New Christmas Tunes

by Various Artists

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New Christmas Tunes is a brand new album featuring 12 original Christmas songs that are written and performed by over twenty talented independent North American musicians.

New Christmas Tunes is a heartfelt passion project to celebrate Christmas and help raise money and awareness for Kids Help Phone (www.kidshelpphone.ca)

$1 from every CD purchase or album download will be donated to Kids Help Phone.

Covering a variety of musical styles and influences, New Christmas Tunes has something for every member of the family.

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released November 24, 2016

01. Christmas Train (Written by Neil MacNaughton, 2016)
Personnel: Ginger St James - lead vocals; Gary White - lead guitar; Neil MacNaughton - acoustic guitar, harmonica, train whistle; Andrew Ttg - bass; Scott Apted - drums

02. The Camels In The Desert (Written by Neil MacNaughton, 2016)
Personnel: Paul Dante - lead vocals, bass; Daniel Wilson - keyboard; Neil MacNaughton - acoustic guitar; Mike Branton - lead guitar; Luke Dante - drums; Leslie Hudson - background vocals; Charlie Jacklin - background vocals; Kris Womack - background vocals.

03. Christmas Cheer (Written by Luke Dante, 2016)
Personnel: Luke Dante - lead vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums; Dyanna Prisk - duet vocal; Neil MacNaughton - trumpet, trombone

04. Old School Christmas (Written by Daniel Wilson, 2016)
Personnel: Daniel Wilson - lead vocals, keyboard; John Cooperider - bass, drums; David Clarence MacLean - violin; Leslie Hudson - background vocals

05. Toboggan (Written by Luke Dante, 2016)
Personnel: Katie Minnis - lead vocal; Luke Dante - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums; Neil MacNaughton - trumpet, trombone; Dyanna Prisk - background vocals

06. A Candle In The Window (Written By Neil MacNaughton, 2016)
Personnel: Ashley Beattie - lead male vocal, keyboard;Leslie Hudson - background vocals, David Clarence MacLean - strings; John Cooperider - bass, drums

07. Have A Merry, Merry Christmas This Year (Written by Neil MacNaughton, 2016)
Personnel: Maggie May - lead vocals, background vocals; Neil MacNaughton - acoustic guitar, bass, background vocals; Daniel Wilson - keyboards; Dave Toms - drums; Leslie Hudson - background vocals; Megan Boni - background vocals

08. Evergreen (Written by Leslie Hudson, 2016)
Personnel: Leslie Hudson - lead vocals, background vocals, keyboards; John Cooperider - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums; David Clarence MacLean - strings

09. It Must Be Christmas (Written By Neil MacNaughton, 2016)
Personnel: Kris Womack - lead vocals; Mike Branton - lead guitar; Neil MacNaughton - acoustic guitar; Daniel Wilson - keyboards; Luke Dante - bass, drums

10. La Flor De Nochebuena (Written By Neil MacNaughton, 2016)
Personnel: Megan Boni - lead vocals; Ricky Joe Vella - Spanish guitar; Luke Dante - accordion; Neil MacNaughton - trumpet, bass

11. Light Of A Star (Written by Charlie Jacklin & Steven Jacklin, 2003)
Personnel: Charlie Jacklin, lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar; Leslie Hudson - keyboard, background vocals; John Cooperider - lead guitar, bass, drums; Neil MacNaughton - background vocals

12. Merry Christmas To The World (Written By Neil MacNaughton, 2016)
Personnel: Neil MacNaughton - lead vocals, backup vocals, acoustic guitar, bass; Gary White - lead guitar; Luke Dante - drums; Leslie Hudson - keyboard, background vocals; Charlie Jacklin - background vocals.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Charlie Jacklin

Additional engineering by Cadillac Bill (Track 1); Chris Snow (Track 1, 7, 12); John Cooperider (Track 4, 6, 8, 11); Luke Dante (Track 3, 5, 9)

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Track Name: Ginger St. James - Christmas Train
CHRISTMAS TRAIN (Neil MacNaughton)

The Christmas train is coming on down the line
The Christmas train is running and it’s right on time
The Christmas train is chugging ‘cause it’s that time of year
And Santa’s the conductor and the engineer!

Whoo Whoo! Hear the whistle blowing
Whoo Whoo! Don’t you know it’s snowing?
Whoo Whoo! Santa’s coming ‘round again
Full speed ahead on the Christmas Train!

The Christmas train is trav’lling all around this land
Through the mountains and the prairies to the ocean sand
The Christmas train is ready for each boy and each girl
All across the nations and around the world!

Whoo Whoo! Hear the whistle blowing
Whoo Whoo! Don’t you know it’s snowing?
Whoo Whoo! Santa’s coming ‘round again
Full speed ahead on the Christmas Train!

The Christmas train is pulling into every town
The Christmas train is full of toys to pass around
The Christmas train is coming so you’d better be good
‘Cause you don’t want this train to skip your neighbourhood!
Track Name: Paul Dante - The Camels in the Desert
THE CAMELS IN THE DESERT (Neil MacNaughton)

The camels in the desert, the camels with the kings
The kings with the wisdom of the stars and things
They were searching through the heavens
They were searching for the birth
The birth that brought us Christmas all over the earth

Hallelu... Hallelu... Hallelujah, Merry Christmas, Amen!

Three wise men from the Orient were watching the skies
When a twinkle in the west caught them by surprise
They wondered ‘bout the mystery of this phenomenon
But it was easy to see something big was going on with...

The camels in the desert, the camels with the kings
The kings with the wisdom of the stars and things
They were searching through the heavens
They were searching for the birth
The birth that brought us Christmas all over the earth

Hallelu... Hallelu... Hallelujah, Merry Christmas, Amen!

They packed up their belongings and they headed west
‘Cause that’s the direction that the star said was best
They brought their special treasures for the child to be born
And they scheduled their travels to arrive on Christmas morn...

The camels in the desert, the camels with the kings
The kings with the wisdom of the stars and things
They were searching through the heavens
They were searching for the birth
The birth that brought us Christmas all over the earth

Hallelu... Hallelu... Hallelujah, Merry Christmas, Amen!

The caravan of camels and the star, bright and sure
Brought the wise men with their gold, frankincense and myrrh
The family in the manger in the heart of Bethlehem
They rejoiced and thanked the Lord that they had finally found them on...

The camels in the desert, the camels with the kings
The kings with the wisdom of the stars and things
They were searching through the heavens
They were searching for the birth
The birth that brought us Christmas all over the earth

Hallelu... Hallelu... Hallelujah, Merry Christmas, Amen!
Hallelu... Hallelu... Hallelujah, Merry Christmas, Amen!
Track Name: Luke Dante and Dyanna Prisk - Christmas Cheer
CHRISTMAS CHEER (Luke Dante)

The family is singing!
The good tides that they're bringing mean that...

It's Christmas Eve already, I just cannot believe
That it's Christmas tomorrow then it's New Year's Eve
I haven't done my shopping, but I got a little something for you
Won't you hang my stocking by the fireplace, too?

Christmas is finally here
And I can feel that Christmas cheer!

If Santa Claus is coming then we better be good girls and boys
Or all we'll get is an old lump of coal 'cause all the good kids get toys
It's Christmas all around me, I can feel it in the air
Decorations, children laughing, happy faces everywhere
The air is cool and crisp, there's a blanket of snow on the ground
The marching band parade plays a jolly old sound

Christmas is finally here
And I can feel that Christmas cheer!

I don't want no presents underneath the tree tonight
I just want to sit by the fire with you holding me tight
The family is gathering together for the festivities
The smell of good food and cheers fill the air
There's tinsel and lights and a great big star on the tree
Singing a Christmas carol without a care

Christmas is finally here
And I can feel that Christmas cheer!
Track Name: Daniel Wilson - Old School Christmas
OLD SCHOOL CHRISTMAS (Daniel Wilson, 2016)

Snow is falling in the shoebox in my mind
These faded pictures always leave me smilin'
Dog-eared Polaroids bring memories to life
Ghosts stare back from sepia, moments locked in time

I want that old school Christmas
The way things used to be
Grandma's warm plum pudding
To sit on Santa's knee
A rotary-dial telephone, a black and white TV
The sound of Daddy's laughter while he's cuttin' down the tree

There's a table set for twenty and the glow of candlelight
I hear the little drummer boy drifting through the night
Beyond the roaring fire and fixin's on the stove
Is a little piece of yesterday that only my heart knows

I want that old school Christmas
The way things used to be
Grandma's warm plum pudding
To sit on Santa's knee
A rotary-dial telephone, a black and white TV
The sound of Daddy's laughter while he's cuttin' down the tree

There's something to be said for that simple life we led
I'll take your pen and paper, you can have my Internet
And on those cold winter nights, when I'm curled up by the fire,
I’ll remember...

That old school Christmas
The way things used to be
Grandma's warm plum pudding
To sit on Santa's knee
A rotary-dial telephone, a black and white TV
The sound of Daddy's laughter while he's cuttin' down the tree

I want that old school Christmas
The way things used to be
Grandma's warm plum pudding
To sit on Santa's knee
A rotary-dial telephone, a black and white TV
The sound of Daddy's laughter while he's cuttin' down the tree
Track Name: Katie Minnis - Toboggan
TOBOGGAN (Luke Dante)

I woke up this morning and outside it's snowing, it seems
A wonderland just like my most beautiful dreams!
I put on my boots and my jacket and I walked outside
And I took out my new toboggan to go for a sleigh ride

I hope I toboggan, I hope I toboggan
I hope I toboggan with you!

I push my toboggan down streets and I walk through the beautiful snow
But if I see you on the sleigh hill, I don't know
I saw you last winter. We left as you smiled at me
And now I'm sledding again through this wonderful snow with glee

I hope I toboggan, I hope I toboggan
I hope I toboggan with you!

Down the hill, we all slide like a roller coaster ride in the cold
A day of happy sledding for the whole family, young and old
I see you on your toboggan and bobbing your head to a song
So we'll just smile and laugh as we sled together all day long!

I hope I toboggan, I hope I toboggan
I hope I toboggan with you!

The sun is setting. It's getting so late. Now, it's time to go home
But I don't want to spend Christmas without you. I'll feel so alone
He gave me one goodnight kiss and that feeling of bliss made me smile
So, tomorrow, we'll meet on the street to go toboggan a while

I hope I toboggan, I hope I toboggan
I hope I toboggan with you!
Track Name: Ashley Beattie - A Candle in the Window
A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW (Neil MacNaughton)

Save a place by the fire
‘Cause, girl, I’m coming home soon
I am driving down the highway
I’m following the moon
I’ve been gone for so long
It’s lonely on the road
This highway stretches out for mile after mile
And, oh, it’s getting cold!

So put a candle in the window this Christmas for me
No matter how far I roam
Just put a candle in the window this Christmas for me
And show me the way back home!

Save a moment in the evening
I need you in my arms tonight
I need your warmth to help me through
These cold December nights
‘Cause I know I’ve been on the road so long
And I hate when we’re apart
I can’t wait to get back home to you
And hold you in my arms

So put a candle in the window this Christmas for me
No matter how far I roam
Just put a candle in the window this Christmas for me
And show me the way back home!

So save a place by the fire for me (I’ll be there) on Christmas Day
(I'll save a place by the fire for you)
So save a place by the fire for me with you
On Christmas Day.
Track Name: Maggie May - Have A Merry, Merry Christmas This Year
HAVE A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR(Neil MacNaughton)

Have a merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas this year

The kids are in the yard, they’re throwing snowballs and they’re giggling with glee
You’re with me in the house, we’re making cocoa and we’re trimming the tree
The stockings by the fireplace are waiting there for Santa to fill
The family’s ready for this Christmas holiday of peace and goodwill

Every year it’s a tradition
To get together on Christmas Day
To spread good will is our yearly mission
And here’s a wish to send your way:

Have a merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas this year

Grandpa’s in the playroom drinking eggnog and he’s watching TV
Grandma’s with her newest baby grandson and she’s proud as can be
The aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and the folks from next door
Will all be gathered ‘round the table as we celebrate the season once more!

Every year it’s a tradition
To get together on Christmas Day
To spread good will is our yearly mission
And here’s a wish to send your way:

Have a merry, merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas this year
Track Name: Leslie Hudson - Evergreen
EVERGREEN (Leslie Hudson)

Go to sleep and dream of the fire on the grate
Of the twist and turn of fate
On the sill outside is a gathering of snow
As the winds of winter blow

When the sun begins to set don't forget:

There's a flame in your heart
Just as warm as it was at the start
And the glow of that scene still remains
In the arms of an evergreen

As a child you know that the world goes spinning 'round
And your feet are on the ground
But it fades with age
And you start to lose the thread in the labyrinth in your head

When the light begins to grey don't dismay

There's a flame in your heart
Just as warm as it was at the start
And the glow of that scene still remains
In the arms of an evergreen

Life and breath are ebb and flow
People come and people go
Memory holds the magic of the moments that we love

There's a flame in your heart
Just as warm as it was at the start
And the glow of that scene still remains, still remains

There's a flame in your heart
Just as warm as it was at the start
There's a flame in your heart
Just as warm, just as warm
And the glow of that scene
Oh the glow, oh the glow of that scene still remains
In the arms of an evergreen
Track Name: Kris Womack - It Must Be Christmas
IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS (Neil MacNaughton)

Well, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause everybody’s putting up a tree
And you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause everybody’s smiling happily
Well, you know it must be Christmas
But it ain’t no holiday for me

Well, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause the girls are standing ‘neath the mistletoe, mhmm
Oh, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause every lawn has got a man who’s made of snow
Well, you know it must be Christmas
So it’s time to shop for gifts and blow some dough

Well, I ain’t got no credit
And I ain’t got no cash
Ain’t got no debit
And I ain’t got no stash
Well it’s Christmas time, for sure
And I don’t know what I’m a gonna do
I’ve got to make a Christmas wish
And hope that my man, Santa Claus, will come through

C’mon Santa
Land those reindeer on my rooftop

Well, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause everybody’s hanging up their lights
Oh, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause everybody’s putting off their fights
Well, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause my cash-flow’s getting real tight

Well, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause the choirs are singing carols in the street
Oh, you know it must be Christmas
‘Cause all them fancy decorations can’t be beat
Well, you know it must be Christmas
And this Christmas shopping nightmare has me in defeat, baby

Well, I ain’t got no credit
And I ain’t got no cash
Ain’t got no debit
And I ain’t got no stash
Well it’s Christmas time, for sure
And I don’t know what I’m a gonna do
I’ve got to make a Christmas wish
And hope that my man, Santa Claus, will come through

I got to make a Christmas wish
And hope that my man, Santa Claus, will come down the chimney for you
Track Name: Megan Boni - La Flor De Nochebuena
LA FLOR DE NOCHEBUENA (N. MacNaughton)

There was a senorita
Long, long ago
Her name was Pepita
And she lived in Mexico
On Christmas Eve she followed
The procession to her church
But she stopped at the door
For she had no gift for the Lord

Her friend saw she was crying
And asked, where was her smile?
Pepita said to Pedro,
I have nothing for the child!
He told her not worry
That Jesus would be pleased
It’s a gift from her heart
That God will surely find worthwhile

The young girl gathered weeds
From the edges of the road
And brought them to the altar
It was all she had to show
But the crowd was filled with wonder
When the weeds turned scarlet red, they said:
La flor de nochebuena es un milagro de Dios!
Her weeds became a poinsettia, a miracle of God!
La flor de nochebuena es un milagro de Dios!
Track Name: Charlie Jacklin - Light of A Star
LIGHT OF A STAR (Charlie Jacklin & Steven Jacklin)

You've heard about the hollies and jollies
You've heard about the mistles and toes
You've heard about the yuletide follies
24 Karats and 5 golden rings
Making long lists of your favourite things

You've heard about the prancers and dancers
You've heard about the likes of Scrooge.
You've heard about the cash advancers
But let me tell you how it is from someone who knows:
Let me tell you how it is from someone who glows

Just like an everlasting story
It came upon a midnight clear
An angel shone in all its glory
The light of a star that shone down on me

Shining on me

Sing loudly the joy of giving
Embrace the holy Christmas time
Seek love in the gift of living
And the light of a star will shine down on you

Shining on you
Track Name: Neil MacNaughton - Merry Christmas To The World
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE WORLD (Neil MacNaughton)

When the world is full of shadows
When the world is cold and dark
When the world is full of sorrow
It’s time to find a little spark
When the world is waging warfare
When the world is torn apart
When the world is lost in evil
It’s time to open up your heart
When the world is lurching backward
It's time to turn the world around
It’s time to share a word of kindness
It’s time to share this simple friendly sound:

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
May the season fill your heart and wipe your tear
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
May the season bring you peace and Christmas cheer!

Feliz Navidad! Prospero Año Nuevo!
Meilleur Voeux pour Noël et le nouvel an!
Buon Natale! Merii Kurisumasu!
Feliz Natal! God Yul och Got Nytt Orr!
Frohliche Weihnachten! Chuc Mung Giang Sinh!
S Razhdestvom Christorum! Veselé Vànoce!
Sretan Bozic! Kala Christougena!
Mele Kalikimaka! Chag Sameach!
Sheng Dan Kuai Le! E'ed Meelad Sae'ed!
Cristmas-e-shoma Mobarak Bashad!
Mutlu Noeller! Heri Yaa Krisimasi!
Vrolijk Kersfeest! Suksan Wan Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
This wish is meant for you in every language
Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!
May the season’s peace be with you, always

Merry Christmas, everyone!