By Ace Collins
Ace Collins has dug deep to discover the real tales at the back of your favourite Christmas songs. discover how those songs got here into being, and find a deeper appreciation for those melodic messages of peace, wish, and pleasure that commemorate the start of Jesus.
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Haven was not in a jubilant mood when he entered Feist舗s office on that same nippy fall day. One of his brothers had just died and Gillespie was in shock. Naturally the only words tumbling over in his creative mind were laced with sadness and regret. So he balked at writing a happy Christmas number. He pointed out that even on good days he only wrote musicals, love songs, and novelty numbers, not kids舗 tunes. 舠This could be big for us,舡 Feist pleaded, before adding that Gillespie was the only songwriter at the firm who had the right vocabulary for children舗s songs.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure doth thou bring me! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly! Each bough doth hold its tiny light, That makes each toy to sparkle bright. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! Thou tree most fair and lovely! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! Thou tree most fair and lovely! Thou dost proclaim the Savior舗s birth, Good will to men and peace on earth.
It finally ended up in the bestselling book Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul. By the time this book took the touching tale to the world, Schmidt舗s name had been forgotten. Lost among all of the other classic anecdotes in the Chicken Soup series, the story of the Christmas shoes might have been completely disregarded if not for the internet. In the late 1990s, this tale of two children giving everything they had to purchase their mother a pair of special shoes for heaven became one of the most popular emails forwarded on the very busy worldwide web.