Probably the most requested album I hear about from people who had a copy but then eventually lost it…
You have to assume ‘Santa Claus is Canadian’ was a pretty big hit because they came back the following year with ‘Christmas is For Children’, using a lot of the same talent and resources, this time with all new originals, geared perhaps a little more towards Children.
From the back cover:
Christmas is a festive time for almost all of us, but it holds a special magic for children. Music is as much a part of the magic as brightly wrapped presents, holiday treats, and Santa. That’s why this album was commissioned by the Ontario Lottery Corporation. A number of artists were asked to put together a Christmas album for those who love that time the most. The result is a musical celebration of the fact that Christmas really is for children. And you may enjoy the songs as much as the kids, because there’s a little part in all of use, that never quite grows up.
All the music in this album was composed, arranged, performed and recorded in Canada by Canadians, and provides a showcase for the diverse talents of the contributing artists. It also represents a cultural contribution to the province.
Since its inception in 1975, the Ontario Lottery Corporation has been contributing to the quality of life here. Sports complexes, hospitals and research facilities are just a few beneficiaries of Lottery funds.
We offer this album at no extra cost to all players of the Ontario Lotteries and wish you a Merry Christmas, a happy New Year and Good Luck in the Lottery!
D. Norman Morris
Ontario Lottery Corporation