A Merry Little Christmas

by Cherie Call

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released November 8, 2018

All songs written by Cherie Call, ©2018 Mendonhouse Music (ASCAP) except:
All About The Baby, by Lyndy Butler and Cherie Call, ©2016 Lucky Bird Music (ASCAP)/Mendonhouse Music (ASCAP)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, ©1943 (Renewed 1971) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. ©1944 (Renewed 1972) EMI Feist Catalog Inc. All Rights Reserved
Away in a Manger, traditional

How It All Began: Produced by Tyler Castleton. Recorded and mixed by Scott Wiley at June Audio in Provo, Utah
Away In A Manger: Produced by Ryan Tilby. Arranged by Ryan Tilby and Cherie Call. Recorded by Ryan Tilby at Titan Audio Lab in Ivins, Utah, with additional recording and mixing by Scott Wiley at June Audio in Provo, Utah.
Christmas Crush and Come Home: Produced by Scott Wiley. Recorded and mixed by Scott Wiley at June Audio in Provo, Utah.
All About The Baby: Produced, recorded and mixed by Ryan Tilby at Spiral Studios in St. George, Utah, with Cherie Call's vocals recorded by Joe Anderson at Joe and Cherie's home.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Arranged by Brett Raymond, recorded live by Scott Wiley at June Audio in Provo, Utah.

Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles, California

Musicians:
Cherie Call: guitar, vocals, bells, snaps
Scott Wiley: bass, synth
Ryan Tilby: guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo, dobro, bass, synth, percussion
Tyler Castleton: piano, synth, accordion
Melanie Shore: piano
Brett Raymond: piano
Michael Dowdle: guitar
Cassie Olsen: cello
Lyndy Butler: vocals
Debra Fotheringham: vocals
Dominic Moore: vocals
Matthew Harrison: bells, snaps

Design: Ryan Tanner
Hair and makeup: Christie Somers

Cherie Call would like to express her overwhelming gratitude for the following people:
Joe Anderson, LaRene Call, Scott Wiley, Ryan Tilby, Brett Raymond, Ryan Tanner, Cori Connors, Kenneth and Lois Cutler, Wynn Call, Julie Shill, Ron and Debbie Call, Jared Taylor, Laurel Christensen, Lance Shields, Simon Crossette, Lu Little, Utah Conservatory of Performing Arts, Christine Platt, Jihyoung Kim, Christen Barlow, John Perry, JoAnn Smith, Wendy Jensen, Kirby Heyborne, Kristy Call, and all of the musicians featured on this recording.

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Cherie Call Provo, Utah

Cherie Call was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She has released 9 full length albums of her original songs. Cherie's 10th project is an EP of Christmas music called, "A Merry Little Christmas. Cherie has played “in the round” at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and has been a finalist in the Kerrville Newfolk songwriting competition. Cherie also performs with the hymn revival group "The Lower Lights". ... more

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Track Name: How It All Began
How It All Began
(Cherie Call)

A busy street is sparkling, and Santa Claus is ringing a bell while people
Hustle by the twinkle lights in the snowy night, they carry their bags and boxes
There’s mistletoe and candles glow, all for a night far away and so long ago

When a man and his wife searched through the streets
For a soft place to rest and it turned out to be
Just a stable with hay
That’s where they laid a new baby
That’s how it all began

Now there’s candy canes and window panes are painted with the scenes from a light filled manger
There’s gingerbread and slippery sleds and parties where the children sing old time carols
And Christmas trees are shimmering and way at the top there’s a sign from so long ago

When a star in the sky glistened and gleamed
And then journeys began for wise men and kings
And the angels proclaimed for shepherds to seek for a baby
That’s how it all began

Hearts get a little more tender
Whenever we start to remember
And the lights and the candles glow brighter
And the songs are so full of delight for

The king of all kings and the promise of peace
And we all can rejoice and fall to our knees
for the chance for new life that all came to be from a baby
That’s how it all began

©2018 Mendonhouse Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Christmas Crush
Christmas Crush
(Cherie Call)
It’s a snowy night, crazy and quiet at the same time
Just like this heart of mine, secretly pounding with you right by my side
I slide and slip on the icy streets
And my heartbeat skips when you grab me
So I don’t fall down, but you don’t know that I’m long gone
Darlin I fear if you look too close you’ll know it’s true
I’ve got a Christmas crush on you

My cheeks get rosy red, I’m blaming it all on the chilly air
You’re trying not to stare, so you look away and them we both start laughing
And then I’m all lit up like the street lamps
At the sidewalk sale, you ask me to dance
As the carols play, and everything’s crowded but there’s just you
Darlin I fear if you look too close you’ll know it’s true
I’ve got a Christmas crush on you

I swear that I never told a soul
But I’m starting to think maybe you already know
I don’t know how the word gets around
Somehow it’s the talk of the town, or it seems I’m an open book
Take a good look and you’ll know it’s true
I’ve got a Christmas crush on you

©2018 Mendonhouse Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Come Home
Come Home
(Cherie Call)
I’m holding out for a miracle this Christmas
Only a few days left and we’ve got the perfect snow
Baby you and I don’t live on 34th street
But I still think we’ve got some magic of our own

Come home, baby, I’ve been waiting
I miss you more than you could ever know
Stars are gleaming, and the kids are dreaming
Baby, all that’s left is for you to come home

Staying up late isn’t all that fun without you
I’ve watched all the hallmark shows and I’ve eaten all the junk food
I just wish that you were here for me to talk to
And these arms just feel so empty all alone

Come home, baby, I’ve been waiting
I miss you more than you could ever know
Stars are gleaming, and the kids are dreaming
Baby, all that’s left is for you to come home

The only Christmas lights I need
Are your headlights in the driveway just in time

Come home, baby, I’ve been waiting
I miss you more than you could ever know
Stars are gleaming, and the kids are dreaming
Baby, all that’s left is for you to come home

©2018 Mendonhouse Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: All About The Baby (featuring Lyndy Butler)
All About The Baby
(Lyndy Butler/Cherie Call)

Three wise men from far, far away
They knew just what to give the baby on His birthday
And the little drummer boy wrote the baby a song and he played it to the beat of his heart
And all the little towns have Christmas pageants
And the kids do their best playing every part

Chorus:
And I still believe that love is the gift that the baby needs
Even when He grows to be a king
And I still believe that angels hover near when the children sing,
"Peace on earth", "Away in a Manger", it's all about the baby
And love is all He needs

A glittered pinecone, a picture of a lamb
So many simple gifts made tenderly by tiny hands
And the kindness in a heart shines as bright as the star
of Bethlehem from long ago
And all the world seems a little bit softer
All wrapped up in a blanket of snow

(chorus)

And I give my heart to him every day
Though the boy in the hay has long since risen

(chorus)
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released July 15, 2016
written by Lyndy Butler (Lucky Bird Music ASCAP) and Cherie Call (Mendonhouse Music ASCAP) ©2016

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