Today I was sitting in a sandwich shop eating lunch and trying to tune out the Christmas music when The Christmas Song came on the radio. For pretty much everyone, this is no big deal. It's a Christmas song, it's the Christmas season, it's bound to happen. But The Christmas Song was my dad's favorite holiday song and I can't even begin to count how many times we have listened to this song while decorating our tree, driving home from Christmas eve at my grandparents every year or just because.
When I got back to work, I put my headphones in and turned on the The Christmas Song while I worked. For that split second each time I played it, I was back at my grandparents house, surrounded by my family, laughing and digging into some delicious tamales. That feeling of excitement for the next morning and contentment that everyone I cared about was in one place may not happen again for a long time. Yes, I can still surround myself with my closest loved ones this Christmas eve, but there's still something missing. It's hard to explain how awesome the feeling is when I listen to The Christmas Song, but it makes me so happy. In case you are now wanting to listen to the song, I've posted the video below. :)
Below is my all-time favorite Christmas song by Stevie Wonder. And here is a special version, for anyone who wants to listen. ;)
Merry Christmas season!