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Stargazing: God Bless You - Suzuki Minori, Koshimizu Ami, Yasuno Kiyono, Nishida Nozomi, Toyama Nao

Merry Christmas, one and all! I say this year after year, but Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. The slight chill, the quiet snowfalls, the lights and the feeling of being with family, sharing gifts and good times together. All of it just naturally has that magical feel, and what else can I do but share a song that accentuates that feeling?

Macross has a long running history, featuring interstellar divas amidst massive space wars for decades. All sorts of lead idols have been placed center stage, but this Christmas, it's the absolutely huggable Freyja Wion in the spotlight. This girl had a peppy attitude, big goofy grin and a heart rune that gleamed proudly from her hair. 'God Bless You' is a celebratory song, uplifting both Freyja's birthday and one of the most perfectly timed snowfalls of the season. It's a beautiful song filled with joy, harmony and the sweet voice of Suzuki Minori, portraying a little girl ecstatic about her surprise birthday party.