Sigh….no singer’s voice today can match the beauty of Karen’s Carpenter’s alto tone….
It stopped feeling like truly Christmas when I lost my father, so this song reminds me of him. I am not feeling particularly depressed, because B cheered me up today, but Christmas in particular always reminds me of him (he was my Santa Claus after all, whether I was 5 or 25, whether it was Christmas or just any other day). it was not about presents – he just embodied the spirit of the season for me. Just hoping against hope that I get to see him again one day, with this line ringing true, “In my dreams, I’m Christmassing with you…”
This reminds me of a childhood flashback. When I was about four or five, (because we officially didn’t celebrate Christmas, although my dad got us presents) I used to secretly hang (more like place beside my pillow) my ‘stocking’ before I went to bed on Christmas Eve. I was a bit forlorn to discover it was not filled the next day. The thing is I didn’t tell anyone about it besides my sister who I think did the same. I thought maybe my stocking was not the real one. It was a normal tiny old white sock and I figured maybe it wasn’t big enough to hold anything. It didn’t looks like the real red and green felt stockings I saw on TV. Anyway my sadness soon turned to joy when I got presents and we went out to my cousin’s house and got to see the beautiful sparkly tree and had Christmas Fruit Cake and other goodies to take home. I think I really loved the rum spiced cake and must have got tipsy on it.
Sorry to make anyone feel down. I hope you all have a wonderful Merry Christmas with your loved ones. This song will get your spirits up for sure. Show Choir and Christmas songs – could there be anything better than the Glee treatment?