♫ Where Are You Christmas? ♫

It started with rawgod telling me of a couple of his friend Gail’s favourite songs, the first on the list being Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, which I played a few nights ago, as it also has special meaning for me!  And then I thought, what the heck, why not ask for a few fun, non-religious, Christmas-themed song requests, and I now have a list!  I promise that I will be playing each and every one of them over the next week, even if I need to double up on the music posts!  But tonight, I am playing my own request.

I don’t think I am alone … no, I know I am not alone … in feeling a certain sadness, a lack of joy this holiday season, as I watch what is happening not only in the U.S., but in countries around the globe.  I simply have no holiday spirit, no Joie de vivre, this year.  I had to be practically dragged out to shop, to get a tree, and while I’m usually a joyous holiday baker, I have made only a few things, most of which didn’t turn out right this year.  Thank you, Donald Trump and cronies.

Anyway, this song was in my mind today, and so …

Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You? is a song co-written by James Horner and Will Jennings for the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000. In the film, it is first sung by Taylor Momsen, who played Cindy Lou Who.

Mariah Carey co-wrote a full-length version of the song with additional lyrics, renamed Where Are You Christmas?, for the film’s soundtrack. The song was originally recorded by Carey, but because of a legal case with her ex-husband Tommy Mottola, it could not be released, so it was re-recorded and released by Faith Hill. A CD single of Hill’s rendition was released December 11, 2000. A video was released featuring Hill singing from the Grinch’s mountaintop home, interspersed with clips from the film and a cameo appearance by Momsen as Cindy Lou Who.

Where Are You Christmas
Faith Hill

Oh, hmm
Where are you Christmas
Why can’t I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can’t I hear music play

My world is changing
I’m rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too

Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I’m not the same one
See what the time’s done
Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh

If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

Oh, I feel you Christmas
I know I’ve found you
You never fade away, oh
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas
Fill your heart with love

Songwriters: James Horner / Mariah Carey / Wilbur Jennings
Where Are You Christmas lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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