I hear them now, in the warmth of our home, cold air and snow outside.
Hot chocolate or coffee in a cup, thinking of what inspired the songs.
Those inspired by the boys fighting a war far away....how important it was for them to write home, to call home if possible, to get mail from home, thinking of times when the family was together in a warm home, no matter how poor...security in an insecure world, longing for peace...
Those inspired by faith, and visions of being far away from a different kind of home, longing still for security and peace...I'll Be Home for ChristmasI'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Silent NightThe First NoelOh Little Town of Bethlehem
Those inspired by the remembered joys of the season...
And so many others...most are generations old, songs you have heard since childhood. They are more than just songs of a season or even of your religious faith. Your favorites reach deep into your memories and who you are.Jingle BellsJoy to the WorldHark the Herald Angels Sing
Your favorites? My favorites come with a mental image from long ago, painted and written about five years ago now: My songs of Christmas