Saturday night, Hanson had their “Finally It’s Christmas” stream on Hanson.net. Here are some highlights!
The guys started the stream with a bit of an intro and talked about what would be in store for the stream
After a short break, they performed “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree”
In the kitchen with Taylor to make Cinnamon and Sugar Donuts
Back to chatting they inform us they are not Bon Jovi, The Bee Gees or Perry Como cloned 3 times. Zac talks about a new game called Wits and Wagers for next years Thanksgiving or this coming Christmas to play. They reminisced about how Snowed In and Middle of Nowhere’s 20th anniversaries are fast approaching. They will never sing the 12 days of Christmas, unless it is the Arby’s version. When recording the new Christmas song, it made Isaac want to record more Christmas songs.
After another break, the guys performed Merry Christmas Baby
Then we were treated to the Making of the Song for Finally It’s Christmas video
Zac revealed that they’re not in their living room but they are in their studio made to look like a living room. They talk some more about recording Snowed In and turning off the world to record it and not being sure they’d get it done. The idea to make the record was presented in July or August and needed to be ready to release in November. It was recorded in September, done by October 1. It was recorded at Hook End studio outside of London. Now they do recording and turn off the world in Texas and working on a Christmas album in the summer in Texas is not a good idea. They talk about the Christmas items, a lot have sold out but some items are still left. Zac talks about an article where a video game controller draws blood. Taylor talks a bit about the ICON book and the 3 songs that didn’t make the record.
Time for a new Christmas song performance – Finally It’s Christmas!
Taylor’s doughnut dough has chilled and it is time to make the doughnuts!
Back to the performance area, the guys sing “At Christmas”
Operation: Jingle Bells – Hanson visits fans in Tulsa at home for some caroling!
And finally, the winning Christmas Song To Sing contest song – Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”