Legendary recording artist John Schlitt – solo artist, lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra and former lead singer for mainstream rock band Head East – participated in our Christmas Countdown last year and has returned for more Christmas fun!


What’s your favorite?

– Christmas food:  turkey or ham
– Christmas tradition:  having my whole family, including kids & grandkids, over for Christmas dinner
– Christmas carol:  “O Holy Night”
– Christmas movie: Elf  & National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

What do you enjoy most about Christmas?

The opportunity for my family to get together, to eat, have fun and enjoy the time

Share one of your favorite Christmas memories.

I don’t have a specific memory, but I love taking pictures at our family gatherings. It’s like making up for lost time when we capture the moment. It’s neat to have those to look at later on.

Are you the type of person who likes to peek at your presents before Christmas morning, or do you hold out?  

No, don’t like to peek. That ruins the surprise.

What do you want for Christmas this year?

10 million dollars, tax free!

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

Relaxing at home, being with the grandkids and having all my children together in one place.

What are your plans for 2012?

I’m looking forward to having a new CD out early in the year called “The Greater Cause.” I’m working on worldwide distribution, and I’ll be looking to tour internationally as well.