MC Elfie making noise for the Holiday Train

CALGARY — The CP Holiday Train has inspired its first ever animated music video now playing on YouTube.

MC Elfie and Santa both rap about the Holiday Train, its mission for food banks and the generosity of communities in this two minute flick that captures the true spirit of the season.

Based on the song ” Holiday Train Wrap” featured on the new Holiday Train Tracks CD and real footage from Holiday Train events, Montreal-based animator Daniel Gies lends his warm, friendly and eclectic decoupage style animation to this project.

“CP’s Holiday Train is a great festive event for communities to get together and give back,” said Gies. “This flick combines animation and video in a way that hopefully extends the reach of this magical train of lights to even more giving people.”

The CD, Holiday Train Tracks, was released earlier this week. Copies of the CD and all online sales will be donated to food banks along this year’s Holiday Train route, which will be used to raise additional funds or awareness at the local level. CDs are also available for download online through iTunes and cdbaby.com or hard copies can be purchased at events or on www.cpr.ca.