What is Christmas ©1994 Grant Schwarz

I was asked to write a song for a Christmas Carols event but it didn’t end up being much of a ‘carol’. I was working in retail the time and was sick of the commercialism of Christmas and how so many people are naive to the truth about Christmas. ‘Christmas is about presents; turkey; relatives; good cheer; etc, etc’ – all those shallow sentiments are all I saw and heard.

If we lost all of our comforts and possessions – only the ‘true’ meaning of Christmas can remain. Nothing can take that away.

I sequenced the music on a Yamaha QY300 and the drums through an Alesis SR-16. The guitar 
tracks & vocals were added in the studio (in 2000), with 10 other songs in chaotic couple of days of budget studio time.

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