Austin’s Patricia Vonne celebrates Christmas in English and Spanish

“Santa’s On His Way,” the swinging jingle jam that runs Patricia Vonne’s new release, “My Favorite Holiday,” gushed out of gratitude.

It was Christmas 2020. For months, the world was “in the dilemma of COVID, lockdown, complete shutdown,” said Vonne.

Shops have closed and thousands of people have been unemployed. Food banks in central Texas saw unprecedented demand. Shocked by news coverage of “thousands and thousands of cars in line just to bring food to the table” in her hometown of San Antonio, Vonne had streamed weekly to help the city’s grocery bank. As the vacation passed, she was overwhelmed by the joy of the generosity of her audience. In response, she composed the bilingual ode to hope and joy that brings back warm memories of the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” with her family at the Paramount Theater in Austin.

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