Lynne Taylor Donovan asks Dear Santa for more love, light and peace in the world in her Christmas single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Walking the line between adult contemporary and country, the soothing track finds Donovan delivering a potent and perennial holiday message. Delivered in her stirring old-school alto, the eternally timely lyrics by Tony Koenen offer both an appeal for peace and a plea for family spirit over spending:
“It’s not the gift, it’s the thought
And I’ve thought this one through
Giving of a gift is so easy
But giving of yourself makes wishes come true.”
Recording this song was a no-brainer for Donovan: “I was conditioned by advertising as a child into believing that Christmas meant gifts and gifts meant love.” Dear Santa dispels that seasonal myth with a classic melody and the singer’s trademark warmth and style.
Born in Vancouver and based in the Okanagan, Donovan hosted her own TV show as a teen. From Talk To Me to Tennessee Whiskey, her long string of country and crossover hits has made her a recognizable star in Europe, the U.K., and Australia as well as throughout Canada.
Watch the lyric video for Dear Santa above, hear more from Lynne Taylor Donovan below, and wish her happy holidays at her website, Facebook and Twitter.