Next up on the Melancholy Christmas Countdown: “Grateful for Christmas” by the underrated Hayes Carll.
I think writing too much about why this song resonates with me would cause me to choke up, so I’ll say this…None of these Christmases are perfect, but that’s so rarely what matters. As hard as things can be, around the holidays or otherwise, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t grateful for Christmas.
"…So let’s all gather ‘round. Dad, you say the blessing / Aunt Jane, she fell asleep, Mary Kay forgot the dressing / We got all our friends and family here / And I’m grateful for Christmas this year…"
I missed posting this song around Christmas, but it still stands as one of my favorites of the season. Reminds me of Christmas when I was a kid.