Hear Comes Christmas — Episode XIV — Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!

I might be alone in this assessment but I think “Hey Guys, It’s Christmas Time” by Sufjan Stevens successfully details everything that is good about the holiday season in one song.

Lights, stories, bells, family, and sleigh rides, how can you go wrong?!? And that chord progression, its just a unique approach a Christmas song.

But the one thing that sticks out is the line “And the quilts on the back of the bed say It’s Christmas time.” This reminds me of my mom who is an avid quilter. In fact she has made one for each one of her sons as a gift. It is such a warm and wonderful heirloom that I will keep and someday pass down to my kids.

The funny part of this quilt is that it is a single (made for one person) because she gave it to me right before I went to college and was explicit that it was just FOR ME.

Twelve years and Two kids later… Thanks mom!

All of Christmas time in one song

We can walk out after dark
Because it’s Christmas time
Colored lights glow from the park
Because it’s Christmas time
And the bells on the reindeer sled say
It’s Christmas time
And the quilts on the back of the bed say
It’s Christmas time

I think about how we could run away
Now that it’s Christmas time
We travel in a one-horse open sleigh
Now that it’s Christmas time

There’s your father with his pipe
He says it’s Christmas time
He might let us stay up all night
Because it’s Christmas time
I might wish you all the best 
Because it’s Christmas time
I might kiss you on the back of your neck 
Because it’s Christmas time

I think about how we could run away
Now that it’s Christmas time
We travel in a one-horse open sleigh
Now that it’s Christmas time

It’s Christmas time

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