VaShawn Mitchell is currently enjoying the success of his number one single “Nobody Greater” from his album TRIUMPHANT. He is very busy these days with the taping of BET’s Celebration of Gospel, preparing for a performance at the Stellar Awards in January, and VaShawn was recently nominated for two 2011 Grammys Awards.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS MEMORY? I was raised by my grandparents, and one year I wasn’t doing well in school. So this particular Christmas, I brought my grades up, because I really wanted a Schwinn bike for Christmas. However, they acted like they did not get me the bike, but I founded the bike before the end of that day. So on Christmas Day in the middle of a “Chicago Winter” I was riding my bike.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS THAT YOU STILL KEEP FROM CHILDHOOD? My great-grandmother never gave us gifts; she always gave us envelopes with money. I believe she would started off at $5 and worked up to $20. I now do the same thing for my nieces and nephews. However, their envelopes are from Santa Claus!
WHAT’S YOUR “MUST HAVE” FOOD DISH FOR THE HOLIDAYS? My grandmother’s lasagna.
WHAT IS THE WORST GIFT YOU EVER RECEIVED ON CHRISTMAS? A Christmas Sweater! Public Service Announcement: “PEOPLE PLEASE DO NOT BUY YOUR FAMILY SWEATERS!” :)
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS THIS YEARS? This year I will be spending the holidays with my family in Chicago. Last year I was traveling and spent the holidays in Switzerland, but this year it’s about going back home to be with family.
FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONG? “I Want To Come Home For Christmas” – Marvin Gaye
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