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Lisa Layne is one of the most-searched terms on our website, and it’s been that way for years.

Layne is a singer from Oak Cliff; she grew up near Westmoreland and Kiest. While she’s had a long career in entertainment, it’s safe to say she’s most famous for the now-classic Christmas song she originated, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Here’s how that happened, as told in the November 2010 Advocate.

In 1986, she answered a newspaper ad from Vince Vance and the Valiants, ‘who were looking for three female singers to sing the three-girl group songs,’ she says. It turned out to be an event that changed her life.

During her five-year tenure with the band, Layne attracted quite a bit of attention for her mature voice with its heat-filled sound, a perfect fit for Vance’s vision of recording the now-Christmas-classic.

Layne also is a Patsy Cline impersonator and for years toured with a Patsy Cline show. She also sells jewelry on her website, and she put out an album of country songs in 2015.

You’ll want to watch the original 1993 video for Layne’s Christmas hit and then emulate some of those hairstyles and outfits: