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Dollar Store Christmas


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crissew

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Thinking of christmas and all the people that are hurting financially, I thought of this idea to take the money issues many people have and relate it to a christmas song; promoting a positive message that it doesn't really matter what you can buy for the kids, the holiday is all about family and togetherness. Health and family makes a rich man.
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Lyrics
Dollar Store Christmas


Christmas this year seems such a fuss
When we only have twenty bucks
I refuse to let it all get me down
As I get in my car and drive to town
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C Am
We gonna have a dollar store christmas
And i am sure we can all agree
Christmas is not about buying things
It is all about family

F C G
Tho money is low
i know I still gotta go
Show them that I care F G
The dollar store is my only option FCG
If you're goin i'll see you there FG


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C G Am
Next morning i awoke to see
The children huddled all around the tree
And I was ready to explain why the good gifts weren't there
But the children didn't even seem to care
Song Stats
Hits: 3004
Comments: 36
Fans: 36
Plays: 197
Downloads: 44

Uploaded: Dec 03, 2011 - 02:27:39 PM
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013 - 09:12:51 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 09:49:17 AM
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Hardware:
Apogee ONE, Oktavamod mic, Mac Mini, Washburn Acoustic
Software:
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Comments
richard13 said 2181 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Works for me
along with gift certificates for hugs, IOUs for doing the dishes or other chores, whatever. Who says Christmas HAS to be commercial. A cool idea Charles and nicely done. Hope you and your family have a happy one.
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alackbass said 2181 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Country Dollar Store Christmas
Really nice song Charles and a wonderful message! The sparse acoustic arrangement is really nice. It leaves lots of room for your vocals to shine. I shop at the dollar store regularly. That's where I stock up on "prizes" for my students. It amazes me the smile a puzzle from the dollar store can bring!
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Doug Somers said 2181 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Health and family makes a rich man
I can't help but smile at the truth in your message - which is really well delivered in this catchy and well performed tune. This one hits the mark, and so to the download button I will go ..

Thanks!

Doug
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DWL said 2181 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
A rich man indeed
Great lyrics perfectly judged for our times.

Nicely performed as well.

A carol for a world in disarray.

Cheers

Dick
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Skweryl said 2181 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
FARHANG LIKEY!
YOU REMIND ME OF MY FRIEND BAMADAD! EISKAKE AND TEEBAGH LIKE THIS TOO, BAMDAD SAYS RIGHT ON VERY CHRISTMAS SKWERYLY RISSEWSKWERYL! WE CLELBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH TRADITIONAL MEAL SMOKED OYSTERS AND BEER OVER CAPTAIN CRUNCH!
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aRcTip said 2181 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Dollar Store Christmas
Excellent melodies & mix, great vocals and a thoughtful message too! Well done. I like this. Merry Christmas!
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Symphony101 said 2181 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Charles
Wonderful. I can't find any other word. This is one of the most beautiful thema's I saw for a song and beautiful lyrics !

You hit straight to the point. I'd even say, sometimes even being healthy became a luxury, which leaves us just the family. You're so right, eventually, that's what really counts.
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Skean said 2180 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Dollar Store Christmas
Nice thoughts I have to admit that money is not everything, love, health is worth more than all the money in the world, but we need them to survive.

Have a nice Christmas…Cheers
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Moviz said 2180 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Love those
opening guitars..... vocals go without saying and a really nice song with the right attitude to Christmas..... nice bouncy beat for getting the dancers up once we've rolled up the carpet, cheers M
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Sigmund said 2180 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Dollar Store Christmas
Hey Charles, this is a great tune and a great idea for a Christmas song, especially this year. Tune is catchy, and it got me humming along by the first chorus. Enjoyed - thanks!
Sig
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kristyjo said 2180 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
For our times
Yup, I'd say you hit it just right. No complaining, just a realization of how things are in the real world. I like your mix. The lyrics really are clear and easy to catch. The guitars are simple and a great back up to yourvoice.
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PatriciaGirl said 2180 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Speaks volumes
The words here speaks volumes. Great song and great lyrics. I love the vocal changes during the chorus and the guitar sounds sweet.

Thanks for sharing
pg
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VicDiesel said 2180 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
the folks back home
This simple guitar strumming gives it a sweet folksy feel. Much enjoyed, except for the excess of reverb on the guitar solo. Tsk.
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ShadowofNine said 2180 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Dollar Store Christmas
It is all about family

That says it all...
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Jarvoid said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
great sentiment.......
sounds good too ..... over the years I have got a bit jaded with the old crimble season...maybe spending too much...down to that old dollar store.....poundland over here !....doesn't have the same ring to it tho' !

Jar The Oddity
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tokai said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
CC
Well said. Lot of suffering going down. Amazing voice you have sir, and you know how to put it to good use.
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gadzooks said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Dollar Store Christmas
My girls and I love the dollar store! Great message and a great feeling tune. Really like your vocals and the acoustic feel of the tune.
Merry Christmas or is that not politically correct ....
SG
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neilh79 said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Dollar Store Christmas
Really good tune Charles, have a good christmas!
PeterB7858 said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Stellar...
Nice country infused song, Charles. Like the sentiment and as usual I love your vocal work and the stellar production values you bring to the table. Shades of the Beach Boys... Congratulations. Regards, Peter.
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rok41 said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
$ Store
This sounds good Charles, it would be a good song for some stand up bass (i.e. Musichead)....positive message!
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crissew said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Thanks man
My uncle has put bass in the song. Sounds great. I may upload that after this. Thanks for listening.
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Philip18 said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Christmas
Driving country style rhythm works well. Vocal (including the harmonies) is strong your voice has a great tone. I like the lines of the guitar solo, although I thought it came in stronger than it then went on to be (maybe just the headphones I'm using?) I like the fact that you have something thought-provoking to say. Much enjoyed.
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Char said 2179 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Insightful
and original concept for a holiday song. Congratulations on writing an original tune. Great voice. Thanks.
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dave_b said 2178 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Dollar Store Christmas
I like both the message & the delivery. The lyric tells it like it is. Fine vocals & harmonies. Is that Oktavamod the Neumann U47 clone?
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Llarion said 2178 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Wonderful sentiment!!
Love your earnest, clear voice too! Well executed arrangement, nice and open. A great thing to remember as you shop this year, do the things that bring your family together, it isn't necessarily about the fancy gifts...
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abzwork said 2177 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Most excellent...
Wonderful message, excellent work..vocals cruise easily on this rich carpet of smiles my friend..:):)peace
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guygrooves said 2177 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Very well done
I really enjoyed this and I don't like Christmas carols as a rule but this is nice and modern with a cool theme lol. Nice job
Peace
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musichead said 2177 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
nice
Nice acoustic mix for sure. And the theme is top notch....nice mix.. you always have great songs Charles!!!
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Vic Holman said 2177 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Dollar Store
super! great message and catchy tune....... a nice hint of jackson browne comes to mind
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spitlogic said 2176 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
nice
so true. dollar store christmas. Nice one.
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Bowman said 2161 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Couldn't
agree with you more crissew. Fun and poignant tune my friend.
Merry Christmas.
Charlie
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racerat said 2154 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
dollar store christmas
Beautiful (and true) message. The reverb on the vox is stellar. Love it. Thanks for the guitar tabs! I wish others would do that! Merry Merry!
RR
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jibes said 2142 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
Dollar Store Christmas
I know I'm late but I always like new Christmas songs. The beginning sounds like it going to break into "Fire Lake" which is good. Very well done!
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paul f. page said 2087 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
yup. Those opening guitars...
...are great. The whole number, actually, is well-produced and just keeps thumping along in sort of a 70's-style of folk music. The message is the most important thing about a song like this, but the delivery has to be solid, too, and you achieve that nicely. Your choice of topic is an important one. Glad you went there!
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Michael_J_Martin said 1887 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Very true...
I like this - my dad taught me a lot about being appreciative of the things we have - because many don't have it as good as we have. Even if it is a "Dollar Store Christmas" - many can't even afford that in this world...
WharmtonRise said 1672 days ago (April 25th, 2013)
Aye
The boxes are more fun anyway! Super vocal phrasing. Pro voice you have Charles. Lovely song reminding us of a few core values. Thanks!
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