Christmas Shoppin' at the General Store
Christmas: a time for tradition, family and - - a bunch of new songs? Yes sir and yes m'am, that's what you'll find on Christmas Shoppin' At The General Store. When did you last purchase a Christmas CD that wasn't just "business as usual"? Six original songs are featured, including the title cut (by David H. Schroeder) which harkens back to a time when holiday shopping on the Internet sounded like science fiction. Schroeder also penned a take on Handel, "While This Cowboy Watched His Stock By Night". Theresa Chedoen contributes two songs: "Cowgirl's Christmas" (a tale of peace and solitude) and "Stable Song" (evoking the rustic nature of the Nativity). Susan Matley recalls the woes of outgrowing a favorite pair of cowgirl boots in "The Cowgirl Who Lost Her Jingle" and celebrates a time of quiet and plenty in "Winter Waltz". Bruce Matley lends original poetry to traditional favorite "Silent Night". The estate of cowboy poetry master S. Omar Barker granted kind permission to include Barker's poem "Three Wise Men" in this project. The CD is topped off with holiday favorites "White Christmas", "Away In A Manger" and poem "The Night Before Christmas". A great new approach that will stuff a stocking perfectly!