Well Christmas time has come and gone but the Australian Songwriters Association wants to hear new songs this Christmas from young musicians.

Let's make sure there are some contributions which include the real meaning of Christmas.

Chairman Denny Burgess told mX newspaper recently that traditional Christmas songs weren’t cool. He was quoted as saying: “Young, cool songwriters tend to think, ‘Christmas song? Bah humbug’, because they’re all a bit cheesy. But I can’t think of any modern musicians who have written their own Christmas song.”

If you have a gift for song-writing, write a Christmas song and keep the real meaning of Christmas in the lyrics. Contact the Australian Songwriters Association.