I love Christmas music.
I know I may come across sometimes as a curmudgeon who hates all things beautiful - Top 40 Radio, Reality TV, Justin Bieber. And while I will rail against the commercialism of this season, I do love Christmas music.
So here is a Christmas song. No it's not your traditional fa la la la la, but it has some nods to a few of my favorite carols.
|Football on Christmas, 1914|
Oh my dearest Annabelle
with frozen fingers fingers and a heart that's true
I write to you.
How I wish for sunny days
when warmth above would cast its rays on you
all dressed in blue
Its Christmas eve tonight on the battlefield
My rifle I will rest, my pen I'll wield
Though so many men have died
in brutal bloodshed from the other side
I live for you
Strip away this uniform
and I will stand here unadorned, the man
that you once knew
This Christmas night is shining, bright and blue
Star of wonder and might bring me home to you
Through the crispness of this
bitter night we hear O Tannenbaum and Yule
ring clear and true
Candle clad and arm in arm
they march across the death fields bearing truce
a peace filled fruit
Stille nacht, Heilige nacht
Alles schlaft, Einsam wacht
As I pen these words
with frostbit hand I hear the Christmas bells ring through
the dawn is new
Close my eyes I'm taken back
to Sunday morning snowflakes landing on
turn into dew
Peace on earth, good will towards man
Father son and ghost have mercy on this land
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