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“I released my very own Christmas record “I Love Santa”! Yup it’s true! And I am so EXCITED!!!!! Yippeeeee. Ever since I first started singing in Newfoundland, I’ve wanted to do a record of all my favourite Christmas songs. And I’ve done it. WOW, I can’t believe it. So check it out, my favs, from Dean Martin to Elvis to a couple of my own originals. I hope you like it. And if you see me coming to your town come check me out live.

Lots of love,

Missus Christmas
Kim Stockwood”


I Love Santa

2006


01 I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
02 We Wish You the Merriest
03 If Everyday was Like Christmas
04 Home This Christmas
(How Water Street Lit Up the Sky)
05 Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me
06 Silver Bells
07 A Holly Jolly Christmas
08 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
09 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10 I Love Santa
11 Silent Night
(Featuring Damhnait Doyle & Tara MacLean)
12 O Christmas Tree
13 A Marshmallow World


Home This Christmas

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We Wish You the Merriest

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“I Love Santa is an all-out celebration of Christmas at its most indulgent, chocolate-filled, and tinsel-laden, all the way from the silky rendition of “It’s a Marshmallow World” right down to the Christmas pudding recipe tucked inside the jewel case. This is Kim Stockwood’s first solo effort in seven years, and she dolls up holiday standards like “Silver Bells” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with the same sass and brass found on her previous albums. It isn’t all bright and bouncy stuff; the mischievousness gives way to some poignant moments on the sepia-tinted “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and the earthy, lingering “Silent Night” (which features appearances by Stockwood’s fellow Shaye members Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean). Stockwood wrote a couple new songs for I Love Santa. “Home This Christmas,” co-written with Tim Bovaconti, is an ambling, bluesy homage to Stockwood’s native Newfoundland, and the title track, penned just before the album went to print, is a jaunty ode to jolly old Saint Nick…”
Margaret Reges, All Music Guide

“Another East Coast songbird with a holiday disc is Kim Stockwood, whose I Love Santa (turtlemusik) is the kind of upbeat and spunky disc you’d expect from the singer who first serenaded us with a song called Jerk. Freely admitting that she was inspired by the classic Christmas LPs by Dean Martin and Elvis Presley, Stockwood wraps up a swinging, jingley affair that includes the jazzy original title track and a warm remembrance of childhood St. John’s holidays on Home This Christmas (How Water Street Lit Up the Night). Stockwood gives Holly Jolly Christmas a welcome rocking upgrade, and she’s joined by Shaye-mates Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean on a glowing Silent Night. It’s a perfect soundtrack to eat Purity Jam Jams and eggnog by.”
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS

“For sheer Christmas spirit it would be difficult to surpass I Love Santa, Kim Stockwood’s first full-length offering. The Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best known of late for her work with Shaye, serves up delightful renditions of classic holiday fare like Holly Jolly Christmas, A Marshmallow World, Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me, Silver Bells and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. The material on I Love Santa is primarily upbeat, but for those who simply want to park their shopped-out bodies in front of the Christmas tree and bask in the glow of the lights, she offers I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, a chestnut generally associated with Dean Martin, a cover of Elvis Presley’s If Everyday Was Like Christmas and the charming Home This Christmas, one of two Stockwood originals on the album. Stockwood’s bandmates Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean join her here on Silent Night. Stockwood is in excellent voice, and the arrangements are great. If any new CDs have a shot at becoming a Christmas classic this is it.”
(Rating: 3 1/2 stars out of 5)
The Guardian, Charlottetown PEI



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