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Freshpet's Sandy is one of the key members of our Operations Team. Whenever a Freshpet fridge is having problems at one of your local stores, or when we are getting ready for new Freshpet fridges in a location near you, it's Sandy and the rest of the Operations Team that make sure the fridge is up and running properly so your furball gets the recipes that he or she loves. We asked Sandy which holiday songs were her favorites, and each one that she listed reminded her of the Italian-style Christmas's that she grew up with. But no song got her in the holiday spirit like Dominick the Donkey, the playful song about the Italian Christmas donkey. When asked, Sandy said, "I love this song because it reminds me of my Italian family, but also New York, which is where I grew up. They play it on Z100, my favorite radio station, all the time and so it's become my favorite holiday tune!"
Genevieve is head of our Consumer Affairs department and one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. As she puts it, one of her favorite parts about her job is speaking to all of the Freshpet parents who use our products and hearing the amazing stories about how they're pups and kitties love to eat Freshpet. Equally as touching as the stories that she hears over the phone are the reasons behind her Freshpet Holiday Playlist picks. When we asked Genevieve which one of her recommendations was her favorite, she immediately pointed to Neil Diamond's You Make It Feel Like Christmas. Not only is Neil Gen's favorite artist, but the song reminds her of her husband, Rich, and how living with him "makes life wonderful and that with him, it feels like everyday is Christmas." Aw, see what we mean!?
Reed is a member of the Freshpet Digital Marketing team and one of the newest to the Freshpet family. You may have messaged back and forth with him on our Facebook page, as he helps to answer your pet parent questions and loves to learn more about your furballs at home. You may have seen him on some of Freshpet's Intern Eats videos too, showing pet parents just how fresh and all natural the Freshpet ingredients really are! When we asked Reed which songs he would add to the Freshpet Holiday Playlist, he thought N Sync's Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays would be a great addition because of all of the times he heard it in college. "My roommate in college loved this song, and while it may have been a joke at first, it's really grown on me over the years!" says Reed. If you were to ever stop by the office for a visit, you might even see him dancing to this song, too ;)
Finally, we have one of Freshpet's favorites: Donna. Donna helps keep everyone and everything organized around the office, and is the Executive Assistant to the Freshpet CEO. But Donna does much more around the office, including event planning and scheduling, to help keep the company on track and everyone happy. When we asked Donna about her favorite holiday songs, she pointed to her Puerto Rican heritage. "Feliz Navidad is definitely my favorite," says Donna, "not only because it brings me back to my roots, but also because it was the first song that I danced to with my Dad." What an amazing memory!
We hope you enjoy our first-ever Freshpet Holiday Playlist and the fun memories as to why these songs are some of our favorites. From our Freshpet family to yours, Happy Holidays and thanks so much for all of your support!