!

 

Sherry's Cookies

By Charlotte Diamond

Sherry’s cookies, what a delight,
Sherry’s cookies, ready to bite!
Sherry’s cookies, oh, what fun.
I want to eat every one!

Download this song on my web site:
Vocal Performance or Band Track.

I have performed lots of concerts this year, sharing new songs from my latest CD, “Diamonds by the Sea“. I co-produced this album with my son, Matt Diamond, who sings and plays electric guitar. Perhaps you can already sing some of the songs, like “Ottie the Otter“, “Put the Beat in Your Feet”, “Connected“, “The Moose on the Loose” or “I Have Shoes and I Can Walk“. I love writing songs and creating dances to go with them.

 

Diamonds By the Sea CD - Charlotte & Matt Diamond

 

Maybe … this winter we will have snow in our town! “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” always brings back memories of building snow “mamas and papas” with my boys in our front yard.

 

Hello Winter! [Image © pinipin - Fotolia.com]

By Charlotte Diamond
from “Diamonds and Dragons

Hello, Winter, how are you today?
I’m so glad that you have come my way.
Hello, Winter, say, you’re looking fine,
Won’t you have a cup of tea and join these friends of mine?

With your icicles on bicycles, riding in the snow,
Snowflakes falling, tickling my nose,
Sleigh rides; let’s go skating ‘round and ‘round,
I’m so glad that you have come to visit in our town.

We can sing this song in French, too!

Bonjour l'hiver

Par Charlotte Diamond et Paul Gitlitz
© 1992 Charlotte Diamond Music (SOCAN)
As recorded on the CD, Bonjour l’hiver

Bonjour l’hiver, Eh, comment ça va?
Je suis content que tu sois avec moi.
Bonjour l’hiver, tu te portes bien,
Reste un peu avec nous autres,
Chantons un refrain.

Ah, tes glaçons brillants, suspendus au toit,
Tes flocons de neige qui dansent autour de moi.
Allons patiner et glisser en traineau,
Je suis content quand tu arrives
Dans notre petit hameau.

Now available as an MP3 song download on my website!
Vocal Performance or Band Track

Perfect Stocking Stuffers‘Tis the Season!

I have been ringing in the holiday season locally, with a Family Holiday Delight concert at the Lansdowne Centre as well as private appearances.

On Saturday, December 10th, I’ll be performing another Family Holiday Delight concert at City Square in Vancouver from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please join me if you’re in the area!

Are you still looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your little one? My children’s book, Slippery Fish in Hawai’i, makes a great gift! It measures just 5″ x 6″ x 0.5″ (126mm x 152mm x 13mm).

You’ll also find seasonal music on sale in my online store, including The Christmas Gift and Bonjour l’hiver.

Click here to see more sale items.

I often write songs when I am outdoors. One day, as I was skiing on Silver Star Mountain near Vernon, BC, I wrote this song, “The Mountains”. It is an echo song and easy to learn. Singing helps us to move with rhythm. Whether you ski, snowboard, toboggan, skate or snow shoe, being outdoors in the fresh winter air feels great. Sing as you go gliding down the hills.

themountains

 

I’m ready for, you’re ready for, we’re ready for… the Mountains!
I’ve got new boots… and new skis, too…
I’ve got a tuque (hat)…and its bright blue…
The sky is gray… and it looks like snow…
I’m ready for, you’re ready for, we’re ready for the Mountains!

2.
I don’t care… if it snows all day…
I can’t wait… to go out and play…
Slipping and sliding… my cares away…
I’m ready for, you’re ready for, we’re ready for the Mountains!

This song is available for purchase as an MP3 download on my website!

 

Squirrel at Feeder [Image © blewulis - Fotolia.com]

Squirrel at Feeder [Image © blewulis – Fotolia.com]

The squirrels have been busy all day eating seeds that we put in a bird feeder. It is quite a contest between the Jay birds and the squirrels as to who is the boss! I hope that you put food outside for the birds around your home in winter. Roll a pine cone in peanut butter or suet, then roll it in wild bird seed and hang your cone on a tree. You can watch the birds enjoy your seed treat throughout the winter. When the weather is cold, they need energy to keep warm. Just like us!

Please share the joy of the Holidays with children and families in need. Donating food, warm clothes, music and toys brings happiness and kindness to our communities. Help to “Leave the World a Little Better”. Singing Holiday songs brings us together.

 

Feliz Navidad

Words and Music by Jose Feliciano
© BMG Music
As recorded by Charlotte Diamond on the CD, “The Christmas Gift

Chorus:

Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad, Prospero Ano y Felicidad.
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad, Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Verse:

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,
From the bottom of my heart.

Now available as an MP3 song download on my website in both Vocal and Band Track versions.

 

A Gift for Newsletter Subscribers!

Free Song Download!

Until December 18, 2016, I’m offering my Newsletter subscribers only a free download of “Feliz Navidad”. Click here to go to the product page in my store, and then click on “Add to Cart”. [Not subscribed to my Newsletter yet? Click here to sign up now so you’ll be eligible for future offers!]

At checkout, enter the coupon code posted in the newsletter – after doing so, you’ll see a credit in your shopping cart of $0.99 for the song purchase. Then just proceed through checkout to get immediate access to your song download!

(If you aren’t purchasing any other items, you won’t be asked to enter a credit card. We do need your name, address, and Email address though, to process the order and give you access to the download file.)

 

“Hugs and Good Wishes” to you and your
family for a Happy Holiday and a
Peaceful New Year 2017!

 

Remember to give “Four Hugs a Day” and take care of nature and our wonderful world!

Write to me anytime and send your ideas to me by email or visit my Charlotte Diamond Fan Page on Facebook. I always write back!

To join the Hug Bug Club, please send your name and address to our NEW mailing address:

Charlotte Diamond
The Hug Bug Club
6251 Chatsworth Rd.
Richmond, BC V7C 3S4
CANADA

Charlotte in her Banana Hat!


P.S. Write to me often! I love to receive your pictures and letters!

To join the Hug Bug Club,
please send your name and address
to our NEW mailing address:

Charlotte Diamond
The Hug Bug Club
6251 Chatsworth Rd.
Richmond, BC V7C 3S4
CANADA

or email fanmail@charlottediamond.com

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