Friday, December 23, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas Music: I Believe In Father Christmas



It will come as no surprise that I love this cover of Greg Lake's I Believe in Father Christmas. It captures not just the sadness of a child waiting all night for a Santa who never comes, it also captures the sadness of adults who grew up believing we could abolish poverty, injustice, war, suffering. In short, it isn't simply Santa's existence that the song questions. And the song is hopeful, reminding us that, in part, the act of believing in Father Christmas and peace on earth are part of what gets us the Christmas we deserve.

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