Elaine Lennon and the Children from Holy Cross Primary
No.5 on the iTunes Top 100 Singer Songwriters Chart (Dec 2nd 2022)
With catchy hooks, melodic verses, heart-warming lyrics and an up-beat feel-good chorus CHRISTMAS TIME is tipped by many to be to be their soundtrack of Christmas 2022, guaranteed to have you singing along and dancing around your tree!
CHRISTMAS TIME captures the true magic and joy felt by little hearts and minds at this time of year with my own vocals nestled alongside heartwarming solos from 10 of the original 40 primary school children who Lennon wrote the song with pre-lockdown as part of a voluntary 'STEM' education event.
'I’m delighted to be finally releasing this fun, magical and uplifting Christmas song and hope it will touch many hearts and have you dancing around the living room! The children, including my own two sons, have been involved at every stage of this project from writing and recording through to live performance, at my November Homebird Sessions Show with guest artist HORSE, and now with the full digital release. I wanted to give them an insight into exactly what's involved in getting a song out there, how it can be hard work yet still fun and enjoyable! It's all about making some new fun memories for the kids too as they have missed out on so much these past 'covid years', ones that will last far longer than this little 3 minute song we have brought to life...for me that's the true spirit of Christmas!"
CHRISTMAS TIME is guaranteed to bring smiles....and believe me you may still be singing this song hours after hearing it!
Lennon recorded, produced and arranged the track which was then mixed and mastered at Chem19 Studios in Blantyre by Derek O'Neil (best known for working with King Creosote). Lennon recorded the children's vocals in her home studio and plays all instruments on the track apart from guitars which appear courtesy of Adriana Spina and drums which are the debut arrangement and recording performance of her 11- year-old son Jamie.
Matthew Carroll, who also performs on the track, is the 11- year-old artist behind the beautiful Christmas scene Lennon used to create the final artwork - what a talent!
"Uplifting & Heartwarming"
CELTIC MUSIC RADIO
"I defy anyone not to feel just a little bit better about life having listened to it."
“A huge thank you to the very talented Elaine Lennon for supporting STEM learning at Holy Cross, Croy and creating this beautiful Christmas song with some of our senior pupils from production to completion. We are truly blessed this Christmas!"
MRS MURPHY, Head Teacher Holy Cross Primary School, North Lanarkshire.
“Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Elaine Lennon!"
“A cracking song"
"This song is pure joy, the kids and I can’t stop singing it!"