The 12 Tunes of Christmas – Day 5

It wouldn’t be a “12 Tunes of Christmas” countdown without a song by Over the Rhine. This live version of “Snow Angel” can be found on their Live From Nowhere – Vol. 3 release.

Christmas can be a bittersweet time of year for many people. The beauty and joyfulness of the holiday season often comes with a tinge of pain, particularly for those who have lost someone dear to them during this special time of  year. I remember, as a young boy, being in the room as my grandfather breathed his last breath on Christmas Eve morning. Last Christmas Day my mother’s health deteriorated rapidly while at our home for dinner. By late the next night we were by her side in the hospital saying our tearful goodbyes.

There is a certain warmth to sadness. This song goes out to those who are experiencing a joyful mourning this Christmas. May your fondest memories and hopes for tomorrow warm your heart and guide you through these cold December nights.

Over the Rhine – Snow Angel


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