Christmas Must Be Something More
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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What if ribbons and bows didn't mean a thing
Would the song still survive without five golden rings
Would you still wanna kiss without mistletoe
What would happen if God never let it snow
What would happen if Christmas carols told a lie
Tell me what would you find

You'd see that today holds something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It's something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here's something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

What if angels did not pay attention to
All the things that we wished they would always do
What if happiness came in a cardboard box
Then I think there is something we all forgot
What would happen if presents all went away
Tell me what would you find

You'd see that today holds something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives
It's something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
So here's something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something more

We get so caught up in all of it
Business and relationships
Hundred mile an hour lives
And it's this time of year
And everybody's here
It seems the last thing on your mind

Is that the day holds something special
Something holy, not superficial
So here's to Jesus Christ who saved our lives
It's something we all try to ignore
And put a wreath up on your door
But here's something you should know that is for sure
Christmas must be something
Christmas must be something
Christmas must be something more




There's gotta be more
There's gotta be more

Overall Meaning

In the song "Christmas Must Be Something More", Taylor Swift questions the value of the material things that are often associated with Christmas. She suggests that if ribbons and bows, presents and snow, and even traditional Christmas carols no longer held their significance, would the essence of the holiday remain? She points out that even if angels never performed the miracles we wish for, and we found happiness in a cardboard box instead of wrapped presents, Christmas Day would still be special, more than just a superficial celebration. Taylor asserts that we need to remember the real reason for the season - the birth of Jesus, the "birthday boy who saved our lives." She maintains that amidst the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we should take a moment to appreciate the deeper meaning of Christmas.


The song’s message is delivered through Taylor Swift’s distinctive voice and accompanied by a vibrant and upbeat pop-country sound. The lyrics are thought-provoking and genuine, encouraging listeners to pause and reflect amidst the frenzy of the holiday season. The song ended up being an instant hit, striking a chord with people all over the world that might forget the real meaning of Christmas.


Line by Line Meaning

What if ribbons and bows didn't mean a thing
What if the material aspects of Christmas didn't exist?


Would the song still survive without five golden rings
Would Christmas still exist without the commercialization?


Would you still wanna kiss without mistletoe
Would Christmas still hold its romantic aspect without the traditions?


What would happen if God never let it snow
What would happen if the weather didn't match the holiday image?


What would happen if Christmas carols told a lie
What would happen if the spiritual aspect of Christmas was replaced with falsehood?


Tell me what would you find
What would you discover if the true meaning of Christmas was revealed?


You'd see that today holds something special
The day of Christmas holds a special significance.


Something holy, not superficial
The meaning of Christmas is spiritual and not based on material possessions or traditions.


So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives
We should remember Jesus Christ, whose birth is celebrated on Christmas Day, and who saved us all.


It's something we all try to ignore
Despite its importance, the true meaning of Christmas is often overlooked.


And put a wreath up on your door
Traditions like hanging a wreath on the door sometimes overshadow the true meaning of Christmas.


So here's something you should know that is for sure
The true meaning of Christmas is something we should all be aware of.


Christmas must be something more
Christmas has a deeper spiritual significance beyond the material and traditional aspects.


What if angels did not pay attention to
What if there was no divine intervention during the holiday season?


All the things that we wished they would always do
All the things we pray for during Christmas season.


What if happiness came in a cardboard box
What if happiness is in simple pleasures and not in material possessions?


Then I think there is something we all forgot
We have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.


What would happen if presents all went away
What if Christmas did not involve the exchange of gifts?


You'd see that today holds something special
Christmas is more than just the presents.


So here's to Jesus Christ who saved our lives
We should remember Jesus Christ who has saved us.


We get so caught up in all of it
We are too consumed by commercialization and traditions of Christmas.


Business and relationships
These are two of the things that occupy us all the time.


Hundred mile an hour lives
Our lives are too hectic with so many things going on.


And it's this time of year
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year.


And everybody's here
People from all over come together during Christmas.


It seems the last thing on your mind
The true meaning of Christmas is often the last thing people think about during the holiday season.


There's gotta be more
There has to be a deeper meaning to Christmas.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: TAYLOR SWIFT

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Comments from YouTube:

Lindsey Peicott

I've never really been religious, but Taylor had guts to put this song out. People can tear you apart for your beliefs (especially if you're a celebrity). Another reason to love her!

Severus Snape

@Taylor Allison same

Marcus M

I was just thinking the same.

Taylor Allison

I believe in Jesus. But I don't believe that I have to be religious to believe in him. I don't believe that believe in Jesus our lord and savior is a religion. I just believe that he is real and he has come to save us.

Karena Chou

+Lindsey Peicott i know right!! so proud of this girl! <3

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Roxana Dragos

This song is very sentimental and I appreciate that Taylor wrote it, making us realize that Christmas wouldn't exist if Jesus wasn't born.
So here's to the birthday boy who saved our lives❤

Malte

Yeah. Amen. :)

Joelle

i'm not religious at all, but this song is beautiful, about the true meaning of christmas. i wish more people would do that <3

Adriana Deschaine

@Alisha Hill YES

Matthew Locke

I’m not religious either. I just have a personal relationship with the God who created the universe and saved me from eternal fire 😎🤙🏼

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