The Essential Advent Calendar – December 9: Zachary Aldana Brings That Christmas Fever With His Festive Annual Album, ‘Christmas Wrapped In Red’

With his Christmas hit collection, ‘Christmas Wrapped In Red’, multifaceted American artist Zachary Aldana has reworked Kelly Clarkson arrangements, as well as classic Christmas songs, and an original work from the musical group, zanadi.

Zachary takes the listener on a journey through 10 tracks, along the way touching on a wide array of moods and emotions, giving something for everyone. Songs such as ‘Last Christmas’, with its jazz arrangement, ‘White Christmas’, given a more traditional treatment, and the contemporary arrangement for ‘Santa Baby’ will appeal to all listeners.

The singer, songwriter, and self-taught producer, has had years of classical music training, which has seen him perform all over the world.

‘Christmas Wrapped In Red’ is out now and is available to stream and download here

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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email