Shake Up Christmas

Album: Christmas In Tahoe (2010)
Charted: 99
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Songfacts®:

  • This was recorded by San Francisco-based rock band Train for Coca-Cola's 2010 Christmas advertising campaign. The lyrics talk about spreading joy and love and include the chorus:

    Shake it up, shake up the happiness
    Wake it up, wake up the happiness
    Come on y'all, it's Christmas time
  • Train singer Pat Monahan told Reuters the song is about wanting to conjure holiday joy during tough times having come across so many people struggling during the economic downturn. He added that writing a song only for commerce reasons seemed cynical. Approaching a song that way, he said, "you are not going to write inspiring music. I think of what I did with 'Shake Up Christmas' as a 'how can I help' spread some happiness."

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