Yes, my first memory of singing, in general, was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.
My earliest memories as a child are listening to Beatles records, and they are a big part of how I've learned to write pop songs.
I took time off from school and traveled to Italy when I was 19, living with my extended family members. I must have slept in 30 different houses those months, taken in by people who'd never even met me.
It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song, but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
Stephen R. Donaldson
Helen Hunt Jackson