David Archuleta- Christmas in Calgary! The White Stetson Awarded! Pics, Clips, Vids, On the way to Calgary: A Montreal Delay with Poutine plus, David is Heading Back To Tuacahn!!! Modobags and Sweet Tina and Filipino Love, MLP on Instagram,


 Christmas in Calgary!

David Calgary Christmas mic singing credit Mary Lou 2017-12-15

David Archuleta -Calgary- Credit: Mary Lou (pastelpastel)

Merry Christmas Y’all

David Archuleta -Calgary Christmas- white Stetson credit David

David Archuleta-Christmas in Calgary- David is awarded the White Stetson โค๏ธcredit David



A Wonderful Time of the Year, and a Wonderful Week It’s Been!

Tina (Rhiminee) ~ Bless her! She described this past week as a DA fan perfectly!!!

Kalei also shared a perfect message last night! 


Christmas in Calgary! 

David Archuleta-Calgary-Credit Mary Lou

David Archuleta-Calgary-Credit Mary Lou

My apologies for this post as it will be a little out of whack and order. Here towards the top of the post I’ll have the Christmas show treats from Calgary.  Security was very tight and as announced by the Emcee before the show recording and photos were prohibited (aka Archies use their best ninja skillz). ๐Ÿ˜˜

Mary Lou bravely, unselfishly, and heroically worked to capture a good amount of the audio from the show; everything shared was so wonderful!! Thank you so very much, Mary Lou. Thanks so much, too to Deb (Snowangelz) who captured a few vids as well!!!

Below you’ll find pics, clips, and vids from the concert.  [Check out more on Mary Lou’s Periscope channel HERE]

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary credit Tom Trails

Jack Singer Concert Hall – Crowd beginning to arrive for David’s show-credit @Tomtrails on IG *click*

The Jack Singer Concert Hall provided a beautiful setting ready for David to deck the halls with a wonderful dose of Christmas concert magic! Mary Lou gave a little glimpse as the venue sat ready with over 3/4 of the (2000capacity)  seats filled!

Click below to watch.

David- Calgary- John Singer Concert Hall 12-15-2017

Mary Lou shared a picture (with her dear friend Peggy) as they waited for the show to begin. Two lovely ladies! Peggy’s first “DA” concert; Merry Christmas, Peggy!!!

 Mary Lou and friend Peggy- Calgary- David show


David Had a “Blast” in Calgary! โค๏ธ

David’s Instagram Post Show Post

Calgary Christmas David's IG 2  Calgary Christmas David presented with white Stetson  Calgary Christmas David singing with white stetsen

Lovely words from David and a lovely feeling that he’ll be looking forward to heading back!

In his final words on the above post, and the tweet below, David asked “what stood out” Mary Lou responded with a very lovely set of tweets to David!<3



The Setlist for Christmas In Calgary! 

Thank you to Mary Lou and to Nancy Thornbush for this pic! What a wonderfully crafted setlist for the show. It contained nice mixture of Christmas songs-  and was sprinkled throughout with some pop and David’s new “Postcards In The Sky” music as well! It made for a wonderful balance!

Calgary Christmas setlist credit Nancythornbus

The First Noel (Partial) credit~ Mary Lou (pastel)

White Christmas in Jazzylicious swaggarific perfection credit Mary Lou


Song for a Winter’s Night

A new cover!!! Especially chosen I’d guess as it was written by Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian singer songwriter. David pays close attention to those things~ like when he chose to sing Prince’s 1999 in Minnesota. 

Though written and originally performed by Gordon Lightfoot, the song became a staple cover for Sarah McLachlan. It’s a beautiful song with lyrics that speak of missing someone on a winter’s night…of longing to be with that person again… on a snowy winter’s night. “I’d be happy just to hold your hand in mine~”

 Thinking of the lyrics as I read them brought tears to my eyes… I’m not sure if there was any connection, but the song reminded me that Mel Shore (David’s friend and keyboardist for this show) recently lost her husband and their 2nd yr anniversary would have been last night. ….”Just to be with you…” Could it have also been a gift of compassion and love for Mel last night? As I wasn’t there I have no idea, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the song David chose last night was also in honor of Mel’s late husband and the special love they shared. 

I shouldn’t think so much… nevertheless, it’s a beautiful quietly elegant song. Sometimes covering a song for the first time, though, has it’s difficulties… Memorization of the lyrics, the piano accompaniment, inflections, emotions, and the desire to please those you’re singing it for can all make it a bit nerve wracking that first time.

The first verse was gorgeous! So pretty … then when the second verse came he began to blank out on lyrics a bit; he improvised (humorously and humbly) and it’s as if the whole crowd reacted by reaching out to embrace him, to show him his efforts were appreciated and that it was ok…   It was an instance when David showed there could be lovely shining moments in the midst of  imperfection. He continued and completed the song so gracefully. Deb, thank you for capturing the audio of David’s performance. I loved it and hope to hear him sing it live one day, too. <3333


Joy To The World-Clip- IG story credit David and Kari

Invincible Clip credit~ Mary Lou

Crush – clip form Sandra! David was singing to her. ๐Ÿ™‚

Glorious snippet on IG


O Holy Night ~Auditory Bliss!!!

From the floor, her purse, or some obscure area, Mary Lou gifted, and I mean GIFTED us this exquisite encore from David. Just click, close your eyes, sink yourself into David’s voice and listen~ play-stop-repeat-play-stop-repeat… CLICK BELOW to GO!

O Holy Night ended David’s set, and Mary Lou conveyed that a standing ovation was immediate and long!  The audience remained in the Hall as a special presentation followed. You can hear a portion on Mary Lou’s O Holy Night periscope audio.

Calgary Christmas David singing with (awarded) white stetson hat credit Mary Lou

Calgary Christmas David singing with (awarded) white stetson hat

David was awarded a white Stetson hat which exemplifies a great love and respect by the Calgary community. It has been awarded to “kings queens, princes, olympic athletes, etc.” It is a great honor to receive and David is the First American Idol to be awarded one!!!

Instructions for the hat included *wearing the label (like “your underware”) to the back. Also hold it open side up so the “luck won’t spill out.” He was additionally told to to wear it so that it sits ~ 2 inches above his eyebrows.  Lastly, David had to agree to “tell the world about his time in Calgary” before putting the hat on. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you also in a big way to Deb (Snowangelz) who captured this all on camera and shared it on YT! 


Brady Bills ~ IG Post with his “Canadian Family ” in the house!

Crystlleeee on IG ! Lovely pics and a Crush snippet! *Be sure to scroll through!*

Christlleeee on IG in Calgary

Christlleeee on IG in Calgary


Best Early Birthday Present Everrr!!! ๐ŸŽซ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ (P.S. we are both December babies so hbd to us lol โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ) Thank you @davidarchie you let me fan girl and relive some of my elementary / earliest high school days. Also a big shoutout to my husband @janzenaron for buying the ticket (even though you canโ€™t come because of work) you didnโ€™t let me go to the concert alone, but instead with Mum. I love you three โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’• #davidarchuleta #davidarchuletaconcert #davidarchuletafan #lds #ldswoman #ldsgirl #ldsmormon #lighttheworld #ldslifeโ›ช๏ธ #ldschurch

A post shared by Christille Bengson Janzen (@christilleeee) on


A Few More Pics/etc 

From @Kimarchie2 on IG

David Archuleta White Stetson Hat credit KimArchie2 on IG

From @Justkanna on IG


Delayed in Montreal~ Time to Try poutine!

David Archuleta in Montreal - pastry

David Archuleta in Montreal – pastry


Plus a very festive Montreal Airport Christmas Tree!


Pre-sale for Season Pass Members begins Monday at 10am!!

Tuacahn David ARchuleta showing us the amphitheater 2015

Tuacahn David Archuleta showing us the amphitheatre 2015

Nothing like a Friday morning tweet from Tuacahn to set the fandom on FIRE!!!!! WOO HOOO!!!

Today is the last day (for present season ticket holders to renew their season pass which gives you access to the presale which begins on MOnday! you can also purchase a season pass for the upcoming season to gain early access to tickets. Awaiting Tuacahn to post details on their site re: sale time, ticket prices for the shows, and dates for the public ticket sales.

Here is the email received by (current) season ticket holders and/or those signed up for the Tuacahn mail. 


Calgary!!! Modobags and Sweet Filipino Love for DA! Tina’s going to a show tonight!!

And This is a Modobag! Watch the video here! 

 Classic “David” Calgary Car Karaoke!

Now where’s the rest of that number? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚

David Archuleta Calgary Car Karaoke Call Me Maybe



Calgary Ticket Giveaway by FamilyDough on IG!!

Head over to @familydough on IG and tag a friend in comments for a chance to win tickets to the show! What a cool idea!! CLICK BELOW ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ


David Sharing Kevin’s Talent and New Cover of “I Like Me Better”


Fun Fan Finds

Collage credit Archie_vanny

Whew~ what an AWESOME week it’s been!!! David has blessed his fans beyond measure with inspiration, humor, music, “light” and adventure! It’s a blessed season and a blessed fandom. ๐Ÿ™‚ And we still have a nw music video to look forward to! What will it be and when will we see it??? Oops~ here comes that word…S_ _N! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be back to update with a bit more later, so stay tuned and Happy Saturday!

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45 Responses to David Archuleta- Christmas in Calgary! The White Stetson Awarded! Pics, Clips, Vids, On the way to Calgary: A Montreal Delay with Poutine plus, David is Heading Back To Tuacahn!!! Modobags and Sweet Tina and Filipino Love, MLP on Instagram,

  1. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    Joanie thank you omgosh from what I can tell last night was awesome!! kind of sad no videos allowed but will survive the audios were killer!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    lol umm.. who is this ha so think David is def looking for that wife!!

    15m15 minutes ago
    MoreBecause David 2.0 ๐Ÿ˜‚


  2. GrammyJ says:

    I just made a long comment on the last post. Somehow can’t get it to copy. I guess I will just say that David was great again last night and I’m so glad the concert was so well attended. We have the music video to look forward to and I hope David stays active on social media.

  3. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! A SUPER Saturday to all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Christmas show in Calgary was EPIC! THANK YOU Joanie for capturing all the ARCHUGOODIES! ๐Ÿ™‚ David was INCREDIBLE,! The crowd was so into it! O Holy Night was BREATHTAKING as always! Always makes me teary! Just LOVE Christmas shows! โค

    ENJOY your day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. GrammyJ says:

    OMG, go see David’s latest Insta-story. He talks about how Kari wants him to grow a beard and he wonders why some fans want him to take his shirt off since he doesn’t have a six pack. He is definitely opening up. I also love how he motivates me to do good. I gotta get some clothes to the Goodwill!

    • VaBeachJudy says:

      Had me giggling! David has that perfect face and his skin is to die for, why would he cover it up?! Most men I know with beards NEED them!!! As far as the six pack, do you think he’d own up to it if he did? David can certainly motivate and not just by words! That’s what makes him so SPECIAL!

      • sydnie says:

        Exactly David has the most perfect complexion and perfect oval face shape with beautiful features which definitely shouldnโ€™t be covered! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  5. Seven7Swans says:

    Oh, Rose….you’re supposed to come here and giggle at Kari and David’s antics in toy stores.

    • GrammyJ says:

      The know you don’t enjoy it, but most of us do. That’s the enigma of David. He is a nerd and almost childlike at times in his regular life, but put him on stage and he turns into a charming, handsome fabulous entertainer with vocals that are out of this world! I have been disappointed in the past that David hasn’t gotten national TV exposure too. Who knows what the future holds?

      • GrammyJ says:

        We could all be serious all the time but what fun would that be? We could wish and complain that David isn’t with a major label with high powered management but that’s not the reality. He seems happy and is able to sing all over the world and make a living at it. It’s all good in my book.

        • sydnie says:

          Also too many creepy predators in show biz, glad David has the moral standard and good comment sense to stay away from the cesspool of degenerates & phonies especially when he was really young!
          K I know Iโ€™m being a bit harsh lol and not all are like that but David does his own thing and doing great! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  6. What a fun post Joanie, Thank you Mary Lou & Debs, also everyone that sent pics, snippets & such> Doesn’t he just look handsome in that stetson hat! What a great time of the year, love hearing David sing OHN & christmas songs!

  7. kimk says:

    wouldnโ€™t be surprised if Rose and Seven are the same people.. cranky one at that.

    to that I say rofl wth I love this David please let him stay this way!!

  8. josie says:

    OK. So..I’m kind of transfixed by the Tuacahn poster. I know that’s not what you want to hear, D. lol.

  9. kimk says:

    David’s twitter followers going up again good before it was going down.. lol not good.

    I think David is still in Calgary.. doing things for the church.


    • sydnie says:

      Ooh thatโ€™s great, he mustโ€™ve sang that lovely โ€œthe moon represents my heartโ€ song! I love it when he sings in a foreign language, Iโ€™m waiting for a french song! ๐Ÿ˜

  10. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Good Morning Everyone!
    Stopping by to wish y’all a Wonderful Sunday! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Gosh, what a fun week in Archuletaville ๐Ÿ˜€

    Last year, I won a free stay at a hotel, deluxe room, for a prize at work.
    We had our Holiday party at the same hotel on Friday, so I used the
    prize, Friday night. Beautiful room, ordered room service, it was fun.

    Gotta go, lots to do, will check in later. Take Care All! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. sydnie says:

    Hello everyone! Joanie thank you very much for the great post!

    I checked out the Austin show in April looks like you can get dinner with the show and there are two shows on of the same night at 7 pm & 9pm!!
    Most of the good seats in the center are gone already so I better make up my mind soon yikes! Anyone thinking of going to Austin? Maybe Iโ€™ll go to woodland instead, wonโ€™t be able to do both tho!

  13. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! A MAGNIFICENT Monday to all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nana patrol! Running late this morning! ENJOY your day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. kimk says:

    good morning folks!!

    this is wonderful.. David is wonderful.. lol the cute kids are wonderful!

    5h5 hours ago
    Sometimes David Archuleta is a surprise guest at your church’s Chinese branch Christmas dinner and just busts out a song in perfect Mandarin. Because he’s a musical superhero, that’s why. https://www.facebook.com/ivea.mark/videos/10155421953214412/ โ€ฆ

  15. kimk says:

    good morning folks!!

    this is wonderful.. David is wonderful.. lol the cute kids are wonderful!

    5h5 hours ago
    Sometimes David Archuleta is a surprise guest at your church’s Chinese branch Christmas dinner and just busts out a song in perfect Mandarin. Because he’s a musical superhero, that’s why. https://www.facebook.com/ivea.mark/videos/10155421953214412/ โ€ฆ

  16. kimk says:

    lol double post FTW!!

    that gave me chills have a great y’all helping my sister wrap today poor thing has Parkinsons simple things we might take for granted don’t come easy for her plus going shopping a wee bit it is only one week until Christmas!!!!

    • GrammyJ says:

      You’re being a good sister, Kimk. Loved the vid of David singing in mandarin with the little kids behind him. He can sing with any distraction and still have a magnificent performance. Wonder when we will hear from him and I especially wonder when the music video will come out. Have a great Monday everyone!

  17. GrammyJ says:

    David posted today on Instagram complete with his Calgary cowboy hat. He stated that Calgary was his last show of 2017 so he will be on break. But he then added that a lot is coming in 2018 so he will need to be planning for that. There will be more shows, international shows, more music and they are planning new merchandise. He asked us what we would like for new merch. There are already some good suggestions on twitter. Let David know what you want!

  18. kimk says:

    new jammie pants.. have his plaid ones from way back plaid heavy bit scratchy light ones maybe?
    calendar with new David pics for each month ๐Ÿ˜‰
    David bags.. like the ones you get for carrying things around
    star jewelry
    postcards journal note paper

    • missbianca says:

      I miss Jen Barry’s calendars. I can do the assembly part but don’t have any high res photos suitable for being in a calendar. If anyone here does (cough *joanie* cough) or knows someone I should ask, maybe we can work something out.

  19. kimk says:

    David Archuleta bids Good Bye to Calgary and gives a wonderful recap of 2017 ! Looks ahead to 2018!


  20. kimk says:

    this just popped up beautiful!! know it isn’t David but still just glorious!!

    Ed Sheeran – Perfect Symphony (with Andrea Bocelli)


  21. kimk says:

    kind of lame the only Christmas concert David did videos pics were outlawed. ๐Ÿ™

  22. kimk says:

    I don’t count the #lighttheworld one not that it was bad just that there were other artists

  23. kimk says:

    think David is happy.. bodes well for us. might not be that silent or for at least all that long. ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! A TERRIFIC Tuesday to all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. kimk says:

    good morning folks lots of great ideas.. new thread!!

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