Brittany Hargest (formerly of Jump5) has released a solo album, Love All The Way, and is helping us countdown the days ‘til Christmas! For more about Brittany, please visit www.brittanyhargest.com
What’s your favorite?
– Christmas food: apple and/or pumpkin pie!
– Christmas tradition: Decorating the tree while listening to Elvis Christmas albums.
– Christmas carol: Sleigh Ride
– Christmas album: Elvis Christmas, Once Upon a Christmas: Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, and Jump5’s All the Joy in the World of course!
– Christmas movie: Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life
What do you enjoy most about Christmas?
I love everything about Christmas — from the weather, to the beautiful colors and smells, to the gorgeous candlelight Christmas Eve services and getting to see all of my family in one place! There’s something so special about the whole month of December that’s just hard to beat!
Share one of your favorite Christmas memories.
Before Jump5, I used to perform at a theme park that used to be open in Nashville called Opryland. Opryland was one of my favorite places in the world when it was open, and it was at its best during Christmastime. I always had to perform in their Christmas show on Christmas day, but I never minded one bit because of how beautiful everything was! And I always got to have my family there with me, where we would ride rides and visit the park in between my shows. I’ll never forget how magical Opryland was at Christmastime!
Another one of my most cherished memories was from 2002 when Jump5 was asked to perform at Magic Kingdom in DisneyWorld for their Christmas parties for the entire month of December. We all brought our families and got to stay in their Animal Kingdom Lodge for the whole month, playing in the parks whenever we wanted! We played 2 shows a night, and the rest of the time just had the time of our lives. Disney at Christmas is the BEST kind of Disney!
Are you the type of person who likes to peek at your presents before Christmas morning, or do you hold out?
When I was a kid, I had to really force myself not to peek at the presents! I could never fully contain my excitement though, and would end up peeking anyway. But now, I love to wait because I love being surprised!
What do you want for Christmas this year?
I can’t remember the last time I actually wanted anything for Christmas, but this year I would actually really love a bike!
What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?
Making that apple pie! And maybe making another stop at DisneyWorld 🙂