2016 Song List

Our song list is a little shorter this year due to the changes we made to incorporate more pixels and a change in the software we use that made the time required to program a song longer.  We retired a few and added a new one (Bold indicates new for 2016).  Here are the songs we are using in our display this year:

  • Miracle on 34th Street Overture – Bruce Broughton
  • Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson
  • Celebration – Mannheim Steamroller
  • DJ Santa – Krispy
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Glee Cast
  • What A Glorious Night – Sidewalk Prophets
  • We Need a  Little Christmas – Kimberly Locke
  • Lights of Christmas – Toby Mac
  • Most Beautiful Time of the Year – Beckah Shae
  • Carol of the Bells – Foster
  • Christmastime Again – Mercy Me

2015 Song List

We made a few changes in the song list this year.  We retired a few and added some new ones (Bold indicates new for 2015).  Here are the songs we are using in our display this year:

  • Miracle on 34th Street Overture – Bruce Broughton
  • Winter Wonderland – Monique Danielle
  • Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson
  • Christmas this Year – Toby Mac and Leigh Nash
  • Amazing Grace Techno – Yule
  • Celebration – Mannheim Steamroller
  • Carol of the Bells – Monique Danielle
  • DJ Santa – Krispy
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Glee Cast
  • What A Glorious Night – Sidewalk Prophets
  • Born is the King – Phillips, Craig and Dean
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • White Christmas in Houston – Branded
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Bare Naked Ladies
  • We Need a  Little Christmas – Kimberly Locke
  • Lights of Christmas – Toby Mac
  • Most Beautiful Time of the Year – Beckah Shae
  • Christmas Is – Francesca Battistelli
  • Carol of the Bells – Foster
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Manheim Steamroller

We have also incorporated video this year, showing this in the window above our garage.  Watch for a special greeting from a popular one with the kids throughout the show.

2014 Song List

We made a few changes in the song list this year.  We retired a few and added some new ones (Bold indicates new for 2014).  Here are the songs we are using in our display this year:

  • Miracle on 34th Street Overture – Bruce Broughton
  • Lights of Christmas – Toby Mac
  • Christmas Is – Francesca Battistelli
  • Christmas this Year – Toby Mac and Leigh Nash
  • Amazing Grace Techno – Yule
  • Celebration – Mannheim Steamroller
  • Carol of the Bells – Monique Danielle
  • DJ Santa – Krispy
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Glee Cast
  • What A Glorious Night – Sidewalk Prophets
  • Born is the King – Phillips, Craig and Dean
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • White Christmas in Houston – Branded
  • Little Drummer Boy – Vector Mode
  • Carol of the Bells – Foster
  • We Need a  Little Christmas – Kimberly Locke
  • Winter Wonderland – Monique Danielle
  • Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train – The Tractors
  • Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson
  • Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – Michael W. Smith
  • All I want for Christmas – Mariah Carey
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Bare Naked Ladies
  • Jingle Bells Techno Bells – Candy Apple Punch
  • Joy to the World – Manheim Steamroller

2013 Song List

We made a few changes in the song list this year.  We retired a few and added some new ones (Bold indicates new for 2013).  Here are the songs we are using in our display this year:

  • Christmas Is – Francesca Battistelli
  • Carol of the Bells – Monique Danielle
  • Christmas this Year – Toby Mac and Leigh Nash
  • Amazing Grace Techno – Yule
  • We Three Kings – Go Fish
  • Little Drummer Boy – Vector Mode
  • Joy to the World – Manheim Steamroller
  • What A Glorious Night – Sidewalk Prophets
  • Christmas Time – Go Fish
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Winter Wonderland – Monique Danielle
  • We Need a  Little Christmas – Glee Cast
  • DJ Santa – Krispy
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Glee Cast
  • Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train – The Tractors
  • Jingle Bells Techno Bells – Candy Apple Punch
  • Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson
  • Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – Michael W. Smith
  • White Christmas in Houston – Branded
  • All I want for Christmas – Mariah Carey
  • Deck the Halls – Manheim Steamroller
  • Carol of the Bells – Foster

2012 Song List

Here are the songs we are using in our display this year:

  • All I want for Christmas (Festive) – Mariah Carey
  • Christmas this Year – Toby Mac and Leigh Nash
  • Christmas Time – Go Fish
  • We Three Kings – Go Fish
  • Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson
  • DJ Santa – Krispy
  • Joy to the World – Charlie Daniels Band
  • Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – Michael W. Smith
  • On a Sleigh Ride With Me – Tilloston, Cannon and Hyland
  • We Need a  Little Christmas – Glee Cast
  • White Christmas in Houston – Branded Duo
  • Wizards in Winter – Tran-Siberian Orchestra
  • Joy to the World – Manheim Steamroller
  • Amazing Grace Techno – Yule
  • Jingle Bells Techno Bells – Candy Apple Punch
  • Deck the Halls – Manheim Steamroller
  • Winter Wonderland – Monique Danielle

2011 Show is Live

The 2011 version of Christmas on Rose Dawn is live.  We had a test run on Thanksgiving Night and then went live the following night.

Someone asked me for the artists of some of the songs in our show.  I decided to answer that question here.  Here are a few of the songs and artists in our show this year:

  • All I want for Christmas (Festive) – Mariah Carey
  • Christmas this Year – Toby Mac and Leigh Nash
  • Christmas Time – Go Fish
  • DJ Santa – Krispy
  • Joy to the World – Charlie Daniels Band
  • Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – Michael W. Smith
  • On a Sleigh Ride With Me – Tilloston, Cannon and Hyland
  • We Need a  Little Christmas – Glee Cast
  • White Christmas in Houston – Branded Duo
  • Wizards in Winter – Tran-Siberian Orchestra

You Will Behave Like Gentlemen

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.