But before the party began inside, guests were having some fun outside as they arrived to Norwood's version of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland." Roll the YouTube videotape! LOL
Natalie Cole's arrival marked for me the end of being a Hollywood blogger and the beginning of my time as a party guest. Inside the house was decorated just as elaborately as the outside. Once everyone had gotten their first liquid Christmas spirits and serving of food the singing began. Norwood performed his heartfelt single, "Back to My Me", then convinced Ms. Natalie to do an impromptu performance. She sang everyone's holiday favorite, "A Christmas Song," then performed a suprising duet of "Unforgettable" with Norwood. Now that's a memory that will stick with me a long time!
Then the party moved to the adjacent room as R&B singer, Jesse Powell, did a wonderful rendition of "O Holy Night," my favorite Christmas song. After that the party continued until the early morning as we grooved to hits from the 70s to the present. By 1 am I claimed the party officially a success, and by 2 am I was home thanking God I was still around to fully experience it.