Here's a new song that's great for gifting...or ideal for just adding to your own holiday music library. It's "My Christmas Card to You," performed by renowned movie singer Marni Nixon, winner of the 2011 George Foster Peabody Award for Her Outstanding Contribution to American Music. (Check out her spectacular biography below.)
Madeline and Mitchell Stone wrote "My Christmas Card to You" with thoughts of those loving couples who count each other as their primary blessings at Christmastime. Turns out, though, that this song has also become the new "White Christmas," which was the anthem for homesick American soldiers stationed overseas for the holidays during World War II. With its majestic lyric line "I wish you joy, happiness and PEACE," a lot of people who've heard "My Christmas Card to You" have said that with all the turmoil in the world today, it can be the new song for our brave men and women currently involved in conflicts worldwide.
And because it is "My Christmas Card to You," you can send it to the one you love as a very special, economical gift. Regardless of whether your loved one is with the armed forces halfway around the world...or lives right around the corner...your thoughtful wishes of joy, happiness and PEACE will be cherished forever!
BIOGRAPHY OF LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD PERFORMER MARNI NIXON:
When Natalie Wood was seen in the movie West Side Story, it wasn't she who was singing "Tonight" or "I Feel Pretty." Neither was it Audrey Hepburn who really sang "I Could Have Danced All Night" or "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" when she appeared in My Fair Lady. And Deborah Kerr never sang "An Affair to Remember" in the movie of the same name, or "Getting to Know You" in The King and I.
For all those actresses, the voice that actually sang the songs was that of Marni Nixon. Marni also sang part of "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" for Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. And she sang for herself when she appeared in The Sound of Music.
Marni Nixon, mother of the late pop singer/songwriter Andrew Gold ("Thank You For Being A Friend"; "Lonely Boy"), has had a stellar show-business career that's spanned more than 60 years. And it's still going strong. Marni has sung for symphony orchestras around the world, performed with renowned pianists Victor Borge and Liberace, acted on Broadway, and toured the world as a cast member of "Cabaret," "James Joyce's The Dead," "Nine," "My Fair Lady," "Follies" and others. She's also acted in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and several other television shows, including her own children's TV show, "Boomerang"--for which she won four Emmy Awards as Best Actress. She acted as a singing nun in The Sound of Music, dubbed Grandma Fa in the Disney movie Mulan, and sang "A Spoonful of Sugar" in Disney's classic Mary Poppins.
No stranger to the talk-show circuit, Marni has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among many others. Today, the Winner of the 2011 Peabody Award for Her Outstanding Contribution to American Music, the incredible Marni Nixon, is also The Voice that Transcends Generations, as she sings Madeline and Mitchell Stone's "My Christmas Card to You."
So celebrate the holidays with the one and only Marni Nixon. Buy "My Christmas Card to You" and send it to the one you love for Christmas!
IN ADDITION TO "MY CHRISTMAS CARD TO YOU," SOME OF THE OTHER SONGS MADE POPULAR BY MARNI NIXON INCLUDE:
Getting to Know You
Get Me to the Church on Time
Wouldn't it be Loverly
I Feel Pretty
On the Street Where You Live
I Whistle a Happy Tune
A Spoonful of Sugar
I Could Have Danced All Night
The Rain in Spain
Hello Young Lovers
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Shall We Dance
How do You Solve a Problem like Maria?