Friday, December 08, 2006

Sad Christmas songs...

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I am one of those kind of people- the kind that has somewhat of a hard time at Christmas. The holiday blues, you know? I must say that God seems to have healed me from bipolar disorder. A wonderful thing, that.
But it seems the holiday blues thing is still with me....
I am blogging about it because I have noticed something this year. I really enjoy those bluesy Christmas songs.... You know like, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas? Or Joni Mitchell's "River" (a.k.a. "Comin' On Christmas"), Elvis's "Blue Christmas," Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas," The Eagles' "Please Come Home For Christmas."
They appeal to my soul. They reflect my inner state yet have this wonderful hope in them and beauty that only Christmas can bring. You know what I mean?
Here's another blogger droning on about the same thing.
Any of you out there relate to what I am saying?

Here's Carrie to drive the point home:

5 comments:

AutumnRose said...

I often find that things hit me at Christmas time, with a kind of poignancy which goes with the season. I'm not sure why ~ maybe it's a time for reflecting on stuff, if we can find space amidst all the commercial kerfuffle!

Blessings to you xx

onionboy said...

Working in the bookstore I hear Christmas music all the time when I come home you can bet the first thing in the player is some Jazz or Classical or Chant or Taize to clear the ear pallet. I've never been big on Christmas music at the best of times. At least in the store I don't have to play {much of} the cheesy secular drivel.

Jennifer said...

This Christmas is very hard on me. I am bipolar. My dh and I broke up in October. At first I was maniac but then crashed. The memories are hard to deal with, especially at Christmas. Alot of songs are making me cry...but I am trying to keep it together.

May God bless both of us during this holiday season.

Barry said...

How ya doin me ould scally wag? Barry

Yan Naing said...

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning Keep it up!