Many of the tracks were exclusively recorded for this compilation, while we have also handpicked some other favourites that we felt were too good not to include. Each artist has been given free reign to explore whatever aspect of the season is important to them. Some have taken the opportuinuy to provide original numbers, wintery re-works or alternative versions of album tracks, while others have chosen to undertake new collaborations with fellow artists and friends. From shorter days, shimmering winters, snowball fights and travel disruptions to seasonal affective disorder, Black Friday and watching cars go by on snowblocked roads the compilation covers a vast array of seasonal subject matter, in an almost equal number of different ways: buoyant horn driven-pop, post-punk drones and pulsing electo beats sit alongside childrens choirs, close harmony singing and synth pop and much more besides.
A huge thanks goes out to all of the artists who have given up their time and talents to make Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada possible this year, and every year. An extra hat tip to Jon Neher (for the second year running) and Seb Dehesdin for helping everything to run smoothly behind the scenes as well.
All of these songs have been given free for your listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy them and have a fantastic festive season. At this time of year especially there are hundreds of good causes all seeking your help-we hope that, in keeping with the spirit of giving, if you enjoy this compilation you might consider giving a donation to one of them.
released December 16, 2018
Curated by Ro Cemm
Artwork by Ro Cemm
Tweaks by Jon Neher
Unlimited Patience by Susie Hermann