Michael Kollwitz

Santa Plays The Stick CD


Winner of ZMR’s Best Holiday Album of 2019, Top 5 Billboard New Age and GMA...


SHIPPING: only 1¢ cent! Winner of Zone Music Reporter’s award for Best Holiday Album of 2019. Unbeknownst to most, Santa Claus himself is a Chapman Stick player! He gets a lot of practice in the summer months at the North Pole when he’s not keeping the elves busy and the workshop tidy. He hopes you and your family will enjoy these timeless favorites and four (4) new originals.

Santa’s first album on The Chapman Stick won a Silver Medal Award in the Instrumental category of the prestigious international Global Music Awards and also debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Ten New Age albums in November 2019. Mrs. Claus was so proud of him that she hung the plaque in Santa’s workshop!

15 tracks – total playing time – 49:32

  1. Away In A Manger
  2. Pile Of Presents
  3. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  4. The First Noel
  5. I Saw Three Ships
  6. Deck The Halls
  7. Angels We Have Heard On High
  8. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
  9. Snow Ride
  10. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  11. December Wedding
  12. We Three Kings
  13. Basket Full Of Joy
  14. Silent Night


Charting: Debuted at #4 on Billboard Top Ten New Age Albums Chart Nov. 2019

Debuted at #3 on New Age Music Chart (NAMC) Nov. 2019- remained in Top Ten at #7 in Dec. 2019

Winner: Silver Medal Award in the Instrumental category from the Global Music Awards


“I appreciate how the album’s title and artwork conveys a sense of humor on the part of the artist, although make no mistake about it, Michael Kollwitz’ musical ingenuity and talent are not to be taken lightly.” – Candice Michelle, Aural Awakenings

“It is the most creative, playful, and joyous Christmas album that I have heard in years. Kollwitz’s selection of Christmas carols and original songs is enough to convince me; If Santa plays an instrument, it must be the Chapman Stick!” – BT Fasmer, NewAgeMusic.guide

“It is not all that often that an album of Christmas cheer receives accolades well before the release date, but Michael Kollwitz’ latest album Santa Plays the Stick, did just that and as each of the traditional and non-traditional songs unfurls, it is very easy to see why this album has attracted much attention.” – Janet Mawdesley, Blue Wolf Reviews (Australia)

“Kollwitz’s music is fifteen tracks of traditional Christmas fare without jingled bells and with some very merry tones. It is light, cheerful, and there’s even some jolly in it. All an all, a good album for wrapping the presents and building new Christmas memories. – R J Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews

“Michael’s playing makes this a CD you’ll want in your collection to treasure for all your [holiday] seasons to come! I give Michael a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this splendid seasonal sound adventure.” – Dick Metcalf, ContemporaryFusionReviews.com

“All the classics are easily recognized, i.e. he does not needlessly embellish them (a smart decision, that) nor deviate from the main melodies. As a result, I found myself thoroughly enjoying his versions of these holiday favorites.” – Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire (blog)

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