I’ll Be Home for Christmas
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I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow
And mistletoe
And presents 'neath the tree

Christmas eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Christmas eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams
If only in my dreams

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Harley Tutor

I’ll Be Home For Christmas was originally recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943, and it quickly became one of America’s most popular holiday songs. The song is written from the perspective of a soldier serving over seas during World War 2. While the melody is one that lingers in our minds, the meaning of the song is actually quite somber as the closing line reveals that being home for Christmas isn’t quite a reality just yet.

The song particularly struck a nerve with overseas GIs and their families awaiting their return from serving their country in World War 2. The GI magazine said Crosby accomplished more for military morale than anyone else of that era.

The story goes that around Christmas in 1943 the chaplain on the Battleship North Carolina knew that the crew was feeling homesick as they were expected to still be overseas during the holiday season. He had an idea and collected $5 from every crew member that had children back home.

The chaplain made a list of all that gave him money for their children at home and he sent that money along with the addresses of the sailor’s home to Macy’s department store. The request was made for Macy’s to buy gifts using the money provided for the crew’s family and have the gift mailed to their homes in time for Christmas.

As Christmas approached, the service men on the ship gathered for the annual Christmas show that involved songs, skits and entertainment for the troops aboard the Battleship North Carolina. When the entertainment had ended, the chaplain had a surprise to reveal.

When Macy’s received the money from the chaplain along with the list of the addresses, they thought that in addition to just giving gifts to these military families at home, they should give a one of a kind gift to the soldiers as well. Since they had the addresses for all the sailors homes, they reached out to each family and asked if they wanted to come to the Macy’s store and send a special message to their loved one who would not be able to be home for Christmas.

The men aboard the Battleship North Carolina sat there and saw their wives, children and loved ones appear before them on the screen as Macy’s had videoed each of their families sending them a Christmas message. These rugged sailors watched, wept and rejoiced. They weren’t home for Christmas, but what made their homes special was the Christmas gift they received on that December 25th in 1943.



Berenice Rodriguez

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Song by Stefano the Sea Lion
(Music Begins)
Stefano the sea lion: I'll be home for Christmas
you can plan lave te
please have snow and mistletoe
and presents on the tree.
Christmas eve will find me
where the sona lave te
I'll be home for Christmas,
re marie!
I'll be home for Christmas
you can plan lave te
please have snow and mistletoe
and presents on the tree.
Christmas eve will find me
where the sona lave te
I'll be home for Christmas,
re marie!!!!
(Music Ends)
Stefano the Sea Lion: “I’m sorry I just crying when I sing my song.”



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Dan T

"If only in my dreams," might be the saddest lyric of all time

Елена Шаталова

❤❤❤❤👏👏👏👏👏

Sylvia Esparza

Safer to stay home right now.

Serafim1908

Takes on a new meaning in 2020, too.

Ann Barton

Well thats ww2

Dan T

@April Salvatore killed it 👍

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mike rayner videos

beautifully nostalgic ❤🎄 🎅 🎶 ❄⛄ ✨

fangorh rimlir

U speak the fax my guy

ThisGuy Here

Yeah, I agree!

Steve Harris

My mom told me this song came out during World War 2 when my dad was somewhere in the Pacific. (1943) Eventually, dad did make it home for Christmas, (but not until 1945.) I miss you, mom and dad.

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