If you've been sleeping under a rock and didn't note who won this summer's Britain's Got Talent competition (present company included), you'll definitely want to take note. More importantly, if you're looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything, I have the perfect gift for your giving.
My friend, Sister Mary Lisa, put me on to this guy and if you haven't heard his story, go to YouTube and 'tube him (or just see the clip below.) His story is inspiring and his voice is divine. He's the quintessential underdog who gets to go to the ball and comes home with the glass slipper and a contract to boot. His name is Paul Potts and the result of his winning is his album, One Chance.
But don't take my word for it. Go to YouTube and check him out. If his story and his talent don't move you to tears, then you have a heart of stone. If his story does move you, then go out and buy his CD. Be a part of a dream come true and feel the spirit of Christmas.
Out of five stars, a definite five.
Oh, and be sure to buy the U.S. version. It features two bonus tracks: O Holy Night and Silent Night.
Note: This version updates a previous piece that was poorly written at 11:15 p.m. after an arduous day spent being a tour guide in a city where the temperatures were down in the 30s and the wind was bitter.