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"December" Meaning - Submitted December 30, 2000
In your liner notes you mention the love that your dad had for Bing Crosby's White Christmas album and the special significance that it has in your home at Christmas time. "December" will now hold the same place in the heart of our family. Was creating a "next generation" of imagery part of your plan when you selected and wrote your songs for this CD?
I wanted to write songs that spoke to our generation the way the great Christmas songs of the 40s and 50s spoke to our parents and grandparents. December was the one song I've been waiting to write for a long time. I think that the holiday season tends to be also the "season of denial" when it comes to letting ourselves feel all the colors and emotions of winter.
Too many people feel as if they're on the outside looking in ... that everyone is having a good time but them. I wanted to write a song that acknowledges both sides of the spectrum ... that Christmas is both a joyful time and a highly charged emotional time ... and that's okay. We're all sometimes on the outside looking in ... that's just the way the holidays are. Maybe if we all talk about it a little bit more, it won't be such a scary thing.