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Winter Newsletter 2019

Charlotte and Santa at the Lansdowne Centre in Richmond [Photo Courtesy Lansdowne Centre, Used by Permission]

Charlotte and Santa at the Lansdowne Centre in Richmond. [Photo courtesy Lansdowne Centre, used by permission.]

Happy Winter Holidays to my Hug Bug friends! I love performing my Holiday Delight concerts and inviting everyone to sing along, dance and play bells and maracas with songs like: “Feliz Navidad”, “Silver Bells”, “Zulu Carol”, and “Bonjour l’hiver (Hello Winter)”. I also love to sing “I am a Pizza” (“Je suis une pizza”) and “I am a Bubble” with the same melody. Write your own variations, like “I am a Snowflake” or “I am a Polar Bear”. It’s a great game for long car trips during the Holidays.

 

Children catching bubbles for “I am a Bubble” at the Lansdowne Centre's Holiday Concert

Children catching bubbles for “I am a Bubble” at the Lansdowne Centre’s Holiday Delight Concert. [Photo courtesy Richmond News, used by permission.]

 

It's a Snowy Day [Image © Alexey Bannykh - 123RF.com]

It’s a snowy day, snowflakes falling,
A snowy day, won’t you come and play,
It’s a snowy day, my friends are calling,
“Let’s play hockey on the ice all day”.

From the song, “It’s a Rainy Day” on the CD “24 Carrot Diamond

and “A World of Music” Music Book with CD

 

It is very frosty this year in Sechelt where we now live. Winter is here! We may soon have some snow! I love to snowshoe on Silver Star Mountain in Vernon, BC.

 

Charlotte on Snowshoes

 

 

I wrote my song, “The Mountains” while skiing on Silver Star Mountain. When you sing a song to yourself as you ski or snowboard down the mountain, it helps to keep your movements in rhythm – like dancing! Do you like to ski or snowboard? Here is a great winter sports song! Sing the echos.

 

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!

The French version, “Les Montagnes” is on my CD,
Nous sommes tous comme les fleurs”.

 

Find your jingle bells and sing along. Collect old keys and put them on a shower curtain ring to make your own bells. They sound like snowflakes falling!  Even if you don’t live near the mountains, you can always enjoy walking in the frosty air. I love Winter! J’aime l’hiver!  Let’s go outside!

 

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.

from my CD “Diamonds and Dragons” and “A World of Music” Music Book

 

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.

From my CD, “Bonjour l’hiver” and “A World of Music” Music Book with CD

 

The song “Feliz Navidad” in Spanish means “Merry Christmas, Prosperous New Year and Happiness”!

 

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.

My songs are on iTunes and Apple Music as well, and my videos are available on my YouTube Channel – Charlotte Diamond Official.

 

Perfect Stocking Stuffers‘Tis the Season!

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 Bonjour l’hiver and The Christmas Gift on sale.

Click here to see all of my sale items.

A Gift for Newsletter Subscribers!

Free Song Download!

Until December 15, 2019, I’m offering my Newsletter subscribers only a free download of “The Mountains”. 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.)

 

Snow Family [Image © Folk Art Treasures. Used with Permission.]

 

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.  Let’s “Leave the World a Little Better! Remember to put out tasty seeds and suet for the wild birds during the cold weather. I also feed the little red squirrel who will take a nut from my hand. Be kind to nature and all the animals.

Let’s “Leave the World a Little Better”!

“Four Big Hugs and Good Wishes” to
your family for a Happy Holiday and a
Peaceful New Year 2020!

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
7045 Porpoise Drive
Sechelt, BC Canada
V0N 3A4

or email fanmail@charlottediamond.com

Charlotte in her Banana Hat!

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