Today we are thrilled to be joined by singer songwriter Chase Mitchell! Chase hot off the release of his single release “Back Road” is here to chat a bit about Christmas, the happiness time of the year!
Hot chocolate, Eggnog, or Apple Cider?
Do you have a favorite holiday scent?
Yes, I actually have two favorite holiday scents – Christmas cookie and Christmas tree pine!
What are you most thankful for this year?
I’m most thankful that my family is happy and healthy, but I’m also extremely thankful for a successful year of playing music to fans across the country. Also, I’m thankful for the opportunity to release my first single, “Back Road,” to country radio and for the feeling of immense love the song has received across the country.
Do you enjoy decorating?
Absolutely! We tried to pace out the decorating in our household throughout the month of December so that we can stretch out the holiday spirit as much as possible. Heck, we basically started slowly getting the house ready and pulling stuff out shortly after Halloween, so we have been definitely embracing the process of spreading Christmas spirit in the house.
Let’s settle the debate: does the Christmas tree go up after Halloween or after Thanksgiving?
The Christmas tree goes up after Halloween. I really don’t like Halloween to be honest. I’m more of a Turkey Day and Christmas kind of guy!
Do you have any Christmas traditions? If not, are there any that you would like to try or start?
Normally, we go as a family to get a Christmas tree right after my birthday which is December 4th, and that kicks off all the holiday spirit for us. I’m also a firm believer that it isn’t Christmas without a good Christmas cookie bake! We like to pull out some of our old family recipes and bake up some memories.
How long did you believe in Santa?
What do you mean, I still do?! haha
Do you do your Christmas shopping early, or are you a last second shopper?
My wife and I are totally last-minute shoppers. It seems to fit in with the gist of our family. We’re always on the go, so we spend the last couple weeks of the holiday mad dashing in shopping malls. I guess that’s another Christmas tradition we have, lol!
What does Christmas mean to you?
Family and trying to make time stand still.
We all know Christmas dinners mean some of the dishes that we’ve been craving like homemade dressing, grandma’s turkey and ham. What is the dish you are most looking forward to digging into come Christmas dinner?
My grandma’s potato casserole – it’s got like a pound of cheese and three whole sticks of butter. It’s a heart attack waiting to happen, which is why you can only eat it once a year, but it’s totally worth the wait!
What are your plans this year for Christmas?
I’ve been on the road a lot promoting my new single “Back Road” all across the country and I feel like these last couple months have flown by, so my goal is to try to spend as much time as possible doing absolutely nothing with my family. We plan to watch all the best Christmas classics, bake up a storm, and do our best to make time stand still. This is my absolute favorite time of year and I want to do my best to soak it in with my family!
Do you have to have snow to really make it feel like Christmas or could you live without it?
We’ve lived in the mountains, and we’ve lived at the beach, and Christmas always feels like Christmas as long as you’re surrounded by everyone you love. In my opinion, whether you have snow or “cold” weather doesn’t really matter as long as you get the latter!
Are there any Christmas tunes you like to put on to set the Christmas mood?
The week of Thanksgiving I’m already blasting Michael Bublé’s Christmas Deluxe, “Pennies from Heaven,” and “Please Come Home for Christmas” by Charles Brown. My kids on the other hand, love some “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” which I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like to jam out to those as well!
We see it every year, something new is made smelling or tasting like pumpkin spice. What are your thoughts? Overkill, bring it on, or really do not care?
According to my wife, the world cannot have enough pumpkin spice. However, for me, I totally think it’s overkill unless it’s a good ole pumpkin pie, in that case you have my blessing!
Do you have any memorable Christmas memories from your childhood or recent that make Christmas a memorable time of year?
I can remember one year I got a dirt bike for Christmas. I had asked Santa repeatedly, probably no less than 1 billion times the 10 years prior, and for some reason on my 10th Christmas, I got my first dirt bike. I still remember it like it was yesterday!
From The Grinch, Santa Claus, Home Alone, there’s tons of Christmas movies to get into the Christmas spirit, Rank your top 5 Christmas movies.
2. The Grinch (the one with Jim Carrey)
3. Home alone 1 and 2
4. Jingle All The Way
5. The Year Without a Santa Claus (the claymation series)
Who would win a fight: Santa or The Grinch?
Santa would F$&@k the Grinch up! Hands down! No questions asked!
Thank you Chase for your time and Merry Christmas! Be sure to check out https://chasemusik.com/ to keep up to date with all things Chase! Also check out Chase’s new single “Back Road”