Dave Barnes kicks off the Christmas countdown this week – and shares a few of his Christmas favorites!

* Christmas Tradition: We always walk into the room Christmas morning together so everyone experiences it the same — it’s really fun that way! And we used to be able to open a gift on Christmas Eve, but we don’t really do that anymore.

* Christmas song: I love “The Christmas Song”

* Christmas Album: You mean, besides my own? 🙂 I love the Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Christmas. The Harry Connick albums are great too. A personal favorite of mine is also “A Christmas Song” by Russ Taff.

* What do you want for Christmas this year? Not really sure. It’s usually gadgets which is really, really boring. But if I got tickets to see Barcelona play Real Madrid next year, that would be ridiculously awesome!!!

Dave’s newest album, Very Merry Christmas, is a must-have for your holiday collection – and a wonderful gift idea for your friends! These fun and festive songs will definitely get you into the spirit of this season. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or spending a quiet evening at home escaping from the hustle and bustle, this CD is a perfect selection.

Dave is touring this month on “A Very Merry Neighborly Christmas Tour.”  Check out www.davebarnes.com/very_merry_christmas to see if the tour is coming near you.  While you’re on the website, you’ll definitely enjoy Dave’s 12 Days of Christmas – his own very special Christmas countdown!