Like Ralphie’s Red Ryder BB Gun in A Christmas Story, everyone has their own fond memories of opening that one super special present on Christmas morning… So with December 25th quickly approaching, some of our All-Star Christmas performers revealed their all-time favorite gifts they received when they were kids!
Sometimes, a good Christmas gift can set someone down a path they will follow for the rest of their life. That’s pretty much how it went for Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys.
“I’d say probably when I was around twelve-years old, I got my very first karaoke machine from my parents and that’s where it all started,” said Dorough. “I am actually kind of dating myself… It had an 8-track cassette player on it!”
What was Howie rocking out to circa 1992?
“My first tape was Bobby Brown’s ‘My Prerogative.’ That was my first one! I think I had to go out to the store and buy the set singles. Back in those days, the flip side of the tape had the instrumental for some of the songs. I had to cut my own stuff… I was splicing, and cutting up tape, and everything!”