1. Sunday, December 19, 2004

    have you ever noticed 

    that the dude in the classic carol “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” doesnt actually get to go home for Christmas?

    “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

    (Gannon, Kent)

    I’ll be home for Christmas

    You can count on me

    Please have some snow and mistletoe

    And presents by the tree

    Christmas eve will find me

    Where the love light gleams

    Oh, I’ll be home for Christmas

    If only in my dreams

    My darling, Christmas eve will find me

    Right where the love light gleams

    And I’ll be home for Christmas

    If only in my dreams

    the Library of Congress tells us:

    On October 4, 1943, Crosby recorded “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra for Decca Records. Within about a month of its being copyrighted the song hit the music charts and remained there for eleven weeks, peaking at number three. The following year, the song reached number nineteen on the charts.

    It touched a tender place in the hearts of Americans, both soldiers and civilians, who were then in the depths of World War II, and it earned Crosby his fifth gold record.

    “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” became the most requested song at Christmas U.S.O. shows in both Europe and the Pacific and Yank, the GI magazine, said Crosby accomplished more for military morale than anyone else of that era.

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