Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gotta Get Me Some Newer Christmas Tunes

Here are 2 newer Christmas songs - at least from this century - about home and hurrying back home for Christmas. There is also a Chris Rea song from 1988, but what can I say it's Chris Rea.  All three, in different ways, are writing about the same things - love and that being together is the best gift of all. 

If you have a favourite Christmas song about home that I should know about please send me a comment.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
Stephen Mullock

1. Love is Christmas by Sara Bareilles

Love Is Christmas
I don’t care if the house is packed
Or the strings of light are broken
I don’t care if the gifts are wrapped
Or there’s nothing here to open
Love is not a toy, and no paper will conceal it
Love is simply joy that I’m home
I don’t care if the carpet's stained we've got food upon our table
I don’t care if it’s gonna rain, our little room is warm and stable
Love is who we are, and no season can contain it
Love would never fall for that
We sing oo
Let love lead us, love is Christmas
Why so scared that you’ll mess it up? When perfection keeps you haunted
All we need is your best my love, that’s all anyone ever wanted
Love is how we do, let no judgment overrule it
Love I look to you, and I sing
Let love lead us, love is Christmas
Let love lead us, love is Christmas
Songwriters: Sara Bareilles
Love Is Christmas lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

2. Hurry Home - Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies played the Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs this past July 2016 and I was in audience.  A great evening of music so if they are ever in your neighbourhood don't hesitate but go out and see them. I also own their Christmas CD and it is a recommended holiday purchase.

3. Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea

What a great voice Chris Rea and a touching song.