Celebrate The Holidays With ‘A Peter White Christmas’ Featuring Mindi Abair & Rick Braun

It’s not Christmas without a visit from the Peter White Christmas Tour, and this year Peter is getting a little help from his friends Mindi Abair and Rick Braun to spread some holiday cheer across the country.

This year marks the 9th annual Christmas show by Peter and friends, and this Wednesday, Dec. 19th, they’re bringing a holly-jolly good time to the Downey Civic Theatre!

To help us learn more about what to expect at Wednesday’s show, Peter and Mindi themselves joined Pat Prescott in studio to talk about the show, holiday traditions and even perform “Frosty The Snowman” live in studio.

Peter White and Mindi Abair with Pat Prescott (Photo by Britt Bickel)

Peter White and Mindi Abair with Pat Prescott (Photo by Britt Bickel)

Having just performed the show in Florida, Mindi explains why this year’s Christmas tour is a little nontraditional from past years.

“It is a little odd to be on our Christmas tour – we did not see any snow this year,” said Mindi. “So it was a little different Christmas tour this year, but I’m not complaining.”

Despite no snow, the talented musicians are still able to bring a magical wonderland to fans through Christmas classics. Outside the show, Peter tells us about some of his favorite family traditions of the season, listen below.

Part one

A grueling tour schedule during the holidays unfortunately means spending less time with family and friends, but to Mindi, she’s looking forward to a break in the tour so she can host a visit from her parents this year.

“It’s just going to be that quiet, nice, chilled-out Christmas. I’m really looking forward to that,” said Mindi as Peter serenades her on guitar with “White Christmas.”

Listen below to hear Mindi’s favorite holiday traditions and an impromptu performance of “White Christmas”!

Part two

Each family has their own annual Christmas traditions to kick-off the season, and for some, the season now starts with a Peter White Christmas.

“A lot of people say to us, ‘thank you for starting out our Christmas season,” said Peter. “Part of our show is we love to get the audience sing along, and White Christmas is one that we use…it’s a beautiful moment, it’s my favorite moment of the show.”

You can sing along to your favorite Christmas carols with Peter, Mindi and Rick this Wednesday, Dec. 19th at Downey Civic Theatre. For tickets and more details, visit www.downeytheatre.com.

Part three

Listen to Peter and Mindi perform “Frosty the Snowman” live in studio below.

Frosty The Snowman

And maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll get a little smooch from Peter and Mindi underneath the mistletoe.

Peter White and Mindi Abair kiss Pat under the mistletoe

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