CD, Song & Dance Make Holidays
Magical For Kids In Hospitals
December 13, 2011
(VOXtra) - Voice actors are brightening the days of children in hospitals in the U.S. and worldwide with the shipping this week of the 2011 Holiday Magic: A Gift For Children Of All Ages CD, and personal visits to sing and dance for the kids.
For the 9th year, the CD produced by San Diego-based Jeff Gelder and GelderHead Audio Productions tells the story of Jeffrey the Surfer Reindeer and Santa Claus as they make their way from the North Pole to visit children.
More than 30 talents wrote, voiced and sang segments for the story. And each year, circulation grows - this year with a goal of distributing a minimum of 5,000 CDs.
Last year, 3,000 CDs were distributed to 28 children's hospitals in the U.S. and Singapore.
You can hear the enchanting tale online this month on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Pacific time, at www.RadioFreeJMT.com.
This year's CD was officially released recently at an event at the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, where the project's volunteers "cooked a home-made spaghetti dinner for 200, and a few of the CD's talents entertained families living there, as their children were in the hospital across the street," Gelder says.
"It was a gratifying experience for all.
"We had coloring books made of the story's characters, with a blank page for the kids to draw their own character and submit to possibly be included in the next year's story," he adds.
Click here for a video of this event (and while at the Holiday Magic website, also click on the Donation tab for this worthy cause).
MORE TO COME ...
This Thursday, Gelder and crew will also hand-deliver CDs at the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, "complete with caroling with some of the patients," Gelder says.
"And I'm excited that voice talent Pearl Hewitt will do the same at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston on Dec. 19," he adds.
Lead characters in this year's story are:
Congratulations to all who are making this year's CD and live events a magical time for the children and their families.
For more information about the project and to donate, please visit www.HolidayMagicCD.org.
HOLIDAY MAGIC 2011
CD TRACK LIST
1. Story: Mrs. Claus Hatches a Plan, Santa, Jeffery, Mrs. Claus
2. Just About Midnight - Brothers Royale *
3. CSI North Pole - Glenn Hascall
4. Jingle Bells - Judy Fossum
5. Story: Rudolph Mobilizes the Reindeer - Santa, Rudolph, Jeffery, Kate, Carlito
6. Spirit, Killian MacGeraghty - featuring Jennifer Knight BMI, Glitter & Glue Publishing
7. The Legend of Star Children - written & performed by Heather Farrar
8. Iím Farputst for Hanukkah - Keaton Simons *
9. Croc Christmas - Connie Mustang & the Reel Mustangs
10. Story: Santa Announces the Plan - Jeffery, Santa & all the reindeer
11. The Angel Song, Karl Anthony
12. Pinky and Chickadee - Pearl Hewitt, produced by Tim Keenan, Creative Media Recording
13. Letís Go Home Little Bear - Andy Boyns, written by Martin Waddell, produced by James Alburger, VoiceActing LLC
14. Feels Like Christmas - William Kiesel, Kevin De Bord, produced by James Alburger, VoiceActing LLC
15. Story: Can You Believe It? Jeffery, Kate, Carlito
16. Swingin' Santa - Sylvia Aimerito & AudioGirlProductions.com, written and music performed by Lori Rae Martin
17. The Night Before Christmas - narrated by Michael Goldberg
18. Magic in the Air - Kate Fuller, Peter Sprague, written by Rick Lineback
19. Story: Santa and the Master Elf - Mrs. Claus, Santa, Master Elf Thalion
20. I Choose Joy - written & performed by Teri Wilder
21. Greetings from Around the World, Deb Munro, Elley-Ray Hennessy & The Calgary Workshop Students
22. Must Be Santa - Scott "ScooterĒ Fortney
23. Como Tu No Hay Dos - Edgar Vargas, music by David Lan, lyrics by David Lan and Carlos de Alba
24. Story: Santaís Announcement - Santa, Mrs. Claus, Master Elf Thalion
25. Merry Christmas to the World - The Reese Brothers, written by Johnny Elkins & C.J. Vanston *
26. Just Canít Sleep - Ashley Fox-Linton & Denver Casado
27. Story: Happy Holidays Everyone! Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Jeffery, Kate, Carlito
*Courtesy of Imaginary Friends Music Partners
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