Ok. I like holiday music. And I like it throughout the year, although I like a lot of other stuff too.
But I also like taking holiday lyrics wildly out of context and using them to soothe my heart. Holiday lyrics always seem so kind. I can’t resist them.
So here are some of my favorites, and if I have a favorite version of the song, I linked to it.
Merry Everything, and Happy Always. To you and your loved ones.
Let your heart be light.
– Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I’ll be home… if only in my dreams.
– I’ll Be Home for Christmas
May your days be merry and bright.
– White Christmas
If you’ll really hold me tight, all the way home I’ll be warm.
– Let it Snow!
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile.
– Mr Grinch
Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is the new bird.
– Winter Wonderland
If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
Upon this winter night with you
– Song for a Winter’s Night
** sidenote: Sarah McLachlan’s holiday album “Wintersong” is my favorite album for the season.