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The Music and Voiceovers

The show consists of traditional Christmas songs arranged specifically for synchronizing lights to music.  Both the Ultimate Tree and the other trees and house lights are synchronized to the music.

My good friends Mark Thies and Monique Danielle created much of the music locally at Markosa studios featuring hi-res digital recording equipment.

Some of these songs first debuted at the premier of City Lights when Downtown Kansas City "re-lit" the re-emerging downtown landscape.  Later the songs were released on CD and are available locally and on-line.  If you would like to buy Monique's CD click the picture of the CD (or scroll down).

Christmas With Monique

What's unique about these Christmas songs is that each one also has a corresponding MIDI file that describes every note in the song and allows the lights to be synchronized down to 1/100th of a second.

This Year's Christmas Songs:

  • It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas (Monique)
  • Carol of the Bells (Monique)
  • Winter Wonderland (Johnny Mathis)
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Monique)
  • My Favorite Things (Monique)
  • Linus and Lucy (Instrumental - Mark Thies)
  • Sleigh Ride (Johnny Mathis)
  • Fum, Fum, Fum (Instrumental - Mark Thies)
  • Frosty the Snowman (Monique)
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Johnny Mathis)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Monique)
  • The Little Drummer Boy (Monique)

All the songs are quite impressive, but the two where Monique really shines through are "Carol of the Bells" and "My Favorite Things".

Where to get Monique's Christmas CD

The CD "Christmas With Monique Danielle" is available locally and on-line at the following locations.  In addition to the songs used in the Ultimate Tree show, it also contains an unbelievable version of "Breath of Heaven" and the traditional "Silver Bells".

Song Introductions and Voiceovers

In 2009 I decided to add a professional "voice" to my display.  Somehow I stumbled upon Kevin Dunn who has done voiceovers for many Christmas displays around the country.  I contaced Kevin and he did a great job creating song introductions and other fun "commercials" for the display.  Kevin does voiceovers for other applications as well and I would highly recommend him.