Hug Bug Club - Winter [Image © katerina_dav -]

Winter Newsletter 2021

Happy Winter and Happy Holidays to all my Hug Bug friends!

It has been a busy and interesting year! I love performing live, in-person shows, but with Covid restrictions, I have been mainly performing online concerts and teacher’s workshops through Zoom. This has been a wonderful way to keep in touch with my friends and fans. I hope that you are continuing to sing, dance and play music with your family and buddies. This is such an important way for us to stay connected.

Adult and children playing music and singing - Copyright (c) Freepik - pch.vector


Dust off your maracas, shakers and sleigh bells, and let’s sing songs like “Feliz Navidad”, “Silver Bells”, Zulu Carol”, and “Bonjour l’hiver (Hello Winter)”!

I also love singing “I am a Pizza” (“Je suis une pizza” and “Soy una Pizza”). Write your own songs with the same melody, like, “I am a Bubble”, “I am a Snowflake”, “I am a Polar Bear”, “I am a Penguin”.

Visit my PRIZE Method in Teacher’s Corner on my website or my YouTube Channel – Charlotte Diamond Official. There are lots of ideas and songs for Holiday Fun!


Children Playing on a Winter Day [Image © Freepik - Dualororua]


Although we had too many rain days and wind storms with serious flooding in southern British Columbia and Washington State this fall, there is now snow on our mountains and Winter is on the way! Everyone is working together to clear the roads of mud and water, rescue the stranded farm animals and help those families who lost their barns, homes and belongings. My song, “Leave the World a Little Better” reminds us to reach out to others in need and help in anyway we can.


Leave the World a Little Better - Boy and Girl Hugging Earth [Image © Freepik]


Leave the world just a little bit better,
A little better than it was.
Leave the world just a little bit better,
A little better than you found it,
When the sun came up.

From Charlotte Diamond’s World, 24 Carrot Diamond
and “A World of Music” Music Book

Soon we may have snow here in Sechelt, and the world will turn frosty white.


It's a Snowy Day [Image © Alexey Bannykh -]

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

Collect old keys and put them on a shower curtain ring to make your own sleigh bells. When you jingle them, they make a magical sound like snowflakes falling!

Although, you may not live near the snowy mountains, you can enjoy walking in the frosty air. I love Winter! J’aime l’hiver! Let’s go outside!


Hello Winter! [Image © pinipin -]

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
Also available for purchase as a song download on my web site!
Vocal Performance or Band Track

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


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


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.


A Gift for Newsletter Subscribers!

Free Song Download!

Until December 25, 2021 I’m offering my Newsletter subscribers only a free download of “Hello Winter (and All the Seasons)”. 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.)


Winter Animal Friends [Image c Freekpik - pikisuperstar]


Please share the joy of the Holidays with children and families everywhere. 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.


Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends - A Collection of Songs


My new illustrated book, “Charlotte Diamond’s Animal Friends” will come out on May 17, 2022. You can order it now!


“Four Big Hugs and Good Wishes” to
your family for a Happy Holiday and a
Peaceful New Year 2022!

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
V7Z 0C8

or email

Charlotte in her Banana Hat!