It's Christmas Time

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This is my first and (so far) only Christmas song. I love Christmas and there's a lot of pressure when writing a song about something so huge and important to so many people. I think sometimes Christmas can be seen as kind of a paradox, the holy celebration of the birth of the Christ combined with the most consumer-centric holiday in our culture. I think it's possible to honor the tradition of Christmas and still enjoy giving and receiving gifts.

I tried to give a little bit of time to all the aspects of Christmas that I love in this song, the changing of the weather, the decorations, family and friends, presents, and remembering what the holiday is really about, the greatest gift of all :)

I hope you enjoy my simple song, thanks for listening!

lyrics

I see the sunsets are comin' early these days
And I feel a chill in the sun's waning rays
I hear a sonnet of goodness and peace
And I see the glow of the lights down the street

So warm and so sweet
Oh darlin', sing it with me

Oh whoa-oh whoa-oh, it's Christmas time
Oh whoa-oh whoa-oh, it's Christmas time

We'll hang lights 'round the window to ward off the gloom
And we'll move a tree into our living room
Beneath we'll put presents, we'll pile them up
They're just empty boxes, but we'll fill them up

Don't matter with what
So long as they're given with love

Oh whoa-oh whoa-oh, it's Christmas time
Oh whoa-oh whoa-oh, it's Christmas time

credits

from It's Christmas Time, released December 1, 2011
Music & Lyrics by Loren Radis
Percussion by Matt Schmitz

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Loren Radis San Luis Obispo, California

Loren Radis is 30-ish and married his best friend in 2010. He's thankful to have the opportunity to make music in his spare time. It's something he's always been passionate about and he tries to be as honest as possible in his songwriting. He hopes you hear something you like and thanks you for listening.

"a gifted and engaging songwriter" - Glen Starkey

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