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Holiday Song Creates Controversy by Reviving the Christmas Spirit

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Buffalo, NY - The writing team of Taylor and Reile of Van-i-T Publishing have renewed the spirit of the holiday season with the re-release of their sure to be hit single, “Let's Celebrate Christ". Van Taylor and Teresa Reile have come up with a holiday hit that puts the meaning of Christmas back into the word. The upbeat, jazzy song has everyone singing the lyrics and dancing to the beat.

“It's not possible to sit still when you hear this one! It's going to go in the history books as a bonafide Christmas Carol that kids will be singing throughout time," says Brian Smith, an unexpected fan. “I'm not a Christian, but this song has that special 'something' about it, that just makes you smile and think twice about what the holiday season is all about."

When Teresa received the call from Van on a Saturday to write a song about Christmas, the lyrics immediately came to mind and the song was born. The song was written on Sunday, recorded on Tuesday, pressed on CD the following Saturday and it was playing on the radio the following Monday.

Christian Stations immediately started playing it. One such station, WDCX out of Buffalo, NY ran the song from Thanksgiving straight through to Easter!

Reile and Taylor believe this is because there has not been a Christmas song written in a very long time that has a danceable beat, catchy lyrics and actually sings the praises of what the holiday is really about.

“Teresa has a way with words that can be put to music in a very pleasing manner", says Taylor. “Her meter is perfect. That's why we make such a good team. When I read her words, I hear the music to go along with them".

Teresa chimed in, “Van and I have a way of working together that is uncanny. We seem to be on the same level when it comes to creativity and getting the job done. This particular song came together as if it were divinely inspired...and to be honest, we think it was. “ Van Taylor, international jazz musician has traveled the world entertaining our troops and is the principal of Van Taylor Productions.

Teresa Reile is a writer who has penned lyrics, comedy shows, speeches, and has co-authored an upcoming comedy movie among other things.

Both call Western NY their home. To say that they are a combination of lyrical poet and musical songsmith would be on the mark. “Let's Celebrate Christ" can be found at CD Baby and tunecore.com



Credits: Will Holton on sax (#2 on the bill board jazz charts this summer with his new CD with Najee), Tim Webb on drums, Joyce Wilson Nixon - vocals, Melissa Kate - vocals, Walter Kemp III - piano, Richard Valentino on bass and Van Taylor on keyboards. Recorded at Holton Labs in Buffalo, NY. Mastered by Mike Brydalski.

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