Last year we picked up our guitars and warmed up our larynx and recorded a Christmas song, our own version of “Oh Holy Night”, to celebrate the onset of Christmas. This year we wanted to do a song again and decided on “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”. It’s super chill and laid back. Emily kills it on vocals and I do my best to keep up with her on guitar.
What does this have to do with photography? Nothing really, but we’re just regular people and a lot of us happen to love music. This song was written in 1943 in honor of the WW2 soldiers who weren’t able to be home with their loved ones for Christmas. A fun fact courtesy of Wikipedia.
As Christmas comes and goes in the next few days we hope that you’ll be able to take some time to reflect on what it’s really all about. As Linus reminds us in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”:
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. -Luke 2:9-12
The God of the universe, creator of all things, came to earth in the form of a baby. That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
We hope you enjoy watching and listening. Merry Christmas to you and yours.