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This Is Our Christmas Album [edit]
by Switchfoot | Genre: Other | Release Date: November 04, 2022
 




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01. California Christmas
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02. Looking For Christmas
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03. Christmas Time Is Here
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04. Scrappy Little Christmas Tree
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05. Silent Night / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
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06. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
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07. Midlife Christmas
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08. Interlude (Everybody Knows A Turkey)
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09. The Christmas Song
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10. New Year's Day
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11. O Little Town of Bethlehem
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12. Hometown Christmas (feat. NeedToBreathe & Judah.)
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Switchfoot's Melancholy Christmas | Posted November 04, 2022
this is our Christmas album is Switchfoot’s first Christmas release. The digital release of the album includes five holiday classics and six new original Christmas songs. I found the album somewhat disappointing in that some of the new songs are rather somber, lyrically and musically. I agree with a reviewer who said that an alternate title could have been "this is our melancholy Christmas album". In addition, the covers of the Christmas standards lacked creativity and energy.
Here are a few comments about each song:
California Christmas – This was the first song released from the album, and the best song on the project. It was written by Jon Foreman and Tim Foreman. This song is about a California Christmas where there are twinkling lights on the fake palm trees. The song features Beach Boys like vocals, keys, drums, bass, and guitar.
Key lyric:   
Ring the Christmas bell down at the Hotel Del
And I'll be wishing you a California, California Christmas  
Looking For Christmas – This new original is a slower paced and rather somber – both lyrically and musically. The song features guitar, bass, keys, and backing vocals. He’s looking for something more real, more than just a feel at Christmas.
Key lyric:
I’m still looking for Christmas
Tell me what Christmas means
Tell me what’s the worth
Singing peace on earth
When there’s war on the TV screen?
Christmas Time Is Here – This song, from the Charlie Brown Christmas program and album, was written by Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson. The song drags a bit, featuring guitar, bass, keys, drums and a brief guitar solo.    
Scrappy Little Christmas Tree – This short new original rocker, about a scrappy three-foot-tall Christmas tree, features guitar, drums, bass, and a guitar solo.
Silent Night/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – “Silent Night” was written by Joseph Mohr and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” was written by Edmund H. Sears. The medley features keys, bass, drums, backing vocals and a guitar solo.    
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day – This song was written by Henry W. Longfellow. The song features guitar, backing vocals, bass, keys and drums.  
Midlife Christmas – This slow new original has a similar theme to “Looking for Christmas”. The song features guitar, bass, drums and backing vocals.
Key lyric:
And the puzzle piece that’s missing
Is the innocence I’ve grown
Welcome to my midlife Christmas
The Christmas Song – This song was written by Robert Wells and Mel Torme. The song features guitar, drums, and bass.   
New Year’s Day – This song was written by Jon Foreman. It was first released via social media in 2015 as a song of hope in response to terrorist attacks in Paris. The song features guitar, drums, bass, keys, and backing vocals.  
Key lyric:
I think we’re gonna make it after all
O Little Town Of Bethlehem – This song was written by Phillips Brooks. The song features keys, guitar, bass, drums, and a keyboard solo.  
Hometown Christmas - This upbeat song, included on the digital release, was released as a single for Christmas 2021 and features NEEDTOBREATHE and JUDAH. The song was written by Jon Foreman, Bear Rinehart and Judah Akers. The song features, guitar, backing vocals, drums, and bass. The song features a sample of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn.     
Key lyrics:
'Cause you're not alone when
Those porch lights are shining
It's your invitation to the love that's been waiting
One thing on my wish list
It's a hometown Christmas, yeah

Favorite Songs:
California Christmas
Scrappy Little Christmas Tree
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
Hometown Christmas

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