A Creber Christmas

by Monique Creber & Michael Creber

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A heart-warming collection of sparkling pop/jazz holiday classics, covered by a versatile family of professional musicians: 13-year-old singing sensation Michelle Creber and her parents, Monique and Michael.

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released January 1, 2012

Produced by Monique & Michael Creber
Executive Producers: Monique Creber, Michael Creber & SR Foxley
Tracks #1, #3, #4, #5, #7, #9, #11, #13, #14 mixed by Misha Rajaratnam
Tracks #2, #6, #12 mixed by Paul Silveira
Track #10 mixed by Paul Silveira & Misha Rajaratnam
Track #8 mixed by Michael Creber
Track #15 mixed by Andrew Stein
Track #16 mixed by Yoav Landau
Mastering by Chris Potter

Recorded in Vancouver, Canada at:
Armoury Studios by Paul Silveira, assisted by Misha Rajaratnam
The Warehouse Studio by Misha Rajaratnam, assisted by David Graham
Blue Wave Studios by Ken Burke, assisted by Ben Finkleman
Eagle Cliff Studios by Misha Rajaratnam & Michael Creber

Project design & coordination by Paul Beja
Project assistance & copy editing by Melanie Thompson
Art direction, wardrobe & makeup by Lalainia Lindbjerg
Photos by Rochelle Elise Photography
Michelle’s hair by Lalainia Lindbjerg
Monique’s hair by Simon Wong & Lan Bui
Max & Marley’s wardrobe by Michelle Creber

Special thanks: To all the awesome people who worked on this project - we are so fortunate to be surrounded with your talents! To SR Foxley and all the fantastic fans who support our music - you all made this project possible! To our wonderful family & friends, without whom we wouldn’t have so many wonderful Christmas memories!

"From our house to yours, we send our love
Straight from the heart, ‘cause you mean so much
From our house to yours, may everyone be blessed
May this Christmas be the best, from our house to yours... Merry Christmas!"
- Monique, Michael, Michelle, Max & Marley

For bookings or inquiries: info@crebermusic.com
www.michellecreber.com / www.michaelcreber.com / www.moniquecreber.com / www.crebermusic.com

© 2012 Creber Music Corp. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized reproduction, copying and rental of this recording is prohibited by law.

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Monique Creber & Michael Creber Vancouver, British Columbia

The Crebers are a multi-talented family who individually & collectively write, arrange, record & perform great music in a variety of genres. Michelle is also an actor known as the voice of “Apple Bloom” & the singing voice of "Sweetie Belle" on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Her mom sounds just like Karen Carpenter and her dad co-wrote Bananaphone with Raffi and was nominated for a Grammy! ... more

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Track Name: Christmas Time Is Here
Christmas Time Is Here (as recorded by Michelle Creber)

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
Families drawing near
Oh that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

~ piano solo ~

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Oh yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Oh Christmas time is here
Families drawing near
Oh that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Track Name: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
(intro as recorded by Michelle Creber)

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m tellin’ you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Track Name: One Night A Year
ONE NIGHT A YEAR (as recorded by Monique Creber)

Once again the windows, shine with pretty lights
Once again our loved ones, gather at our sites
Busy crowds of strangers greet each other with a smile
There’s Christmas in the eyes of every child

Once again the presents are resting by the tree
Once again we worship the one who came for you and me
I hear choirs of voices as they’re singing out his name
Again we tell the story of how the Christ child came

One night a year, we believe in peace on earth
One night a year, we praise our Savior’s birth
I wish every night the whole year through could be like Christmas Eve
When love’s pure light is shining everywhere
One night a year

Once again around the world, heads are bowed in prayer
Once again the promise of peace is in the air
But soon will come the morning and the feeling will be past
And I can’t help but wonder why that feeling only lasts

One night a year, we believe in peace on earth
One night a year, we praise our Savior’s birth
I wish every night the whole year through could be like Christmas Eve
When love’s pure light is shining everywhere

One night a year, we believe in peace on earth
One night a year, we praise our Savior’s birth
I wish every night the whole year thru could be like Christmas Eve
When love’s pure light is shining everywhere
One night a year

One night a year
Track Name: Christmas, Baby Please Come Home
CHRISTMAS, BABY PLEASE COME HOME (as recorded by Michelle Creber)

Oh, yeah, ooh yeah

(Christmas) The snow’s comin’ down
(Christmas) I’m watchin’ it fall
(Christmas) Lot’s of people around
(Christmas) Baby please come home

(Christmas) The church bells in town
(Christmas) Are ringin’ in song
(Christmas) Full of happy sounds
(Christmas) Baby please come home

They’re singin’ deck the halls
But it’s not like Christmas at all
‘Cause I remember when you were here
And all the fun we had last year

(Christmas) Pretty lights on the tree
(Christmas) I’m watchin’ them shine
(Christmas) You should be here with me
(Christmas) Baby please come home

~ sax solo ~

They’re singin’ deck the halls
But it’s not like Christmas at all
‘Cause I remember when you were here
And all the fun we had last year

(Christmas) If there was a way
(Christmas) I’d hold back these tears
(Christmas) But it’s Christmas day
(Please) Please, (please) please, (please) please (please) please (please)

Baby please come home (Christmas)
Baby please come home (Christmas)
Baby please come home (Christmas)
Baby please come home (Christmas) Woah, yeah

(Christmas) It’s Christmas day
(Christmas) Oh and I need ya here
(Christmas) ‘Cause the snow’s comin’ down
(Christmas) Baby please come home
Track Name: Silent Night
SILENT NIGHT (as recorded by Michelle Creber, Natalie Sharp & Andy Stein)

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus Lord at Thy birth
Jesus Lord at Thy birth

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace (heavenly peace)
Track Name: Jingle Bells
JINGLE BELLS (as recorded by Steve Maddock & Monique Creber)

Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh
Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
What fun to ride and sing in a one horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go, laughin’ all the way
Bells on bobtail ring, makin’ spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, j-jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, badadadada, brap
Jingle bells, j-j-j-jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go, laughin’ all the way
Bells on bobtail ring, makin’ spirits bright
Oh what fun to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey (oh we have a lot of fun)
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh

~ solos ~

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle… all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle… all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse, open, sleigh
Track Name: Someday At Christmas
SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS (as recorded by Michelle Creber)

Someday at Christmas men won’t be boys
Playing with bombs like kids play with toys
One warm December our hearts will see
A world where men are free

Someday at Christmas there’ll be no wars
When we have learned what Christmas is for
When we have found what life’s really worth
There’ll be peace on earth

Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmas time

Someday at Christmas we’ll see a land
No hungry children, no empty hand
One happy moment people will share
A world where people care (woah)

Someday at Christmas there’ll be no tears
All men are equal and no men have fears
One shining moment, my heart ran away
From a world today

Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmas time (yeah)

Someday at Christmas men will not fail
Hate will be gone and love will prevail
Someday in a new world that we can start
With hope in every heart

(Someday all our dreams will come to be) Someday at Christmas
(Someday in a world where men are free) Men will be free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmas time
Someday at Christmas time
Track Name: Petit Papa Noel
PETIT PAPA NOËL (as recorded by Monique & Michelle Creber)

Petit Papa Noël
Quand tu descendras du ciel
Avec des jouets par milliers
N'oublie pas mon petit soulier

Mais avant de partir
Il faudra bien te couvrir
Dehors tu dois avoir si froid
C'est un peu à cause de moi

Il me tarde tant que le jour se lève
Pour voir si tu m'as apporté
Tous les beaux joujoux que je vois en rêves
Et que je t'ai commandés

Petit Papa Noël
When you sail down from the sky
Bringing toys, so shiny and so bright
Please don't pass my little stocking by

Before you leave your home
Wear your bright red coat so warm
On this cold and snowy winter night
How I pray you’ll see my candlelight

I can hardly sleep ‘cause my heart is singing
Listening to a new Christmas song
And I can't wait to see what the morning's bringing
Oh I’ve been waiting so long

~ instrumental ~

Petit Papa Noël
Quand tu descendras du ciel
Avec des jouets par milliers
N'oublies pas mon petit soulier

Petit Papa Noël
Track Name: Angels We Have Heard On High
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH (as recorded by Michelle Creber)

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joy (joy) joy (joy) joy

Oh, glooooooooria, in excelsis deo
Glooooooooria, in excelsis deo

~ instrumental ~

Come to Bethlehem and see (come to Bethlehem and see)
Come adore on bended knee (come adore on bended knee)
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous name

~ instrumental ~

Gloooooooria, in excelsis Deo
Gloooooooria, in excelsis Deo

~ instrumental ~

La la la la la la la (oh glory)
Angels we have heard on high (you can hear the angels)
La la la la la la la
Angels we have heard on high
Track Name: The Night Before Christmas
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (as recorded by Monique & Michelle Creber)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The children were nestled, all snug in their beds
While visions of sugar plums, danced in their heads
Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen
On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen
To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall
Now dash away, dash away, dash away all
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight
Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night

Children carry through the streets, a brightly painted star
Angels gather round the hearth, strumming on guitars
And men of great renown and faith say prayers on boulevards
It’s the night before Christmas

Cause you don’t have to be an angel to sing harmony
You don’t have to be a child to love the mystery
And you don’t have to be a wise man on bended knee
The heart of this Christmas is in you and me

The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas

If your heart’s been longing, you’ve been afraid to try
Sorrow’s kept you company and the dance has passed you by
I’ll lift you up and blaze with you across the moonlit sky
On the night before Christmas

‘Cause you don’t have to be an angel to sing harmony
You don’t have to be a child to love the mystery
And you don’t have to be a wise man on bended knee
The heart of this Christmas is in you and me
The heart of this Christmas is in you and me

The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house (the night before Christmas)
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (the night before Christmas)
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care (the night before Christmas)
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there (the night before Christmas)
The children were nestled, all snug in their beds (the night before Christmas)
While visions of sugar plums, danced in their heads (the night before Christmas)
Track Name: A Rockin' Christmas Medley
ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS MEDLEY (as recorded by Michelle Creber, Natalie Sharp & Andy Stein)

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock, jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun, now the jingle hop has begun
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock, jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancin’ and prancin’ in jingle bell square, in the frosty air

What a bright time, it’s the right time, to rock the night away
Jingle bell time, is a swell time, to go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh
Giddy-ap, jingle horse, pick up your feet, jingle around the clock
Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat, that’s the jingle bell rock

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see, every couple tries to stop
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie, and we’ll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing “Lets be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly”
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday
Everyone dancing merrily, in the new - old - fa - shioned - way

Have a holly jolly Christmas, it’s the best time of the year
Well I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a cup of cheer
Have a holly jolly Christmas, and when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet

Oh, ho, that mistletoe, it’s hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you, kiss her once for me
Have a holly jolly Christmas, and in case you didn’t hear
Oh, by golly, have a holly jolly Christmas this year

~ instrumental ~

Have a holly jolly Christmas / Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock / Rockin’ around
It’s the best time of the year / Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring / The Christmas tree
I don’t know if there’ll be snow / Snowin’ and blown’ up bushels of fun / Mistletoe hung where you can see
But have a cup of cheer / Now the jingle hop has begun / At the Christmas party hop

Have a holly jolly Christmas / Giddy-ap, jingle horse, pick up your feet / Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
And when you walk down the street / Jingle around the clock / Have a happy holiday
Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat, that’s the jingle bell (rockin’ around the Christmas tree)
That’s the jingle bell (have a holly jolly Christmas), that’s the jingle bell rock
Track Name: From Our House To Yours
FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS (as recorded by Michelle, Monique & Michael Creber)

Oh Christmas tree, with lights turned low
Kids out of school, praying for snow
It's the season for counting blessings as the old year ends

The crowded streets, the friendly smiles
At Christmas, everyone's a child
It's that precious time for family and friends

From our house to yours, we send our love
Straight from the heart, 'cause you mean so much
From our house to yours, may everyone be blessed
May this Christmas be the best, from our house to yours

Oh memories and mistletoe
Cards signed with love, hang in a row
That feeling of Christmas fills the air

The manger scene, the star above
Reminds us all, God sends his love
May his spirit follow you throughout the year

From our house to yours, we send our love
Straight from the heart, 'cause you mean so much
From our house to yours, may everyone be blessed
May this Christmas be the best, from our house to yours

From our house to yours, we send our love
Straight from the heart, 'cause you mean so much
From our house to yours, may everyone be blessed
May this Christmas be the best, from our house to yours

And may this Christmas be the best, from our house to yours
Merry Christmas!
Track Name: Rockin' Christmas (Remix)
ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS MEDLEY (as recorded by Michelle Creber & Mic the Microphone)

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancin’ and prancin’ in jingle bell square
In the frosty air

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time, is a swell time
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-ap, jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat
That’s the jingle bell rock

Twas the night before Christmas and I couldn't miss it
I knew Santa Clause was deckin' halls, gettin' right down to business
And the kids, sound asleep, had written up all their wishlists
To hear his sleigh a-comin' and rumblin' 'round on Christmas
Day. As they say, it was quiet, nothin' was movin' through my house
I was enthused to be snoozin'; Sugar Plum Fairies about
I felt the roof shake like an earthquake, what on earth could make, someone stir and shake
Little did I know that Saint Nick has a guest and he wasn't here to give, but take
I crept down stairs and what I saw made me shudder
Wasn't Saint Claus, but another, I got my father and mother
And tried to nudge them awake but they just nodded and muttered
"You're fine dear. If you're scared, then just crawl under the covers."
I felt my heart racin', started pacin' in the halls
And tried to recall who or what is was that I saw
Saint Nick usin' the front door? No, through the chimney he falls
Or he came here for somethin' else... *GASP* to rob Santa Claus?
I couldn't sit down or stand around with some Grinch-like dude makin' not a sound
Gotta choose now or let every little kid wake up and lose... No, now I'm gonna do them proud
It's time to strap up, it's go time, Winter Wrap Up
If gifts he's gonna snatch up, then a gift he'll get when he's trapped up
I'll be like Rambo with Nerf guns at the ready
I'm gonna pop shots, perp best run before it gets heavy
I've got my arsenal set, you know I'm checkin' it twice
It's time to see if mister thief is feelin' naughty or nice

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancin’ and prancin’ in jingle bell square
In the frosty air
What a…

I knew the time was now, I had to go strike
Amidst the night lights, I took aim, had the fake in my sights and
And as he moved, I struck and gave him a fright
"You’re not robbin’ Santa this time!" I yelled with all of my might
And as I looked down upon him and got my targets locked on him
I took the first pop, walkin' as I pegged that appaulin'
Imposter. He tried to run but I knocked him down and jumped on him
Then I heard my name called and I paused looked around for what's callin'
And when I looked up, I was shook up, thought the perp I caught had worst luck
But the hurt shmuck that I ambushed was the real Big Man and it sure sucked
To be sittin' in the hot seat with Santa lookin' not pleased
With bag in hand as he tried stand, leavin' this little kid feelin' not eased
And I had to ask: "Man, is this some kinda trick?
What's up, Nick? Why'd you use the door? That isn't your schtick!"
And as I pointed and looked around somethin' finally clicked
He didn't come through our chimney because it doesn't exist
Oh. Uhh, ‘tis the season for forgiveness, right?
Umm, I’m still on the nice list right?