Christina Chrissy D Dottin was a finalist in this year’s Party Monarch Competition with her song Rum and Bass. Bajan Vibes sat down with Chrissy D to discuss her Christmas traditions as an artiste as well as her new Christmas song You for Christmas.
Q: Who is Chrissy D?
A: Right now, I can say Chrissy D is a young lady who is fighting to make every dream she’s ever had a reality and she’ll do just that. She’s like a bird, she’s spiritually and mentally free and with that, she’s unpredictable and there’s no holding her back.
Q: What does Christmas mean to you?
A: Christmas is the one time of the year where the energy of the world feels perfect. Smiles and laughter everywhere you turn and that has always been my vision of what I wish the world could be. Peace and love. So I look forward to Christmas, mainly to exhale, knowing that right now, for a few weeks, everything is good; the world is united in the Christmas spirit.
Q: What is one thing that your family does at Christmas time that you cannot live without?
A: The whole Christmas Day preparation which happens on Christmas Eve. Listen! When I say there’s never a dull moment on Christmas Eve night – believe me. Christmas Day cannot beat Christmas Eve for me. That may sound weird for most people. But to be honest, we spend Christmas Day asleep recovering from the long Christmas Eve night. So my Christmas action starts really late on Christmas Day!
Q: What is your favourite Christmas tradition?
A: Hovering around mom as she bakes, asking to taste everything. Yeah, I’m that person that you have to send out the kitchen at some point. If not, you’ll have no food left.
Q: The song “You for Christmas” is perfect for the Christmas season. How did the concept come about?
A: The riddim itself -“hide out riddim” – was created by Mr Blood at Reddhead Records. He sent it to me after originally making it for Diablo’s track entitled Hiding from Santa Claus. The concept You For Christmas is one I wanted to play with for quite some time. However, the timing was never right. Then this year, the title of the song became relatable for me. So, I was able to write it from the angle I needed. It’s a song that you can dedicate to anyone who makes your Christmas perfect, just by being with you.
Q: How has the response been since the release of “You for Christmas”?
A: The response has been awesome! Some people even asked for the ringtone version which I thought was pretty cool.
Q: If you had to list your top three Christmas songs, what would they be?
A: You For Christmas, I want a hippopotamus for Christmas and Fa La La La by Kimberley Inniss.
Q: What is your favourite thing to eat for Christmas?
A: Listen, just bring the jug-jug. (LG)