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Exxon - Feels Like Christmas
Christmas singles

Psyko Records 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - PCDS001
Song Year    
1. Feels Like Christmas (5:25) 2011 Lyrics Chords
2. Christmas bells (4:05) 2012 Lyrics Chords
3. Little Candlelight (4:15) 2013 Lyrics Chords
4. I don't like Christmas (6:33) 2014 Lyrics Chords
5. Heavy Christmas (4:24) 2015 Lyrics Chords
6. Santaerobic (instrumental) (2:19) 2015 - Chords
7. Christmas forever (4:35) 2016 Lyrics Chords
8. Waiting for Christmas (4:37) 2017 Lyrics Chords
9. Christmas Sleigh (4:25) 2018 Lyrics Chords
10. Christmas song (5:55) 2019 Lyrics Chords
11. Juleklokker (Christmas bells with danish lyrics) (4:05) - Bonus 2012 Lyrics (page 2) Chords

Music and lyrics: Orla Hylleberg Eriksen

Orla Hylleberg Eriksen - Programmings, Guitars and Vocals

Feels like Christmas, composed and recorded in November 2011.
Christmas bells, composed and recorded in November 2012. (Danish version recorded in December 2012).
Little Candlelight, composed and recorded in November 2013.
I don't like Christmas, composed and recorded in November 2014.
Heavy Christmas, composed and recorded in November 2015.
Santaerobic, composed and recorded in December 2015.
Christmas forever, composed and recorded in November 2016.
Waiting for Christmas, composed and recorded in November 2017.
Christmas Sleigh, composed and recorded in October 2018.
Christmas song, composed and recorded in September 2019.


Produced by Orla Hylleberg Eriksen

I have never written a Christmas song before and never thought I'd be writing one, but there's a first time for everything. It was written for the 4Sound December competition and I saw it as a bit of a challenge. I further more decided to make a video for it. It then became a tradition to write a Christmas song every year. I didn't feel like making videos for the next Christmas songs to follow, but in 2015 I got Bo Rasmussen to help with making a video in Blender 2.73.

Programmed, recorded and mixed on Steinberg Cubase 6.05 - 10.5)
 

I did not expect that I'd be writing another Christmas song, but the 4Sound song competition for December 2012 was once again a Christmas song. I thought that I'd never come up with ideas for one more. But when I sat down at the keyboard things began to emerge. I did not expect the lyrics to be in danish, so I, as usual, wrote it in English, but later it appeared that the lyrics should be in Danish. So I had to translate it and record the vocals once again. thats why there's two versions of the song.

In 2013 I decided not to write anymore Christmas songs because no one asked for it, however an idea came up and I had to follow it.

In 2014 I got an idea for a Christmas song late in the summer. I wanted it to deal with unhappy love and not about snow and bells.

Again in the summertime of 2015 I got ideas for the next Christmas song. This time about eating and drinking. Later in December I made a short instrumental thing for Bo's Christmas video about Santa doing aerobics.

In 2016 I got plenty of time to write the Christmas song of the year due to staying home after my bicycle crash. It's a short song about enjoying the lights in this dark time of the year.

In the autumn of 2017 I began thinking of the Christmas song of this year. I've had the title in my mind for some time. This time the words came easy and the melody lines came smooth. The recording were also easy though I lost the first vocal take due to troubles with my pc.

In September 2019 I kinda panicked because I thought I couldn't come up with an idea for a christmas song. At first I thought that it would be just another christmas song. It became the idea. I shortened it to 'Christmas song'.


VSTi og plugins:
Native Instruments B4, Pro 53, G-Media M-Tron, Synth1, EVOL, Sylenth1,  Embracer and Steinberg Groove Angent One and HALion Sonic SE. Kjærhus Audio Plugins. Vocal treatment: Steinberg VariAudio. Mastered with IK T-RackS 3 (CS Grand) as plug-in from Steinberg WaveLab 7, 8, 8.5.
Keyboards and soundmodules
Roland D50, CME UF8 and Roland M-GS64 Sound Module, Roland A-88 (Heavy Christmas)
Guitars:
Hohner G3T and Caparison Horus (solo on Christmas bells), Steinberger GLB2 (Little Candlelight), Steinberger spirit (I don't like Christmas, Christmas forever), Kiesel Vader 7 and Parker Fly Mojo (Heavy Christmas, Christmas forever). Waiting for Christmas (Steinberger Spirit and Parker Fly Mojo)
Hardware:
Lexicon MPX 100 and MPX 200 Reverbs, Behringer Xenyx 2222 FX Mixer, Behringer Ultra Voice Pro and Behringer B2 Microphone. Echo Layla soundcard. Steinberg UR824 soundcard. Boss GT-3 guitarmultieffect.
From Christmas bells the MPX 200 has been replaced with t.c. M350 reverb and Behringer Ultra Voice Pro and Behringer B2 Microphone was replaced by dbx 376 channel strip and Røde NT2A microphone. From Heavy Christmas) The Behringer Xenyx 2222 FX Mixer has been replaced with a Yamanha MG16XU mixer and the dbx 376 channel strip has been left out. From Christmas forever the Echo Layla soundcard has been replaced with Steinberg UR824 soundcard.