My reverse @DavidArchie Christmas List

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Photos: The illustrious DJbell

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Guys, my heart is so full right now. There’s really nothing like David Archuleta Christmas music … and seasonal shenanigans… to put you in the Christmas spirit.

I already feel pretty connected to the reason for the season, but there’s something about hearing David sing about it and feeling the joy and love he channels, even more strongly at this time of year I think, that lights me up like a Christmas tree.

So on this beautiful Christmas Eve, with snow lightly falling here in the Great White North, just before I head out for a night with family, please indulge my Reverse David Christmas List… all the things I never even thought to wish for on this #WinterInTheAir tour but were granted in such a wonderful way (either in person or via the interwebs).

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Photo: The one, the only, Ms. Shelley

1).Let’s start with the songs. Usually, on David’s Christmas tours, there’s one song that jumps out at me as my on-repeat-for-months fave. Last time, it was This Christmas (which NEEDS to be on his next Christmas album, btw… no pressure 🙂 ) This time, there were so many that blew me over unexpectedly.

The power and beauty of He Is Born lifted me off my chair, I literally felt an electric charge ripple through me on every “HALLELUJAH!” And I found myself marvelling at the glorious beauty of his voice on “Booooooorn”… and feeling so thankful to get to hear it.

Winter in the Air was already my fave from the album but nothing prepared me for hearing it live. In Franklin, tears spontaneously started gushing from my eyes and they kept flowing through the whole song. Completely involuntary. It was like I stepped into an alternate universe that was so sublimely beautiful, the joy melted the ice in the corners of my heart and it spilled out through my eyes. I know that makes no sense but that’s how it felt.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen felt so right with a Latin beat and my only complaint is IT WAS TOO SHORT!!!!

Leaping to my feet for Christmas Every Day and dancing like no one was watching even though I’m sure I’m in some person’s video somewhere looking like I need psychiatric intervention, was a highlight of my entire month… no, year.

2).In New York City, when one girl yelled out “I LOVE YOU, DAVID!” and quiet voices called out, “Me too!” …. “Me too!”… “Me too!”… one by one, all around the venue. Cutest. Thing. Ever.

3).David’s Insta Love… from the gas-cap episode with Kari (CAN SOMEONE MAKE A BUDDY MOVIE WITH THE TWO OF THEM, PLEASE???!!!!)

… to his sharing of peeps’ concert insta stories with his hilarious emojis and comments …. to his vocal technique tips (SOOOO fascinating, am I right??) … to this… still dyinggggg:

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4).Being able to add to my compendium of David VIP awkwardness… let me paint you the picture… my turn comes, but I’m alone and Refnaf and I usually go up together… I get distracted by where I should drop my coat and stuff and stick my phone in my back pocket… I walk over, say hello to David, put my arm around him, turn to Kari with a big smile and she says, “So whose camera I’m using?”… because it’s still in my pocket! IN WHAT BIZARRO WORLD WOULD I EVER CASUALLY WALK UP TO MR. DAVID ARCHULETA AND THROW MY ARM AROUND HIM, JUST ‘CUZ????!


5).All the amazing promo David’s been doing! How awesome is his new PR team?? I literally can’t keep up with all the interviews and appearances… and some of these acoustic versions of the songs are sooooooo good! (*cough* acoustic album sometime please *cough*)

6).David surprising us by announcing a new tour WHILE HE IS ON TOUR! When the heck has that ever happened?? And then the icing on the cake: Him saying that he’s really proud of Postcards in the Sky (can I get an “Amen”?) and with his new PR team in place, he wants to tour more with it because he thinks it deserves more love.


7).Hearing so many amazing comments around me during a show… from men and women of all ages… things like, “Now, THAT was fantastic!” after White Christmas, and “WHAT a voice!” after O Holy Night, and “Did he write that? Great song!” after Winter in the Air.


8).Being there to see David’s reaction to this amazing present (I’m a little too not over the creativity of this, tbh).

9).Reuniting with so many incredible fan friends from all over the world, really. LOVE you guys!!!

10).And last but not least, the lovely and amazing Tina’s Tumblr that reminds me of the gift it is to be a fan of this guy:

Also moments like this: 🙂


How some of the VIP questions were so deep and philosophical and the way David answered them so thoughtfully and beautifully:


So how about you guys?? What’s on your Reverse David Christmas List??



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8 Responses to My reverse @DavidArchie Christmas List

  1. Pepper says:

    Great ‘reverse’ Christmas list TOfan, thank you for this great compilation and your shared experiences. Wow, there was just so much going on with David in 2018 for all to enjoy, you covered those incredible moments and experiences perfectly The music, the shows, the sweet, heartfelt
    moments from David ,all the promo (which has been awesome) and of course the humour…yes, all wonderful!
    I enjoyed it all, a lot of it shared by gracious fans too. All appreciated and for those of us not at the Christmas shows, it was the next best thing! Gratitude to all who shared and of course…David.
    That snow globe the fan made for David is amazing. Creative fan!
    Happy Holidays TOfan and to everyone and a very Merry Christmas! Hope it’s filled with joy, those you love, much peace and of course the music of David. 🙂

  2. janey79 says:

    I’ll just dab my eyes and perhaps read this a time or two (or three or 4). {{{hugs}}}

  3. Pepper says:

    You’re right Janey, really lovely post by Deb, all fans can relate too Talk about a lovely Christmas Eve, my goodies arrived today that I ordered from David’s Pledge site, some of them personalized. Perfect timing for Christmas. Although they duplicated one item so will have to contact them about that. So nice to receive them today,, a very sweet surprise, feels like Christmas. 🙂
    Hope all have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas day. ❤

  4. Spirit says:

    Your reverse Christmas list was perfect, Deb! I can’t think of anything to add. This past year has really been a David bonanza!! Thank you for all the great posts that you’ve shared with us this year, and thank you to all the commenters who have added their thoughts and perspectives. I can’t wait to see what David has in store for us in 2019! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

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  6. refnaf says:

    This is beautiful TOfan!
    It has been a truly fantastic year in David land!!!!
    So thankful!
    Can’t wait for what’s next Eeeeeeeeeeee
    Merry Christmas peeps!!!

  7. MissBianca says:

    You just had to make me laugh and cry one more time this year, didn’t you? Beautifully written and it makes me glimpse even more of the Winter in the Air Tour than I had before.

    Merry Christmas to Deb and the whole SAz family, Canadians and honorary Canadians!

  8. janey79 says:

    can we talk about what a great start to 2019 it’s been? let’s have a look at the OS, D’Arch’s IG and his FB. Thank you Mr. Ken Phillips if you are indeed the one suggesting these marvelous and cohesive changes. For the record, I like your choice of promo photographs.

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