Christmas Songs

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Christmas songs, perhaps because of my early experiences going Christmas caroling with friends and classmates. Writing a song for a special occasion or holiday is a tall order, because you have a huge wealth of established songs with which your song will invariably be compared, not to mention the complications of trying to write to a very specific theme or mood. Still, the satisfaction of writing something for a holiday is hard to top when accomplished well. My secret ambition is to write a holiday song that becomes a classic… I mean, who wouldn’t want to be the writer of White Christmas or Silent Night?