What do we celebrate ... most of us will see it as a great time to party, not that there's anything wrong with that. I would sincerely like to share with you three music videos that somehow brings forth the spirit of true Christmas to me.
The first is the Matthew West song about the little boy Dax Locke, One Last Christmas, the kid's last Christmas because he was dying of leukaemia. Its not so much what he is, but what he caused the people around him to do. Its the spirit of loving, giving and being true to oneself. Its about bringing out the best in us. Dax's father started decorating his house with Christmas decorations in September as he wanted his son to at least experience Christmas time ... soon, everyone chipped in as well. Thankfully, the real life story has been made into a movie as well, The Heart of Christmas.
The second music video is my favourite instrumental piece, which I have featured before, this time played by Chihiro, just the piano. Somehow at a time like Christmas or end of a year, the music is more resonant, listen to it and think of the year your have lived, were there regrets, things you could have done better. Its a beautiful piece to reflect and appreciate all that we have.
My favourite Christmas song used to be The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole, I still love that dearly but when Amy Grant came up with Grown Up Christmas List, it was all too poignant and real. We wish that the sentiments in the song represent most of what's deepest in us. I know not of any song more representative that we all do think alike, be it Muslims, Christians, Buddhists or even Agnostics ... that no matter whether we are an Iranian or North Korean, Indonesia, Filipino or Slovakian or Russian ... we all want the same thing, don't we.