A Merry Christmas with Music from Meaghan Smith

I have something special for you – my lovely readers. Today I’ll be doing my first giveaway on The Fig Tree just in time for the Christmas baking season. I’ve been listening to this Meaghan Smith album (It Snowed) non-stop the past few weeks. It’s the perfect Christmas album to bake to. Perfect to play for Holiday dinner parties as well! The album is truly unique and a shining star amongst all of the Christmas albums out there. Meaghan has managed to take older Christmas tunes such as Silver Bells and turn it into something really special. Meaghan’s version of Silver Bells can actually be heard in the upcoming Christmas episode of The New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel. Many of Meaghan’s songs have a classic jazzy sound, but with an edge. She’s recreated Drummer Boy with a fun, youthful hip-hop beat. Her version of Christmas Time is Here (ie. from Charlie Brown Christmas) is so catchy and playful. And I have a soft spot for her version of Baby It’s Cold Outside, as she does a duet with one of my favourite musicians – Buck 65. The real gem of the album is the dreamy, wintery song – It Snowed. It’s guaranteed to put you in the Christmasy of moods!

Last weekend, I was lucky to attend a small, intimate concert here in town put on by Meghan Smith herself. She mainly played her fantastic Christmas songs, but also threw in some of her beautiful songs from her debut album The Cricket’s Orchestra. All of her songs were performed with husband (or as she calls him ‘her husBAND”). The two of them have such chemistry on stage. Meaghan has such a fun stage presence and is so charming. I highly recommend both of her albums – It Snowed and The Cricket’s Orchestra. Both albums are available on iTunes and in record stores throughout Canada. Her voice will truly knock your socks off. A true Canadian talent!

Also, be sure to check out Meaghan’s website for her upcoming tour schedule.

If you’d like to be entered into a draw to win this fantastic Christmas album, please leave a comment detailing your favourite Christmas song. I’ll be announcing a winner on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Please check back on Wednesday to see if you’ve won! Note: Winner will be chosen at random. 



  1. says

    My favourite old time Christmas carol is “What Child is This?”
    A newer favourite is Alan Jackson & Alison Krauss – “The Angels Cried”

  2. says

    I would have to say Christmastime is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio [So I’m especially intrigued to hear Meaghan Smith’s version.]. In fact, at this time of year I usually plug in the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack and leave it running on continuous loop. Enya’s Silent Night in Gaelic is also very beautiful.

  3. says

    My favourite Christmas song is “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas” from the Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. Nothing puts me in the holiday mood like that song. Although, you may not be able to get the song out of your head once it gets in there! :-)

  4. Liz says

    I love love love ‘White Christmas’. Originally, it was the version heard on the “Home Alone” soundtrack (Aaaahhhh!!!). Right now, though, I am seriously, enjoying the Michael Buble version. :D

  5. says

    I’m with Liz. My favourite is Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”. Not sure what version was in Home Alone, but the only version to listen to is Bing Crosby’s. Fifty million people can’t be wrong: that’s how many copies have been sold. Beautiful music, lyrics and that voice! The best Christmas song ever.

  6. says

    She has a great voice to listen to! One of my old favourite Christmas songs is “Old Toy Trains” by Nana Mouskouri….and I love the whole Home Alone soundtrack too!

  7. says

    We have one of Meaghan Smith’s songs on our ipod that was downloaded last season and I could just listen to it over and over again. Such a beautiful jazzy, soulful voice. I have two favourite songs. We love to sing “I want a hippo for Christmas with the kids” and I love “It Snowed”.

  8. says

    Been loving “It Snowed” as I listen to the single on my daily commute. Am super excited about attending her concert here in Halifax on Friday :-)

  9. says

    “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” makes me want to skip around in the snow the way I did when I was a kid. Brings back that carefree feeling of childhood.

  10. Anonymous says

    Sending this anonymously…the new one by JB – Under the Mistletoe is my fav new Christmas song. Though I like anything that Michael Buble sings!

  11. says

    I think Christmas songs that show us that not only this is a time to interact with family and be grateful for what not what you get but what you can give, because of this two of my favourite chrsitmas songs are; War is Over – John Lennon, and Christmas Shoes by Newsong. Both these songs can touch anyone’s heart and make you realize that there are other people out there that don’t have what we have. A third song worth mentioning is “Do they know its christmas time” by Band Aid. Happy Holidays everyone and warm wishes for all. – KB

  12. Louise says

    I love “Oh Holy Night” sung by John Berry, he’s a country singer but the song has no twang to it. He sings it like the original song years ago. So beautiful I make a point of listening to it almost every night.

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