12th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show @Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto (Dec 7 2016)

Chilly outside.

Inside. Warm with purpose.

This year’s Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show benefiting CAMH was held in a much larger venue this year — The Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

To it’s credit, from humble beginnings in cozy, standing-room venues like The Mod Club and The Phoenix Concert Theatre, The Andy Kim Christmas Show has grown larger each year.

One constant. The level of generous talent that participates in the show is a who’s who of legendary talent.

In the past (I’m sure some of these names are recognizable): Feist, Barenaked Ladies, Lights, Colin James, Honeymoon Suite, Finger Eleven, Michel Pagliaro, Broken Social Scene, Sam Roberts, Sarah Harmer, Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, Platinum Blonde, Glass Tiger, The Trews, Ron Sexsmith, The Arkells, Tom Wilson, Dan Hill & Alex Lifeson (RUSH).

This year was no exception. The list of talent included:  Nelly Furtado, Ron Sexsmith, Sloan, Roch Voisine, David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears), Bobby Bazini, Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta!, Tomi Swick, The Kings, Finger Eleven and Bahamas.

Master of Ceremony was none other than superstar-comedian Russell Peters, who kick-started the event with his familiar brand of comedy.



David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears fame was next with a rousing  version of  60’s classic “You Made Me So Very Happy”.

Traditionally, it’s not really the start of Christmas until the author attends The Andy Kim Christmas …

Onward Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen …






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