Jim Blum tells it this way: Loudon was playing the 40th Kent State Folk Festival in November, 2006. It was too late for that year?s ?Ornaments? but would he be interested in offering a song for next year?s show? Jim told him a few of the details, only newly recorded stuff, versions not already on CD?s, etc. ?You could perform one now, we?re recording the Festival...? said Jim.

This discussion was taking place just before Loudon was to follow Tom Paxton (another Ornaments alumnus) on stage. Loudon said, ?Sure, here?s one...? He proceeded to march onto the stage and launched immediately into this year?s version of his ?Suddenly Its Christmas.? Hey, we wish collecting songs for this show was always that easy!