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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: Download “Snow Falls Down” by Good Old War (playing tonight at the TLA)


WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Snow Falls Down” by our friends Good Old War, who perform tonight at the TLA with Vacationer opening the show. It’s been a busy and quite successful year for Good Old War. They released Come Back As Rain last March and since then the band has been on almost non-stop tour which included their performance at last July’s XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here. Below, download “Snow Falls Down.”

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: Download “You, Me & The Christmas Tree” by Shaun Ruymen


WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “You, Ne & The Christmas Tree” by singer-songwriter Shaun Ruymen. In addition to an EP and a full length that he’s released, Ruymen’s songs have been featured in television and movies. Ruymen is performing at World Cafe Live on January 3rd. Go here for more information about the show. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here. Below, download Shaun’s “You, Me & the Christmas Tree.”

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: Download “Merry Xmas This Year” by Pete Donnelly

WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Merry Xmas This Year” by singer-songwriter, producer, member of the Figgs and NRBQ Pete Donnelly. After several years in the making, Donnelly released his debut album, When You Come Home, last year to excellent reviews and support from WXPN. In February Donnelly heads to Japan to tour with Jim Boggia, but not before playing his own solo show at the Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square on January 25th. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here. Download “Merry Xmas This Year” from Pete below.

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: Download “Don’t Tell Me It’s Christmas” by John Francis

WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Don’t Tell Me It’s Christmas” by singer-songwriter John Francis. John has a show with Ben Arnold on New Year’s Eve at Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville. Francis has also organized the City Of Love Fest on January 12th at Underground Arts to raise funds for the Broad Street Ministry’s hospitality initiative and he hosts the “Magic Hour” singer-songwriter night at Fergie’s Pub every Tuesday evening. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here.

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: Download “Baby’s First Christmas” by Deb Callahan


WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Baby’s First Christmas” by blues/soul and rock and roller Deb Callahan. Callahan has been a mainstay of the blues scene here and throughout the region since the 90′s when she began performing live. She released her debut album in 2002 and is currently working on her fifth album, to be released next year. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here. Deb performs tonight at The Twisted Tale Bourbon Bar & Juke Joint. Below, download the very soulful “Baby’s First Christmas.”

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: Download “Son, You Should Come Home for Christmas” by Ben Smith

WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Son, You Should Come Home For Chritsmas” by singer-songwriter Ben Smith. You can download the song below, but be sure to download the song’s B-Side, “Black Friday” from Smith’s Old Man Winter, Volume 2 here. Recorded at Milkboy Philly, the song includes Matt Magarahan on drums and bassist Tim Celfo. Smith has been one of XPN’s long time favorite singer-songwriters with an excellent body of work behind him as a solo artist and with his bands Missing Palmer West and Wise and Foolish Builders. A year ago Smith was featured in a Key Studio Video Session that you can watch here. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here.

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The 12 Days of Local Christmas: Download “Coming Home” by Ryan Tennis

WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Coming Home” by singer-songwriter Ryan Tennis. Tennis recently released his first full length album, Pack Light but Bring Everything, produced by Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, Soul Asylum, Graham Parker). The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local pick of the day. Below, download the rootsy stomper “Coming Home” You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here. Tennis and the Clubhouse Band perform a free show tonight at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope and a show at The Grape in Manayunk on Thursday, December 20th.

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