Santa Hat (feat. Deni Bonet) + Shouldn't Start on Christmas


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    Each record is painted on one side and plays two NSPS holiday classics on the other side.

    The price is high because each disk was separately recorded via lathe, so each has a unique recording and paint job. (Don't worry — we won't actually make any money! ;-) ) Note that these lathe-cuts are not high-fidelity, but scratchy, mono recordings. That's all part of the fun.

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The Christmas single the world has been waiting for.


released November 29, 2014

All songs written and produced by Jeremy Mathews.

Recorded at Sweet Pixie Studios, Salt Lake City, Utah.

John Howa
Jeremy Mathews
Sarah Morton
Steve Taggart

"Santa Hat" features Deni Bonet on violin and vocals.

Cover art by Sarah Morton. Colored by Jeremy Mathews, Sarah Morton, Janean Parker and Blackalicious Parker-Mathews.

Mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering.

© 2013-14 Jeremy Mathews.


all rights reserved


Track Name: Santa Hat (feat. Deni Bonet)
Put on your Santa hat
And don't worry about the rest
Then come meet me in the kitchen to bake out a Christmas fest
I will knead and roll your dough
And then cut out a soft embrace
You can eat my snickerdoodle
I'll wipe cinnamon from your face

Oh baby Santa hat
Put on your Santa hat

Put on your Santa hat
And that's all you need to wear
When we go erect your Christmas tree
And we trim it with great flare

My sweets will make your stocking bulge
Over my chimney so warm
In my closet I have games to play
While we're snowed-in by the storm

Oh baby Santa Hat
Put on your Santa hat

They say when the year reaches its end
That you should be near your special friend
So this is the time to make that hold true
And this is the time for me to show you
That "All Through the Night" is not just a carol
And we don't need much Christmas apparel
If you obey the mistletoe
No matter which way it will go


Put on your Santa hat
It's the greatest time of year

The greatest time to kneel down
And remind us why we're here

Take the one you love to hold
And really hold them dear

Let's make every day like Christmas,
Come and fill me with great cheer

Oh baby Santa hat
Put on your Santa hat
Track Name: Shouldn't Start on Christmas
If I took cocaine I might be more in touch with my surroundings
And this Capra film might move with magic once again
But I don't do drugs, and you shouldn't start on Christmas
Because the holidays are just to bridge the gap from now to then

If we get too numb, we won't feel the snow freezing our limbs off
But it's difficult to concentrate all of the time
Because the path's snowed over, and you can't clear it on Christmas
We'll stay in, stay warm and listen to iced-over chimes

For the season we'll pretend that we do not give in to anger
We'll dust off the songs and tell the world just how we feel
Because we always fight, but you shouldn't start on Christmas
Every year the world should take a month or two to rest and heal

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