It truly is going to be a ‘happy holidays’ for five-year-old Walker, whose parents are Hollywood big-timers Idina Mendez and Taye Diggs. This year, he’ll be celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah, in honor of both his parents.
Although Idina is Jewish, this year she released her first Christmas album: Holiday Wishes. The broadway star, perhaps best known at the moment for voicing Elsa in the smash-hit Frozen, told ABC News Radio, “I think Jewish people appreciate Christmas music more than people that celebrate Christmas. We don’t get to sing it! We’re not allowed to celebrate it when we’re younger and we feel left out all the time.”
Idina added: “Now I have a little boy who’s five years old and he will be celebrating Christmas as well and Hanukkah, but Christmas,” she says. “And so I’m getting this opportunity to sort of re-write my experience of the holiday season.”
Meanwhile, her hit song “Let It Go” is still the most likely song to be playing in the homes of families across the nation this Christmas. Not that Walker is impressed, at all. “[Walker] couldn’t care less honestly,” the singer admitted. Still, Idina is sure that will change one day. “It’s very special, especially when having a child, even though he doesn’t care about it right now, one day he will.” Until then, she appreciates the positive message of embracing your inner strength is resonating among so Frozen fans.