Happy Christmas/Saturnalia/Chalica/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc

My favorite holiday song for the season — Tim Minchin’s ‘White Wine in the Sun’:

It’s the kind of song that makes me giggle and get weepy, all at once.  The song has got just a touch of heresy, and more than a touch of sentimentality (in that good kind of way).

I particularly like what he sings to his baby girl, because it’s something I hope Emma will always know in her heart:

And you, my baby girl
My jetlagged infant daughter
You’ll be handed round the room
Like a puppy at a primary school
And you won’t understand
But you will learn someday
That wherever you are and whatever you face
These are the people who’ll make you feel safe in this world
My sweet blue-eyed girl

And if, my baby girl
When you’re twenty-one or thirty-one
And Christmas comes around
And you find yourself nine thousand miles from home
You’ll know what ever comes
Your brother and sisters and me and your Mum
Will be waiting for you in the sun
Whenever you come
Your brothers and sisters, your aunts and your uncles
Your grandparents, cousins and me and your mum
We’ll be waiting for you in the sun

I love the images in this song — I can see the color of the white wine in the sun, and feel the love of this family.

And that’s the weepy part for me (in a good kind of way).

One comment on “Happy Christmas/Saturnalia/Chalica/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc

  1. Nice sentiment. Based on the photos I’ve seen through the years, I’m certain Emma will. And if she doesn’t, it won’t be of lack of trying from you

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