Gloriana Will Be Going Home to Celebrate Christmas
This Christmas will be all about some much-needed family time for Gloriana. While guitarist Tom Gossin, who will be visiting his parents in northern New York state, says he likes to "pretend that I'm my family's stylist, so I buy everyone clothes that I think they should wear," his brother and bandmate Mike Gossin is being a bit more practical with his Christmas funds.
"This year the gift I‘m buying is a plane ticket to spend time with my family," Mike says.
Fellow Gloriana vocalist Rachel Reinert agrees: "I‘m going to spend the holiday with my family in California, and after Christmas, I‘m heading to New York to spend some time with my boyfriend and his family."
"I just love being with my family. They are funny and crazy and so loving -- we have a lot of laughs!" Reinert adds. "I‘m always on the road and being that they live in California and I live in Tennessee, I don‘t get to see them that often so my time at home is very important to me."
The 'The World Is Ours Tonight' group's favorite memories of Christmases past also bring them back home -- like the time Santa brought a young Mike Power Wheels, or when the Gossin brothers' mom would make a "pretty intense arrangement of Christmas cookies every year." Still, the boys keep the true meaning of the holiday in mind, too.
"My favorite family tradition: Our whole extended family and friends gather together on Christmas Eve and party 'til midnight, then we walk through the snow to midnight mass at church," Mike says.
Last year, Gloriana covered the Christmas classic 'Silent Night,' which can be found on the 'A Very Special Christmas 7' compilation. The album also features Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, a pre-'Country Strong' Leighton Meester and more artists singing holiday tunes.