The Good, The Bad, and Other Christmas Favorites!

by Various Artists



Welcome to December!

It is time for our ninth 100% downloadable Xmas album in a row – eight by a variety of mostly Pacific Northwest artists. As always, it is a charity album – all the money we collect will go to MusiCares, a fine charity that helps out music people in need. This year’s edition has some of the usual suspects, some new-comers, you know - the regular deal.

This year’s model has been more interesting than usual at a technical basis. I had Pro Tools (which I use to record some of the songs and master the album) completely fail and spent a week rebuilding my computer and getting everything to work. Our GMR web page only works about half way and we are working on a Plan B. We will update you on that later, but for now we will mostly be coming at you via Facebook, our newsletter and our bandcamp sales page. Who cares about that kind of boring stuff? Not Santa, that’s for sure.

So here we go – thanks to everyone who contributed this year and thanks to all of you who support our musical rambling throughout the year.

Check out the tunes and share them with everyone in the whole wide world, from North Pole to South Pole and all points in between!

See you in January,

td December 2017


released November 30, 2017


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Track Name: Tom Dyer and the True Olympians - Christmas in Olympia
Christmas In Olympia

I think that I’ll go downtown
A chill is in the air
Gonna get a little gift
For someone I care about
Think I’ll get some chocolate at
Encore Chocolate and Teas
Gonna hit up Rainy Day Records
For Christmas songs from Beat Happening
Christmas In Olympia

Going to the Capitol Rotunda
Gonna hug their festive tree
Gonna head to the Capitol Theater for the
Procession of Species Christmas Jamboree
Rolling up to Eastside Big Tom’s
Get my girl a peppermint shake
Hangin’ out in Sylvester Park
I think I see that first snow flake

David Scherer Water say
Forty-one bars in our downtown
That’s a lot of Christmas cheer
Baby gonna meet you at the Rhythm and Rye
Christmas In Olympia
Track Name: Tom Dyer and the True Olympians - Christmas is Love
Gather up your friends
Gather up your family
Hold close those that you hold dear
Take your time with them
Hear the words they have to say
Count those blessings for the year
Christmas is love

Gather in the kitchen
Sit before the fire
Watch the evening turn dark blue
Take part of your day
To greet the world out side
Help others more unfortunate than you.
Christmas is love

If you’re feeling lonely
You can let it go today
There is hope now coming
If you only let it
Take a look outside

In the morning we may
Travel far away
To the places we call home
Before we leave let’s make a promise to hold dear
This day we shared and hope for many more
Christmas is love
Track Name: Tom Dyer - What Child Is This?
What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Come have no fear
God's Son is here
His love all love preceding
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross he borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

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