It is with great pleasure that we present the fourth edition of our Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada compilation. We put Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada together as a celebration of some of our favourite Canadian artists, inviting them to contribute or record a seasonal song as an antidote to the same 8-10 songs that you hear everywhere you turn from mid-November onwards. Proudly rising to the challenge, the result has a mixture of new original tracks, traditional songs and carols, some er, unusual cover versions and seasonal rarities. A huge thanks to everyone involved in making this years compilation possible. Please show your support by clicking on the links and finding out more about each artist.
This years cover image is a photo taken from a street mural in the Mile End of Montreal during our visit to Pop Montreal earlier this year, with a little bit of extra work from Mr. Jon Janes.
All of these songs have been given free for your listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy them and have a fantastic festive season. At this time of year especially there are hundreds of good causes all seeking your help-we hope that, in keeping with the spirit of giving, if you enjoy this compilation you might consider giving a donation to one of them.
Download Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada 4 here.
1. Maylee Todd – I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You *
2. The Barr Brothers – Dear Mrs. Claus
3. The Meek – Cricket Carols *
4. Kathryn Calder – Little Ones *
5. The Wilderness of Manitoba – River *
6. Doug Paisley – Winter Days
7. Lindi Ortega – Christmas Eve With You
8. Neil Haverty – The Snow It Melts The Soonest *
9. The Acorn – Pigeon Toes
10. Kashka – Empty Sleigh (Where’s Rudolph?) *
11. Carnival Moon – Wexford Carol *
12. Steve Fifield – Bootlegger Christmas
13. Minotaurs – Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day *
14. Digits – Cold White Christmas (featuring Leslie Davies) *
15. The Magic – If It Lasts ‘Till Then *
16. Freelove Fenner – The Snow Miser Song *
17. Del Bel – Christmas In Prison *
18. Hey Rosetta! – Carry Me Home
19. In- Flight Safety - Last Christmas (w/ Carmen Townsend)*
20. The Tom Fun Orchestra - Christmas Dinner On A Coleman Stove
21. Wintersleep – Little Drummer Boy
* = Recorded specially for this years compilation
We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has given time to Oh! Canada over the year(s) and helped us to bring you the best in new Canadian music.
We would also like to point you in the direction of Jim Bryson, who has included his version of Silent Night from Ho Ho Ho Canada III as the bonus track on his new ‘Instant Holiday Album’. All the other tracks were recorded in one day in Ottawa. Proceeds go to two Ottawa charities.
We will continue to bring you the best Canada has to offer in 2013 – starting with a bumper edition of Oh! Canada in the first week of January.And of course, have a very merry Christmas everyone.