[Download] Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada Deux

As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, Oh! Canada has been looking back over 2010. We hope that through this years interviews, mixes and reviews we have introduced you to some of best new music Canada has to offer, and that we have helped you to discover some new favourites. We will be looking back on 2010 and looking forward to 2011 with a handful of Canadian artists and writers in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, to get you in the festive spirit we are proud to present Ho Ho Ho Canada Deux!

A follow up to last years Ho Ho Ho Canada, Ho Ho Canada Deux hopes to provide an antidote to hearing the same old Christmas tunes year after year.

The compilation includes new compositions, covers, traditional songs (including one in Norwegian), the occasional curse word (you have been warned), and sleigh bells and festive cheer aplenty. We’d like to thank all of the artists involved for their time and effort in putting this together-please be sure to click on their names to find out more about them and find out what they are up to in the next few months. The artwork was created by Jon Janes using an image of Clear Creek, Yukon by Michael Edwards.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada Deux
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1. By Divine Right: ‘Mall Santa’*
2. Paper Lions: ‘Jingle Bells’
3. The Mountains and The Trees: ‘My Favourite Sweater (Happy Holidays)’ *
4. Great Lake Swimmers: ‘Gonna Make It Through The Year’
5. Ox: ‘Xmas In the Jailhouse’
6. Baby Eagle: ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully’ *
7. Boxer The Horse: ‘Material Xmas’
8. Sean Nicholas Savage: ‘Snowflake’
9. The Russian Futurists: ’100 Shopping Days Till Christmas’
10. Kashka (Kat Burns of Forest City Lovers): ‘Picture Books In Winter’ *
11. Hooded Fang: ‘Tundra Nights’ *
12. Teen Daze: ‘Medley In D (Holy Holy Holy/ Christmas at Sea/ Goodnight, Sleep Tight)’ *

*= recorded specially for Ho Ho Ho Canada Deux

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. Thank-you.

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