Dami Im reveals her best Christmas moments and plans for the festive season.
Ahead of her performance at this year's Carols By Candlelight in Melbourne, we quiz singer Dami Im on all things Christmas!
Talk us through a typical Christmas at your house?
Most of the time, we just have a Korean BBQ by the pool at our house. We invite all our family and friends over and go for a swim.
What's your favourite Christmas memory?
When I was a kid, Santa came to my house. And, Santa was actually a kindergarten teacher and he gave me a recorder that I still have now! Since then, I loved learning new instruments. But, I knew that he wasn't Santa. In my head, there was the real Santa and all the others were imposters.
Which present did you really want but never got?
I really wanted a new electric violin. I kept dropping hints, but it didn't happen. So, I bought it for myself when I was older.
What presents will you be giving this year?
This year I'll be giving people a lot of socks and underwear!
I'll try and get my hubby something to do with his camera, but it's hard because I don't really know much about them. He wants a new lens, but I'm like "I don’t know what it is! They all look the same!"
If you could invite one person, dead or alive, to your Christmas lunch, who would it be?
I'd invite Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughn to sing the carols. I love classic singers and jazz carols are the best. Also, I have two grandmas that still live in Korea and it would be so amazing to have them for Christmas. I've had a Christmas in Korea a few times. And it snowed while I was there. Its so magical.
Do you get nervous performing at events such as Carols By Candlelight?
I get really excited and a bit nervous, which I think you need. Then, it's the best feeling once you're on stage. It's such a great feeling to see everyone listening and enjoying themselves.
What is your New Year's resolution?
I'm trying to set up a better studio at my house so I can make more songs that are really close to my heart, and bring out what's inside of me. Also, working on my music and growing as a person. For me it happens together. So, I want to be able to open up myself a bit more through my music.