UnWrapping Christmas with singer/songwriter JJ Heller

JJ Heller’s album, When I’m With You, is one of my absolute favorite albums of 2010…and I didn’t write about it, until now!  Honestly, JJ has knock-out vocals, a clean sound, and an upbeat melodies.  I can’t get enough of her album.  So I was thrilled beyond all reason when JJ decided to UnWrap Christmas with Backseat Writer.  Oh, and go buy her album.  I mean it.

Did you score any good deals on Black Friday?  Is it a day of great deals or terrifying chaos?

I consider myself a bargain shopper, but it’s a little too intense for me. I mean… they call it Black Friday for a reason.

Where are you spending Christmas this year…and what are you looking most forward to?

I’m spending Christmas day at home in AZ with my husband and daughter. We’ve been traveling so much this year that spending any time at home sounds special to me. There’s always a Christmas puzzle with the family that I’m sure I’ll help with.

What was the best Christmas gift you ever received? (Don’t say “Jesus” because that’s a given!)

My daughter, Lucy, was born on December 6th, 2008. Although it wasn’t Christmas day, I think it’s close enough.

Describe one of the most hilarious Christmases.

The first year that I tried to join in the Heller family’s annual Christmas soccer game in Phoenix. I know how to shoot baskets, and hit softballs, but my soccer skills plateaued when I was 5 years old on a co-ed team.

*What’s your fave Christmas song/Christmas movie or cartoon/Christmas cookie?

Song: O Holy Night
Movie: White Christmas
Cartoon: Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer
Cookie: A little piece of each one

New Year’s resolution—yes or no? If yes, what is your resolution?

I’m resolving to be more present every day. I’m realizing more and more that it’s important to live in the moment rather than comparing it to what else I could be doing.

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