Christmas Carol Countdown-Day 9

Day 9: Christmastime by The Smashing Pumpkins

No, it’s not a cover of the Charlie Brown Christmas song. Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins actually wrote this particular song for A Very Special Christmas, Vol 3. These albums are Christmas compilations that benefit the Special Olympics. There are many gems to be found on them and this is one of my favorites. This song captures the magic of being a little kid anxiously waiting for Christmas morning and the joy that parents have watching them. The instrumental opening is perfectly Christmassy, and the melody is quite pretty.

Christmastime by The Smashing Pumpkins

We watch the children playing
Beside the Christmas tree
Presents are wrapped up, it’s beautiful
And secretly the gifts you’ll hide
The fun awaits for you inside

Christmastime has come
There’ll be toys for everyone
‘Cause Christmastime has come for you

I remember dreaming
Wishing, hoping, praying for this day
Now I sit and watch them
The little ones I love
So excited by the way

Christmastime has come
There’ll be toys for everyone
‘Cause Christmastime has come for you

And now the word is given
It’s time to peek inside
It’s time to let the toys out
So anxious for your look of joy and delight
The waiting for just your surprise

Christmastime has come
There’ll be toys for everyone
‘Cause Christmastime has come for you

Christmastime has come
There’ll be toys for everyone
‘Cause Christmastime has come for you
For you

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