The Essential Advent Calendar – December 25: Alt-Pop Artists Emma Tea And Clara Thadea Present ‘Grown Up (At Christmas)’, An Intimate Festive Song Dealing With Ever-Growing Distance From Family

Written one frosty evening last December when the pair were feeling particularly nostalgic, ‘Grown Up (At Christmas)’, is peppered with humorous snippets of repetitive conversations had with loved ones during the festive season. These irritating interactions serve as a stark reminder that they no longer know one another like they once did. A song that, at its core, reflects upon the passing of time, and hears the artists express the uneasiness and disappointment of not being where they imagined they would be at this point in life.

The Essential Advent Calendar – December 19: Imani Records Release ‘Holiday Extravaganza’, Produced By Orrin Evans

It’s been over ten years since Imani Records released a Holiday recording. During the pandemic, Imani label mates, friends, and family gathered at the historic Sear Sound Recording Studio to record a live concert to be streamed on Christmas Eve 2020. The stream was a beautiful way to safely fellowship with everyone from our homes. Three years later, the audio from that stream will be available only on Bandcamp. Take a trip to Bandcamp and purchase your download of Holiday Extravaganza. You won’t be disappointed! 

The Essential Advent Calendar – December 18: Global Superstar Cellist HAUSER Releases New Holiday Short Film Christmas Special Part 2

Renowned international cellist HAUSER is spreading holiday cheer with the release of the second installment of his eventual forty-minute Christmas movie, featuring enchanting renditions of classic songs, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Little Drummer Boy.” The visually captivating film was shot in Ogulin, Croatia, capturing the essence of Christmas joy, the beauty of spending time with your loved ones, and the true spirit of the holiday season.

The Essential Advent Calendar – December 16: NOANNE Releases Stunning Acoustic Version Of Her Single, ‘Goodwill’

NOANNE’s latest release is a stunning video for the acoustic version of ‘Goodwill’, which delivers a unique and poignant approach, delving into the darker aspects of the holiday season. This video, a departure from the usual festive cheer, is designed to narrate a story of loneliness and introspection during a time traditionally associated with joy and togetherness.