Indiana native Paul Parnell is releasing Pretend It’s Christmas, his first album of original Christmas music. Parnell, originally from Lafayette, Ind., has written a collection of songs drawing from the inspiring memories we each hold dear attributed to the holidays.
Songwriting for the album began in 2010 when Parnell asked friends and family to share with him their cherished memories about Christmas. After gathering stories from these conversations, Parnell expanded on these perspectives and began working on lyrics and music to conjure up the many emotions that accompany the Christmas season.
The idea of Pretend It’s Christmas is to capture that feeling, any time — of special memories and traditions of a holiday that can transform one’s mood.