Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, be plenteous in mercy is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Christmas Time

"Christmas Time" is a song recorded by Bryan Adams. It was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and became Adams' most popular Christmas song. It was originally released on clear, green vinyl with a picture sleeve. It was written and recorded in Vancouver, Canada. Over twenty years after it was first recorded, the song still receives significant radio airplay each year during the Christmas season. No music video was shot for the single, although there was a live video made for its B-side, "Reggae Christmas", featuring a guest appearance by Pee Wee Herman. The song won Gold Single Award for 50,000 sales of the 45 RPM single in Canada. It reached  №4 at Billboard Christmas Chart.
Bryan Adams still performs this song at his concerts, especially during the Christmas season.
In 2001 Adams performed the song at the Vatican for Pope John-Paul II. The performance was included on a DVD, released in 2002, titled "A Musical Christmas From The Vatican".
The song's lyrics are about the joy of Christmas time and about peace, freedom and anti-racism.

We waited all through the year
for the day to appear
when we could be together in harmony
You know the time will come
peace on earth for everyone
and we can live forever in a world where we are free
let it shine for you and me

There's something about Christmas time

something about Christmas time
that makes you wish it was Christmas everyday
To see the joy in the children's eyes
the way that the old folks smile
says that Christmas will never go away

We're all as one tonight

makes no difference if you're black or white
'cause we can sing together in harmony
I know it's not too late
the world would be a better place
if we can keep the spirit more
than one day in the year
send a message loud and clear

There's something about Christmas time

something about Christmas time
that makes you wish it was Christmas everyday
To see the joy in the children's eyes
the way that the old folks smile
says that Christmas will never go away

It's the time of year when everyone's together

we'll celebrate here on Christmas day
when the ones you love are there
you can feel the magic in the air -
you know it's everywhere

Something about Christmas time

Something about Christmas time
Something about Christmas time
Something about Christmas time
that makes you wish it was Christmas every day
To see the joy in the children's eyes
the way that the old folks smile
tells that Christmas will never go away

2 comments:

  1. According to Bryan Adams official website, the song (rarely) appears as bonus track in Bryan's hugely successful 1983 album Cuts Like a Knife.The song is also available in these albums:
    The Christmas Hit Collection (Arcade, 1989)
    The Best Of Rock Christmas (Polystar, 1995)
    A Musical Christmas From The Vatican / DVD (2002)
    The Very Best Of Rock Christmas (Polystar, 2005)
    Christmas #1 Hits (2006)
    Now Christmas 3 (Warner Music Canada, 2008)

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