The festive season is fast approaching! As our AGC carollers prepare for more than 130 performances around the country, things are starting to get very Chirstmas-y in the AGC offices.
If you love getting into all things holiday-related (we sure do) then have a read of our Christmas Day recommendations from our singing tutors from around Australia! We’ve rounded up their favourite sing-alongs, Christmas albums, movies and recipes to inspire your household.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas from everyone at the Australian School of Performing Arts. #christmaswiththeagc
Tanya Romeo, Sydney
Favourite Christmas carol to sing along to: O Holy Night
Favourite Christmas album: Michael Buble “Christmas” (2011)
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/3CKVXhODttZebJAzjUs2un
Favourite Christmas movie: Home Alone (1990)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owU3lMxd6jI
Favourite Christmas food: Pavlova
Laura Knowling, Melbourne
Favourite Christmas carol to sing along to: O Holy Night – it’s fun to belt out that chorus!
Favourite Christmas album: Mariah Carey “Merry Christmas” (1994)
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/61ulfFSmmxMhc2wCdmdMkN
Favourite Christmas movie: Elf (2003)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a54yC1etmVc
Favourite Christmas food: I love having a BIG cook up (eggs, bacon, hash browns) on Christmas morning.
Eliza De Castro, Brisbane
Favourite Christmas carol to sing along to: Alvin and the Chipmunks “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” (1961)
Favourite Christmas album: Hi-5 “It’s a Hi-5 Christmas” (1999) is a long-time favourite as it brings back so many memories of an Aussie Summer Christmas.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2Cac2h2QMN3kCwgCOwMJmF
Favourite Christmas movie: “How the Grinch stole Christmas” (2000)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQV5Pr7pWtM
Favourite Christmas food: I love having a classic Aussie barbecue on Christmas day.
Lucy Shelton, Adelaide
Favourite Christmas carol to sing along to: It is so hard to choose, I have many favourites! My favourite traditional carol is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and I also love Judy Garland’s version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
Favourite Christmas album: Ella Fitzgerald “Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas” (1960)
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2UhPCUgK2IGUrg7lIvMYfb
Favourite Christmas movie: I always watch “Love Actually” (2003) several times each Christmas!
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdzH6a-XEGM
Favourite Christmas food: Brandy custard and Christmas pudding.
Find the recipe: https://www.womensweeklyfood.com.au/recipes/brandy-custard-12686
Maddi Mitchell, Canberra
Favourite Christmas carol or song: Carol of the Bells
Favourite Christmas album: ‘The Best of Pentatonix Christmas’ (2019) – Pentatonix
Favourite Christmas movie: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiypbCFV7Ao
Favourite Christmas food: Christmas pudding with brandy custard!
Gen Ogilvie, Perth
Favourite Christmas carol to sing along to: Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas is You”
Favourite Christmas album: Hilary Duff’s Christmas album “Santa Claus Lane” (2002)
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0xrj0lbY8fzLaKCwwmWNf0
Favourite Christmas movie: The Grinch (2018)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UOh0UX3alI
Favourite Christmas food: Pavlova!