Several people have asked where I got the music for this selection in our display this year. I heard this song for the first time in 2009 on a local Christian station (KSBJ) that starts playing Christmas music each year on Thanksgiving night. I asked where I could get a copy and was told it was from a friend of one of the DJ’s. Since I didn’t do an animated display last year (with music), I didn’t pursue it.
I heard it again this year and inquired again. They told me it was from a very talented person from Tulsa named Craig West. I looked around and found Craig was a DJ on KXOJ. I read some of their morning show blog entries and saw a couple of references to the song, so I believed I had found the right person. So I sent Craig an email and told him I wanted the song to include in my animated light display. He was gracious enough to send me a copy along with some other bits he had done (that I plan to incorporate into my display next year).
The song has been a hit with many of our visitors. Craig mentioned my display in his blog at the radio station last week, along with a link to the video. The video has gotten a lot of views on Vimeo, currently number 2 out of the videos I have posted.
Thanks again to Craig for allowing me to use it.