For me, Christmas is neither religious or commercial. It is a time when things slow down. Daylight is at its lowest ebb, and things go into hibernation, gathering energy for the coming year.
At this time when I slow down and reflect, the first thing that comes up is a question. Why do I sing?
The first answer? Because it feels good.
I really enjoy the sensation of singing, the sensation of the body vibrating that way.
I like that this reason is independent of goals, success, or the approval of others. I can simply open my mouth and it's done.