Different Kind of Christmas

Mark Schultz

For Tricia

Different Kind of Christmas

Snow is falling Christmas Eve
Lights are coming on up and down the street
The sound of carols fills the air
And people rushing home, families everywhere

Putting candles in the windows
Lights upon the tree
But there’s no laughter in this house
Not like there used to be
There’s just a million little memories
That remind me you’re not here
It’s just a different kind of Christmas this year

In the evening fires glow
Dancing underneath the mistletoe
A letter left from Santa Claus
Won’t be the same this year in this house because

There’s one less place set at the table
One less gift under the tree
And a brand new way to take their place inside of me
I’m unwrapping all these memories
Fighting back the tears
It’s just a different kind of Christmas this year

There’s voices in the driveway
Families right outside the door
And we’ll try to make this Christmas like the ones we’ve had before
As we gather round the table, I see joy on every face
And I realize what’s still alive is the legacy you made

It’s time to put the candles in the windows, the lights upon the tree
It’s time to fill this house with laughter like it used to be
Just because you’re up in heaven, doesn’t mean you’re not near
It’s just a different kind of Christmas
It’s just a different kind of Christmas this year

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3 thoughts on “Different Kind of Christmas

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  2. Glenda December 31, 2015 at 3:36 am Reply

    What a lovely poem – that first Christmas is so hard and you have said it beautifully. Thank you


  3. Overwhelmed By Joy December 31, 2015 at 7:12 am Reply

    Thank you, I appreciate you stopping by my blog. These are the lyrics to go along with the YouTube clip posted at the top, by Mark Schulz. I want to be sure to give proper credit where it is due. But yes, the first Christmas is very hard.


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