I love this!! Makes me cry. A lady in our church sang it Sunday before last and it made me tear up there too. Such an amazing story. After 33 Christmases, I never get tired of the story of Jesus. Each year has its own nugget of truth and wisdom.
Henry and I rock out to this all the time in the Maxima. It is number 9 on our CD and he loves to watch me dance to it. I am sure the people driving around us do not find it near as cute as my Henry. I love being able to share Jesus in a fun, happy way with my child.
Oh, I can hear my Daddy singing this to me. I heard it on the radio this week and texted him and told him that Christmas songs like this make me think of him…and my Daddy being the witty man he is texted back and said, “Well, that is nice darling, but I think of you many times a day, not just when I hear Christmas music!” Seriously, this song makes me forget I am an adult who is jaded a bit when it comes to the magic of Christmas because it takes me back to Christmas Eve night when my Daddy would sing this, filling me with all the magic and wonder a little girl could ever ask for.
This IS my song, people! Every year this is on my top 5. It is number 7 on my CD. It is a miracle it still plays. I love, love, love it. I remember trying to reason with Randall a few years back on why I should sing it at church…this is when we went to a small church and they had me sing just about every other Sunday. Randall won that battle and I sang Amy Grant’s Heirlooms instead. Anyway, this can make me tear up sometimes if I am in the right mood. Randall is so sick and tired of this song. Each year I just have to Bless him through it.
And a sassy girl like myself could never grow old of this one. This became very popular when I was a single gal dreaming of the day I would have me a man sitting with me by the fire at Christmas in the snowy mountains, showering me with diamonds and kisses. Well, I got my man, no snowy mountains because soybeans don’t grow in the mountains, we got us a fireplace and we fire it up from time to time, He has given me a few diamonds, and we make time for some kisses…..just not near as romantic as that scene this song played in my mind. I love it though…it is such a fun song and makes me think of all the fun Melissa and I had listening to it in her Honda cruising around the Fort at Christmastime. And I can now sing this song and think of my Randall…what a deal!
And this is the ultimate…I. LOVE. IT! I did not discover this song until about 3 Christmases ago and I think all those closest to me wish I had never discovered it. Henry loves to watch me sing it and do a little country dance to it. He claps for me. I am glad to have someone else besides me appreciate a little “Bells On” (as we like to call it around these parts.).
Christmas music…what a delight!