Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Sorry I've been disconnected...been busy and have family in town.

But I wanted to take a moment to say thanks and merry Christmas.  You guys have made my year awesome!

Peace and love!
Chris

57 comments:

HstryQT said...

Merry Christmas Chris! Enjoy your family :).

Risa has our Christmas EPs in the mail - I can't wait to get it!

Teddy's first Christmas has been fabulous. A nice relaxing just us (for now) family affair. It's been great not having to run around "visiting" but instead being able to sit back and enjoy the day.

How's everyone else's Christmas? Have a blessed day!

Lori

DJ in AL said...

Back at ya dude! We've missed you around here, but totally understand. Glad you are surrounded by loved ones for Christmas. Hope it was truly wonderful for both you and Sarah.

To all my Fro Friends I hope you have had a safe, blessed Christmas Day and wish you a prospersou 09!

Sending you all love from an exhausted but content DJ in AL!

Cathy Storms said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family also Chris. I'm typing on my new laptop that Audra and her family got me for Christmas. I love it..

Merry Christmas to all..

risalea said...

Breaking away from the Wii to say hi and happy holidays to all blogger friends. Chris, so glad that your family is there to enjoy the day with you and Sarah. That's what makes the holidays so special.

OK, nobody get hurt hitting after Christmas sales tomorrow!

Parker said...

So great to hear from you Chris. And good to hear you're enjoying the day with great people. Hope you're able to get extended r&r.
Anxiously awaiting your EP.

I've had a wonderful but exhausting week. Got to see Michael W Smith's Christmas Concert and hear Melinda sing "All Is Well". George Huff sang "O Holy Night". Both totally fabulous! Then Jordin Sparks came home for Christmas and sang at our 4 Christmas Eve services. We did a run through of our whole worship set Monday on her 19th birthday. She sang "All Is Well" solo. Absolutely flawlessly beautiful.

Cathy,
Glad to hear end of treatment is near! Hope your strength is holding out.

Love to all of you!

risalea said...

Clearsa, is that you?

I meant to add, I had the EP playing in Gaylon's truck as we were heading to my mom's this afternoon and it was the first time he heard it. He's like, "hey this is pretty good stuff."

Equivalent of a Grammy coming from DH. : )

clarissa said...

Yikes, I was signed in under my son's name. Doing it right this time. Hopefully
~clarissa

Carrie said...

Merry Christmas everyone!

EmilyBoo said...

Merry Christmas everyone! Even though the 25th ended an hour ago...

Badpacifist said...

Merry Christmas all!

HstryQT said...

My EP came today!! Yay! Thanks Risa! :)

Cathy Storms said...

My EP came today. All's I can say is WOW!!! Chris, it is amazing.

Thanks Risa

Amy's Purple Poodles said...

dMerry Christmas Chris! I hope Sarah,you, and your family had an awesome day! Thanks for making my year special, too.

Carrie-Merry Christmas!

Cathy-glad your treatments are getting closer to an end. I wanted to ask what kind of cancer you had but I didn't want to be nosy or offensive-if you don't want to talk about it its okay. I was just wondering because of my dad being diagnosed with breast cancer.

We had a quiet Christmas. My sister's whole family got sick a few days before Christmas Day so we could not be around them because my dad's white blood cell count was low. Technically, we haven't had Christmas yet. My brother is coming on Sun. with his wife and her mother and we will get to see my sister's family on Tues. I can't wait to get my EP!

I never mentioned my dad had cancer until now because I thought people might still be mourning the loss of Amanda-I didn't want to make people even more sadder. He was diagnosed in Nov. with breast cancer. They had to remove the breast and he has to have chemo and radiation. Our family has always been blessed with good health so I was shocked when we found out. Yesterday really hit me hard because the family could not spend the family together. Sometimes I don't know who to talk to because I don't want people to be around someone who sad. I am trying to be as positive as I can, but its not easy. Please keep my family in your prayers.

risalea said...

Absolutely, Amy....please keep us posted on how he's doing.

xangelglitterx said...

HI ALL,
JUST WAKING UP FROM THE POST CHRISTMAS "ITIS". I HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYED THE HOLIDAY AND SANTA WAS GOOD TO ALL OF YOU. ANYONE WHO TRAVELED I HOPE IS SAFELY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ANYONE WHO IS LONELY FINDS COMFORT IN JESUS CHRIST AND THIS BLOG. CHRIS AND SARAH MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE ROAD YOUR ON AND KEEP YOU HEALTHY FOR THE NEW YEAR. TO ALL MY BUDDIES HERE AS ALWAYS BIG SQUISHY HUGS AND A HOT CHOCOLATE TOAST TO THE NEW YEAR....YUMMMO!
MISSING MY CHRIS "CHRISTMAS CD" AS I DIDN'T HAVE A SHOW HERE TO GET ONE!!! BUT IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO HAS AN EXTRA ONE I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDS ON IT!!!GIVE AN ANGEL A SHOUT OUT. PLEEEEZE!!!! I WORKED HARD ALL YEAR AND DESERVE IT... OK GUYS ON TO THE NEW YEAR....ONCE AGAIN HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL
BRING ON 2009.
ONE LOVE..............
PEACE & LOVE................

Cathy Storms said...

Amy~I also have breast cancer. I had my left breast removed. Your not being nosy at all. It's not a secret and I would be more than happy to answer any questions you or your dad may have. I am almost completely done with my treatments (WhooHoo) so I am more than willing to help you anyway I can. You can always email me at Seestorms@aol.com if you want.
I'm very sorry to hear about your dad and I know how hard it is to have to stay away from sick people during treatment. I couldn't see my grandkids for almost 6 weeks and it really sucked....I will keep him in my prayers.
That is why we are all here, to help out each other anyway we can...

risalea said...

xangelglitterx-shoot me an email to mkismybiz@aol.com with your address. I have one left.

robyn said...

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!
Chris, I'm glad you have family around you! I got to be with various family...lots of driving to and fro!!! But I'm used to it...
Peace and love to all...

robyn

p.s.

thanks risa for the ep!!

xangelglitterx said...

RISA,
BLESS YOUR LITTLE HEART GIRL:
E MAIL ON THE WAY. I'LL GLADLY PAY YOU FOR IT ALSO. HEY PAL YOU GOT MAIL (HEHEHEHEHE) THANKS AGAIN.
JUMPING UP AND DOWN.... I GOT A CHRISTMAS CD NOW!!! WAVIN TO THE CROWD.....
ONE LOVE......

DJ in AL said...

Risa,

A million thanks for the EP, I listened to it all day, a tad late but it is AWESOME! Chris your voice on these songs, freaking unbelievable!

Loved it!

Nique's Nana said...

Today, Saturday, my EP was delivered - what can I say but totally awesome. Thanks again, and again Risa for getting them for us and mailing them to us.

Also, I hope everyone had a very, Merry Christmas.

rosalee said...

I'm still waiting for my EP. Maybe Monday.

Anyway, I’m exhausted right now. We just got home around 10:00 PM after a round trip to Albany, NY starting at 8:30 AM this morning. It took us 4 hours to get to the Winterfest (including a meal stop), and except for some passing drizzle, the trip was okay. We arrived around 12:30 PM and got 10th row seats at the Palace Theater for the Idol show. The Idols performed solo, and in order of their elimination – Brandon Rogers first, then Chris and then Blake Lewis. Brandon performed 6 songs – “The Wrong One”, “Out of Style”, Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”, “Broken”, “Joy”, and “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” He gave a very energetic performance, using canned background music and playing keyboard at times. You can hear most of these songs on his Myspace site. Chris used acoustic guitar or keyboard and sang “Cry Tonight”, “Empty Me”, "In a Moment”, and a short ditty “Rock Stars Need Money” in the first show. He substituted “Let You Know” for “Empty Me” in the second show. Blake gave more live demonstrations of his looping and layering of sound in his act. He also sang “How Many Words”, “Jealousy”, and “She Loves The Way” in the first show. In the second show he substituted “She Will Be Loved” for “She Loves the Way”. Harry and I got to talk to Chris between and after the shows.

After the two shows, there were large crowds at the merchandise table after the shows where the Idols were selling and signing. The finale moved over to outside of City Hall. Each Idol sang one song. Brandon reprised “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”. Chris sang “Love Remains” and Blake sang “She Loves the Way”. After that there were fireworks. We ate out in town and then braved the dense fog traveling back home. Hopefully I will have some videos and photos of the shows to put up shortly.

rosalee said...

Oh - and I forgot to add - the trip was totally worth it! They were all in great form.

risalea said...

Rosalee, it is good to hear from you--been missing you the last several days! Sounds like it was a fun evening.

Cathy Storms said...

Rosalee~sounds like it was a really good show.

rosalee said...

Yes, Cathy - they were two really good shows.

I've got some Winterfest videos up on both fansites -
chris-sligh.info and chrissligh.com.

risalea said...

Thanks for the videos, Rosalee and Harry! Be sure and click "watch in high quality"...they are really nice!

Amy's Purple Poodles said...

tRisa-I got my EP yesterday! It is so awesome-Chris' voice is just amazing! THANK YOU for all the hard work you did to get these out to us!

Kathy-Thank you so much for your message. I almost started crying. My dad acts like cancer should be some horrible secret that no one should talk about-he is handling it well and has a good attitude. He goes to chemo again tomorrow. He and I were supposed to go to Hawai'i on New Year's Day-we had to cancel the trip but got our money back. It's nice to have someone to talk to!

Rosalee-I'm glad you had fun at the concert.

Chris-What did you get for Christmas? I remember reading a past blog where you talked about how people always give you stuff you don't want or doesn't fit-that is so true! Since we are waiting until Tues. to have Christmas I got to open one of my presents Christmas Day-I got a box of See's Truffles-mmmm!

It's funny to think that last year we went to Disney World for Christmas and I remember thinking how fortunate we were to have everyone in the immediate family there (except my brother in El Paso), and everyone was healthy. That trip has meant more to me because of the events that have happened this past year. You never know when life's going to throw a curve ball at you and turn everything upside down. No one ever promised us tomorrow-enjoy what you have today.

Cathy Storms said...

Rosalee~Thanks for the videos. I love them. Now I really can't wait for Arkansas. Tell Harry he did an awesome job.

Amy~you are so right that everything changes after a diagnosis. We try to go to Disneyland every Christmas but this year it was just to much for me. Yeah its sad but just wait till next year. Hang in there and be sure and tell your dad he is in my thoughts and prayers...

rosalee said...

Risa -

I got the EP today and am listening to it as I convert more videos from Saturday. Nice job, Chris. And thanks, Risa!

Folks -
I am in the process of putting up videos of Brandon's songs. I'll let you know when they are up. I'm not sure if I will put up Blake's songs because there appear to be a few out there already on Youtube from the Albany NY Winterfest.

Bully said...

Thanks for the recap on the Winterfest shows. It was good to hear about it, and that they were all in such good voice. :-) Nice that some people used the opportunity to showcase some more holiday-esque material.

I really like Brandon Rogers, but he seems to suffer from the same malady some singers do, with picking songs not-quite-right for him. His voice overall is just great tho.

Three great voices, three different talents. I hope it was a nice time, to get reacquainted.

rosalee said...

And reacquainted we were. Brandon's voice sounded especially nice on "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" - a song that I don't particularly like. His song, "Joy" is a song that I could see Rockapella doing. Actually, I could see Rockapella doing several of his songs. He really looked like he was enjoying himself up there.

Here are the video links to Brandon's numbers:(Don't forget to click on "watch in high quality")

The Wrong One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzUfdVP_2RU

Out of Style:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VTPxu8DF34

Superstition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrYduscMuj0

Broken:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YwkrUUuep0

Joy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9bwD5OzDNM

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (Palace Theater):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb4pAZmc8KM

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (City Hall):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K96pnyQnT_I

I also have Winterfest photos in my photobucket (20 photos on page 1 only):

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff4/rosaleeNY/

rosalee said...

And here are the links to Blake's songs:

Freestyle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG1ByFg2dkU

How Many Words:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn2OHXO8VLI

Jealousy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl63em40qek

She Loves the Way (Palace Theater):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJnRAS7agg4

She Loves the Way (City Hall):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBdbfIxFi6o

Cathy Storms said...

Happy New Years Eve to everyone.
Does anyone have any fun plans?
We're staying home and having chili and watching movies..

Carmen said...

Chris,
Wanted to let you know that I finally got a chance to listen to your Christmas EP. (much thanks Risa!)

While I had already listened to the demos, I was totally blown away by the EP that you produced. Although it was Christmas music, it had a very raw, edgy feel to it,(especially your arangement of What Child) that was reminiscent of TACOSB. I absolutely loved it! It was exactly the Chris Sligh music that I have been longing to hear. Now don't get me wrong, I like RBTY, but TACOSB is still my favorite. RBTY has a more polished feel to it and for me is missing the bold, provocative and unconventional quality that TACOSB has. I believe that the difference in the two albums lies in the fact that you were the one who produced TACOSB.

Though you are a wonderful & talented singer, I am beginning to believe that your greater talent lies in producing. You did an outstanding job on this EP! I am waiting with bated breath for your next album, now that I know that you will be one producing it. Great job Chris! Also kudos to Don on the string arrangement. He once again did a fantastic job!!

Carmen

rosalee said...

No big plans for us this New Year's Eve. It's snowing outside right now. Maybe we'll get Chinese take-out later.
However, on Friday night we're going to Eleanor Rigby's - a restaurant/pub nearby where my next door neighbor will be performing Beatles and 60's music. That should be fun.

Isn't Gina Glocksen getting married tonight?

DJ in AL said...

Hey all! Sending a quick Happy New Year to my fellow Fro Patroers! Where ever you find yourself this evening I hope you are well and looking forward to a hopeful, peaceful and wonderful 2009!

Sending love and good wishes from DJ in TN (lol, gotya didn't I? We're in the Smokey Mtns for New Years!)

Carmen said...

Rosalee,
You are absolutely right about Gina. Tonight she is getting married. Jordin & Haley are suppose to be bridesmaids. Congratulations Gina & Joe!!

Here's to Joe and Gina:
May they find in each other
the perfect partner for life's adventure.
May their marriage be filled with happiness
exceeding their wildest dreams.
May they see again each and every day
all the qualities in the other
that made them fall in love and marry.
And may they always be grateful
for life's greatest gift--
a marriage based on true love.
May your true love give both of you
joy, and peace, and satisfaction.

risalea said...

Happy New Year from Hawg country! (did you get to see the game between AR and OK Tues. night? Awesome!)

We had a quiet evening dinner of soup and cornbread with some old friends, played a game and some cards, then went to a late night service at church....

Praying for His blessings for all of us in 2009. Risa

Nique's Nana said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, from San Diego!!!!!

Chris, loved your Christmas cd.

Cathy Storms said...

Happy New Year!!
Hope y'all had a safe and happy New Years Eve....
Anyone have any resolutions for the New Year? Mine is to spend more time with my kids and grandkids.

rosalee said...

Happy New Year from New York to all posters and lurkers alike. Here's hoping 2009 will be full of good things for everyone!

Cathy Storms said...

Today is my son in laws (Audra's husband) birthday.
Happy Birthday Chet

rosalee said...

A nice New Year's 2009 fireworks display in London:
(watch in high quality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHMVdhEp-Tw

risalea said...

Gorgeous, Rosalee!

xangelglitterx said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! HOPE ALL
IS WELL. JUST SWINGING BY TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO RISA, JUST GOT MY CHRISTMAS EP THANKS AGAIN. GONNA LISTEN TO IT ON MY WAY INTO WORK TONIGHT. MAN IT GOT HERE FAST RISA. YOU JUST MAILED IT. THEY MUST STILL BE IN CHRISTMAS RUSH MODE AT THE POST OFFICE >>>LOL. ANYWAY
HAPPY 2009 BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL.
ONE LOVE.............
PEACE & LOVE..................

HstryQT said...

Hey Cathy! Chet's birthday is close to mine! (Tomorrow :D) - so happy birthday to a fellow "Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday" citizen... make sure you don't give him a Merry Christmas/ Happy Birthday joint gift, those aren't nice :D.

risalea said...

I'll be out of pocket part of the day Sat., so I'll say Happy Birthday now to Lori! (and to Chet, I know I'm late)

Cathy Storms said...

Happy Birthday Lori....Have a really good day and enjoy...

Cathy Storms said...

Happy Birthday Lori....Have a really good day and enjoy...

rosalee said...

Happy Birthday, Lori!

HstryQT said...

Thanks ladies! :)

Danny, Teddy & I are going to the Indiana Historical Society (because I've been wanting to go forever and I think I want to do my internship there so I should probably go, right?) and then to PF Changs for dinner. A fun day in downtown Indy -- and typical of the History Cutie :).

Thanks for the well wishes!

DJ in AL said...

Happy Birthday Lori! Hope you have a great day! Happy Birthday Chet!

Happy Saturday all!

Love from DJ in a Foggy AL!

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday Lori & Chet!

Carmen

Amy's Purple Poodles said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

I got to go to a New Year's Eve party at the last minute. A few people from the ski group I am in decided to have a party at the last minute at someone's house. We each took something with the host making the main dish. We had appetizers, spaghetti, and chocolate cake or cheesecake for dessert. The men beat the women at the Genius edition of Trivial Pursuit-but just by a hair! We had a champaigne toast at midnight.

Happy birthday to Lori and Chet!

Here's to a new year-hopefully better than the last one!

would not take my password again

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Susan said...

I haven't been browsing the internet in the past couple of weeks, but I'd like to post that I officially received the Sligh Christmas EP, and I love it. My son (who is 9) is smart enough to realize that Chris has a "nice voice!" Thanks again, Risa!