Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kristin Chenoweth - A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas

(Full disclosure here, both my boyfriend and I have fallen head-over-heels in love with Kristin Chenoweth because of her unbelievably divine turn as Olive Snook on the show Pushing Daisies. Seriously, we are weekly made weakly by her insane cuteness.)

Are you looking to have a relaxing, warm, hauntingly nostalgic holiday season? If so, Kristin Chenoweth, of Broadway and currently Pushing Daisies fame, is probably who you want to be spending Christmas with. She has an earnest spunk and undeniable cuteness and likability that comes through unmistakably, even in audio recording. 

Her voice has the clarity and tone of a seasoned musical theatre actress, but her charm somehow allows her to pull off even lighter fluffier songs without crossing the line into cheese. Songs like "Christmas Island," with its hula-like vibe might have been disastrous in less adorable hands.

She shines the most however on the more classic carol songs. Her silky rendition of "I'll be home for Christmas" is as warm and soft as a pair of fuzzy slippers, and "Do you hear what I hear?" rings with all the clear purity of bells on Christmas morning.

This woman can do it all, act, sing, dance, and make me feel a little bit more like a kid again, entranced by the sounds of holiday magic.

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