The 'Christmas Shoes' is a story that was circulating on the Internet in the 90s. It's a sad story of a little boy trying to buy a special pair of shoes at a store for his dying mother for Christmas. However, he didn't have enough money to pay for them at the cash register. Fortunately, he was rescued by a kindly stranger who saved the day and paid the difference to help the young boy buy them.
      Out of that story grew "The Christmas Shoes," a song written by Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom of the Christian group NewSong. The song became a hit for the band on the country, AC and pop charts, and became a modern Christmas standard that paved the way for books and television movies based on the story. Oddly enough, 'The Christmas Shoes' was never a hit at Christian radio.
      Leonard Ahlstrom left NewSong and moved to Chicago where he's now the worship pastor for a large church. He speaks fondly of the song, especially since he not only co-wrote it but also produced it.
      "Eddie and I wrote the first verse and chorus but sat on it for a couple years because nobody really seemed interested in the idea," he said. "We finally finished it and I produced it myself, never imagining that it would mean so much to so many people, and that it would still be getting airplay years later."
      Ahlstrom's son, Aaron, is lead vocalist for Nashville-based indie pop rockers Eastern Block. He said, "An old friend of mine called me just today, and said, 'I just heard your song on the radio and thought I'd give you a call.' It's been wonderful that people still hear it, that it still means something to people year after year."

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