12/24/2013 04:33 pm ET Updated Feb 23, 2014

'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas': A Video Love Letter to New York City at Christmas

Last week, I decided to go out into the city during the snow storm and pretend I was a tourist. I went to all the places tourists go: Rockefeller Center to see the tree, Central Park when the new snow fell on the Bethesda Fountain angel. There was a man there from South America it was only the second time he'd ever seen snow.

When I got to Rockefeller Center ice rink, there was a couple in the middle of the empty rink, I realized he was proposing to her. The whole day, the light show at Saks Fifth Avenue and Grand Central Station, Tiffany's, St Regis, the Maxfield Parrish at the Ol King Cole Bar...

The day was so intoxicating, the city I love so all dressed up for Christmas -- well, there's just no place like it in the world. And the best news, it was absolutely free.

And then I remembered my friend Kenny Vance's beautiful version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," one of my favorite songs and there you have it, my great Christmas Video Caper was complete.