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Ellis Paul

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays

Posters! Posters!

Hello my my friends—

Did you know that “White Christmas” was rated as the second most important song of the 20th century by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Radio Industry Academy of America? It was chosen based on it’s cultural impact. (#1 was “Over the Rainbow”) “White Christmas” was written by Irving Berlin in 1939. By 1942 over 600,000 American soldiers were serving overseas in WW II and the longing to be with family over the holidays helped generate the country-wide sentimentality that lead to the tune’s success. It became the greatest selling song of all time.

The song won an Academy Award for best song and topped the charts at Christmas in 1941, ‘42, and ‘43. Legend has it that Irving wrote it while looking out his windows at the green of the palm trees in La Quinta, CA. He called his secretary and said:
"I want you to take down a song I wrote over the weekend. Not only is it the best song I ever wrote, it's the best song anybody ever wrote!”

I will be dropping a new holiday song myself this month exclusively at Patreon. If you're not already a Patreon member, please condiering joining today at:


Do you need a Christmas gift for the talented songwriter, musician or singer in your life? For the next two weeks, my website store is having a holiday 2-for-1 sale on all my inspirational and instructional music posters on songwriting, guitar playing, performing, and singing!

You must order a minimum of two posters to receive the discount. Simply visit
For 18x24 inch posters use this code at checkout: LargeBoGo
For 11x17 inch posters use this code at checkout: SmallBoGo


This morning I’m writing from a hotel in Bridgeport, CT as I make my way up the eastern seaboard to play The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, MA on Saturday and The Music Hall Lounge in Portsmouth, NH on Sunday. I hope to see you there! Radoslav Lorković will be joining me on stage!

Other December shows are listed below....including the 29th Annual New Year's Eve shows with Radoslav Lorković!, Don Conoscenti, and Laurie MacAllister!

  • Saturday, December 2, Franklin, MA
  • Sunday, December 3, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sunday, December 10, Livestream of all the songs from "55"
  • Tuesday, December 12, Folk Project Livestream
  • Friday, December 15, Vienna, VA
  • Saturday, December 16, Philadelphia, PA
  • Wednesday, December 20, Livestrem HOLIDAY SHOW
  • Friday, December 29, Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Saturday, December 30, Cambridge, MA (2 shows)
  • Sunday, December 31, Cambridge, MA (2 shows)

Please visit for ticket information and other details for both in-person and livestream shows!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday this year and that you will join me virtually on the livestreams or in person on the road!

See you out there!