Today marks the release of Arrow’s holiday music video. This tradition began many years ago and continues to be one of my most favorite annual holiday moments.
From the selection of our song in late June to resident practices beginning in the late summer, visits to recording studios in the fall, and filming on sets as the festive season begins, the time spent together working on this project is a joyful investment.
Over 150 individuals come together during this time, each making unique contributions to our holiday cause. Emily and Heather piece together song books. Mary leads choir rehearsals. Resident Services Directors coordinate practices. Dale, Lenny, Katarina, and Rochelle log miles to film recording studio visits. Gwyn designs the holiday sets, and Brandon meticulously orchestrates song and video production. Just to name a few. There is so much heart put into creating an experience residents and their families can always cherish.
When asked why Arrow takes the time each year to create this special video, my response is always the same, it is to capture our memories so that they can live on with us each holiday season.
White Christmas (a cover by Arrow Senior Living)
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (Cover by Arrow Senior Living)
We Need a Little Christmas
Bless Us All (a Muppet Christmas Carol cover by Arrow Senior Living)
The Night Before Christmas – Arrow Senior Living
Christmas Rapped Double Feature! Let it Snow & Deck the Halls
For Arrow Senior Living communities, this is the most wonderful time of the year because we get to celebrate 45 Days of Holiday Cheer! In the following weeks, you’ll be taken on a journey through the special events we have planned.
Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, our communities will be honoring acts of gratitude and kindness. December 1st kicks off our celebration of Advent, among other exciting traditions, and concludes with a 12 Days of Christmas Culinary Challenge and moments for Three Kings Day and Orthodox Christmas.
As you browse through, you’ll see a range of events across our communities – and you are invited to join in the fun!
This year, Arrow Senior Living communities are raising funds for local school lunch programs! Proceeds from the purchase of our holiday t-shirts, featuring residents from Arrow’s first Christmas video, will be donated to local schools to help kids in need pay for lunch!
We believe that the holiday season is the perfect time to celebrate together. From decorating to baking, intergenerational events, philanthropy, and unique experiences, our 45 days are filled with joy and love. Click on the videos below to see how we’ve celebrated the past six seasons!