Yes, Ilvolovers, there is a Santa Claus! By Jana

As I sit here and watch another new Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel, I am again, thrust into thinking about the guys… I am not sure what it is, but almost every Hallmark movie has me thinking about the guys.  Perhaps it is because they seem to epitomize the same message that the Hallmark movies try to convey at this time of the year.  This particular movie was about this lady in marketing that was often giving ideas to her boss and he took them as his own.  Finally, she got brave enough and told the president that they were really her ideas.  This last particular idea of hers was called “Christmas 365” – a marketing campaign for this particular client to spread the “holiday cheer” throughout  the year and not just during the Christmas/holiday season.

So, as I sat watching this movie and feeling the warm tears spill over my cheeks at the end, as usual; I got to thinking that isn’t this what our Flight Crew site kind of does – come inside and “Share the Love?”  All through the year, we post things about the guys doing things of charity.  We post things that will cheer up someone that is not feeling well.  Each day, we boost each others’ spirits with various pictures or by the comments we make from the posts. 

Il Volo is just a beautiful example of spreading the warmth, joy, and happiness we all feel at Christmas and the whole year through. Do they realize they keep us going day to day and month to month?  Every few days there is always something from them… a new story, a new project, hints of a new song or album, tour dates, or a new picture on their Twitter and Instagram accounts?

The classic editorial article of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” also reminds me of them.  This editorial was written by Francis P. Church, way back in 1897.  I believe most are familiar with this answer, but I don’t believe I had ever really read it before now.  He states some very beautiful things in his answer, that reminds me of the guys.  There is one particular paragraph, and I quote, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.”  As I read this I thought, could we not replace Santa Claus with Il Volo?  How many of us would have such a dreary life, no awesome poetry written by the poetesses on this site, and no romance, whether real or imagined? 

Il Volo are our Santa Claus, that is for sure! Do they not give of themselves to us each and every day of the year in some small way?  And like Santa Claus, even if we have never had the chance to see them or touch them, we know they exist in our hearts, souls, minds, and dreams.  And to us, we know they are real! 

As Ilvolovers, we also spread their joy to others in promoting their music and having parties with all of our new friends we never knew 7 years ago! 

In quoting his final paragraph to Virginia, “No Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.”  We can only hope that Il Volo will also carry on this enigma that is “3 Voices, 1 Soul” a thousand years from now and beyond, gladdening the hearts and souls of children from 1 to 102 – to quote another song….

So, yes, to all the Virginias out there, and everyone else as well –

there is a Santa Claus and ours is called Il Volo!

Buon Natale!


 p.s.  this passage is dedicated to my dear, friend, Virginia!  🙂




















































23 thoughts on “Yes, Ilvolovers, there is a Santa Claus! By Jana”

  1. Jana, thank you! A beautiful piece with sentiments that are truly timeless. Again, I start my day with tears in my eyes – tears of happiness, anticipation, gratefulness for the gift of Il Volo – may their music resonate forever!

    1. Jana, your analogy is so perfect….thank you for putting it so beautifully for us. One of their greatest blessings to us is getting to know dear friends by sharing our love of Piero, Gian, and Ignazio. Knowing them has joined the Flight Crew members in a circle of friendship and love. We have been so blessed by sharing our feelings, hopes, desires with each other. Merry, blessed Christmas to all.

  2. Beautiful, Jana! Our precious trio have taught us much about Grandma love & sharing feelings the Italian way!!! I love all my Il Volo friends evan tho many of us have never actually met!!! They brighten each day. Buon Natale!!!

  3. Jana, that was beautiful. My world would indeed be dreary without Il Volo.. The excitement and anticipation I used to feel as a child waiting for Santa Claus is exactly matched by how I feel waiting for the March 20th concert I will be going to in Minneapolis..

  4. Jana that thing you wrote, and how everything is true, these guys every day surprise us with some of their gesture, word or song. The last gift was so fun to see them in the pop / rock version and as usual we were amazed and enchanted.
    Wonderful boys.
    Buon Natale!!

  5. Jana, you are so right. The guys give to us more than we could ever give to them.
    I hope everyone watched the House Party show yesterday. They were unbelievable. I heard Ignazio hit such high notes that he could break crystal.
    I wish you all a Buono Natale and Happy Holidays.

    1. Yeah, just a tad jealous of igna. He can sing higher than me! Lol! He was awesome.

      I guess we just keep going to their concerts. Only way to give back. 🙂

  6. Jana
    This is a wonderful post and so true, beautifully written and from the heart. It’s so good to have the feelings of anticipation in looking forward to the next new song, concert, Ignazio’s philosophies on life, Piero’s thank you note on Instagram today – whatever – we love it all.
    I had my furnace checked today and was watching the Buon Natale DVD on TV. The service guy went upstairs to turn up the thermostat to run the cycle. When he came downstairs he stopped to listen. Panis Angelicus was playing and he said “Boy, they are really good”. I felt so proud of them.
    I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas & New Year! Only three months til Chicago concert. I can’t wait!!!

    1. Hey, see you in Chicago. We have 2 front seats, a 2nd and 3rd row. Yeah, I screwed up! But right behind each other!

      Grazie mille!

  7. Thanks for all of your wonderful comments!

    They will always be beneath our Christmas trees and in our hearts, spreading Christmas spirit all year through! 🙂

    Hope everyone has a safe and joyous celebration of the season!

    Waiting til March!

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