Someday at Christmas

When I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season was decorating our tree. My Dad would put records on the record player (and later CDs on the CD player) and we’d listen to Christmas music; Elvis and the Partridge Family for my Mom and Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Stevie Wonder for my Dad.

Over the years, I inherited my Dad’s musical tastes and Stevie Wonder’s Someday at Christmas emerged as my favorite song of the season. As I listen to the song this year with my boys, the lyrics hit home more than ever. I will be doing my part in 2019, to “be the change” and make this world a reality.

“Someday At Christmas”
Someday at Christmas, men won’t be boys
Playing with bombs like kids play with toys
One warm December our hearts will see
A world where men are free

Someday at Christmas, there’ll be no wars
When we have learned what Christmas is for
When we have found what life’s really worth
There’ll be peace on earth

Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where men are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmas time

Someday at Christmas, we’ll see a land
With no hungry children, no empty hand
One happy morning people will share
A world where people care

Someday at Christmas, there’ll be no tears
When all men are equal and none have fears
One shining moment, one prayer away
From our world today

Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where people are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmas time

Someday at Christmas, man will not fail
Hate will be gone and love will prevail
Someday a new world that we can start
With hope in every heart

Someday all our dreams will come to be
Someday in a world where people are free
Maybe not in time for you and me
But someday at Christmas time
Someday at Christmas time

– Steve Wonder, Someday at Christmas, 1967