Well, it’s staring us right in the eye, so it’s time to get down to it. All is calm, all is bright for some of us. For others, emotional and mental thunder make a silent night impossible. And so this is Christmas.

’And so this is Christmas, for weak and for strong, for rich and the poor ones, the world is so wrong’

When I was growing up, Christmas was always a big deal. And I tried to keep it special for my children.

Over the years, I’ve experienced Christmases right out of the Hallmark Channel.archives. And for a handful, I had to do with a Whopper and TV.

Given my personal experience and profession, I have a heart for those who struggle with Christmas – like our friend above.

And so this is Christmas

I’ve been a John Lennon fan since he and his mates appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

Naturally, then, I was all over it when John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band released “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” in 1971. And go figure, it’s become a Christmas classic.

Let’s do some of the lyrics…

So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

If you’d like to give it a go…

John Lennon -So This Is Christmas, War Is Over (Lyrics)

No matter who you are and no matter your circumstances, you deserve love and peace. If you haven’t already, I hope you find them…


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