NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE by Chester Nichols

Just in time for the Holiday Season!

Here's a song inspired by my mom's legendary "Fruit Cake". It's a fun, funny and funky tune with a street-corner, kitchen-sink, boogie-woogie, ragtime, hybrid-country backing track. Hope you enjoy it. Sadly, you'll need to bring your own fruit cake to the "party".

Read on:


“That’s My Town At Christmas”  


Music and Lyric by Chester (Chet) Nichols, Jr  (ASCAP)

Copyright 2022 by Chester (Chet) Nichols, Jr (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)   ALL RIGHTS RESERVED    






There’s a place I know where the sleigh bells ring                                                         

And the songs of the season make us join in and sing                                                   

And the merchants on Main Street, love to put on a show                                           

By dressing all the kissing booths with mistletoe and bows.                                        


That’s my town at Christmas                                                                                               

Yeah, my town at Christmas                                                                                                

So, put on your Christmas sweater and be watching for my sleigh                          

‘Cause me and Mr. Jingles are gonna carry you away                                                  

To my town at Christmas.                                                                                                 


It’s where people tell these tales of elves they can’t see                                             

And the reindeer that soar high above the trees                                                                   

Whatever’s in that punch bowl, well it really puzzles me                                                          

‘Cause we all wind-up in a conga line dancing round the tree                                  


That’s in my town at Christmas                                                                                        

Yeah, my town at Christmas                                                                                              

And we’ll stop n get jelly roll along the way                                                    

So, Santa has a treat when he flies away                                                                            

From my town at Christmas                                                             


Now, the old folks and their walkers love skiing down the hills                           

And good ole Uncle Chester’s passing out $100 dollar bills                                   

And the children in their PJs, are yawning sleepyheads                                         

Till Santa hits the radar and they scramble up to bed                                            

Verse 3:

Then we go singing door-to-door to the last place left to go                                   

It’s a ride up to the chapel, thru the moonlight and the snow                                

The pastor appears with his violin and fires up his bow                                              

And we all start to dance again to a joyous do-see-doe                                                

In my town at Christmas                                                                                                 


When I tasted Grandma’s fruit cake, I knew something was wrong                           

‘Cause the scent of Captain Morgan was suspiciously too strong                          

But a smiling wink from Grandpa, made my “Reindeer nose” go on                        

That’s the family recipe, that made me write this song.                                        


That’s my town at Christmas                                                                                         

Yeah, my town at Christmas                                                                                            

We all take turns shaking tambourines                                                                          

And pass round a jug of sweet poteen                                                                         

In my town at Christmas                                                                                                  

Our hands and voices are raised to the sky                                                                                    

To everyone in heaven in a conga line                                                                            

Above my town at Christmas                                                                                          

That’s my town at Christmas                                                                                          

That’s my town at Christmas                                                                                          

"Ho-ho-ho-ho!" (Quote)


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Hi Chet, 

Me and my 5.5-year-old daughter just listened to your new Christmas tune, "That's My Town At Christmas". As a matter of fact, we are listening to it this very second for, I believe, the 5th time. My daughter really likes it and keeps wanting to hear it again and I agree with her.

Writing a Christmas song is not hard (yah right lol), but writing a good Christmas tune that people want to hear over and over again is VERY hard to do and you have done a pretty good job with this song so hats off to you, and my daughter concurs. Great job man!! :-)

Best of luck to you