Longtime readers of this blog will likely know by now that one of my favourite downloads each year is Sofia Talvik's annual Christmas song. Every year since 2007 (the year this blog was started, coincidentally, although I didn't discover her first Christmas song until my second year), she has released an original, heartfelt, bittersweet, and thought provoking Christmas song. This year's song, "One Last Wish for Christmas" is "a story about love, loss, and afterthought at Christmas." It is heartbreakingly beautiful, and like many of her songs, it stays with me long after I've finished listening to it.
You can download the song using the little widget at the bottom of this post. If, for some reason, that doesn't work, you can get it directly from her website.
Sofia also has a Christmas calendar in the form of an email list, If you sign up for the list, you'll get a daily email with a little gift in it - for example, the first gift was actually this song, and today's gift is a video showing how to make a really neat looking gingerbread house, complete with a printable template. If that sounds like the kind of thing you'd be into, sign up now to get the rest of the gifts delivered straight to your inbox.