5 things I have to have

sandi patty

December 14, 2008|By Liz Atwood

Grammy-Award winner and Christian music performer Sandi Patty, of Anderson, Ind., will be host of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Spectacular, through Dec. 23 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Patty, who has released 24 albums over the past 26 years, was host of the show in 2006. Tickets for the Holiday Spectacular are available through the BSO ticket office by calling 410-783-8000 or going to BSOmusic.org.

1

A warm, comforting home where everyone feels welcome:

"There's nothing better than spending time with our big, crazy family on Christmas."

2

Christmas music:

"Give me Celine, Perry Como and 'Charlie Brown Christmas' and I am set."

3

Snow:

"A white Christmas is the best Christmas. And it always puts me in the mood to watch the classic White Christmas movie with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Irving Berlin is a genius."

4

Christmas Eve service at church:

"Our Christmas Eve service is at 11 p.m. Everyone comes in their pajamas. We sing carols and then everyone lights their candle at the end of 'Silent Night,' just as the clock strikes midnight."

5

Holiday baking:

"The kitchen is the heart of our home. I love baking up holiday goodies with my kids."

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