Christmas Party

After all
This is the Holiday Ball
Christmas Party
To see
Us into the new year
Do you hear?
Sleigh bells ringing
Children singing
Do you hear
All of us here
All of us
Partake in solstice
It's a give-and-take
All of us
That's how it is
The 12 Days
Celebrated in so many ways
A Christmas Ball for all
Holiday dance
For any circumstance
Solstice justice
From the darkest day... away
Into the light
Into delight

The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied across cultures, but many have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time. The pagan Scandinavian and Germanic people of northern Europe celebrated a twelve-day "midwinter" (winter solstice) holiday called Yule (also called Jul, Julblot, jólablót, midvinterblot, julofferfest). Many modern Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas tree, the Christmas wreath, the Yule log, and others, are direct descendents of Yule customs. Scandinavians still call Yule "Jul". In English, the word "Yule" is often used in combination with the season "yuletide" a usage first recorded in 900. It is believed that the celebration of this day was a worship of these peculiar days, interpreted as the reawakening of nature. The Yule (Jul) particular god was Jólner, which is one of Odin's many names.

Style: Alternative Rock / Progressive Folk
Chords: Gbm9 Gbm Gb; 123 BPM 70's Disco
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo
Instrumentation: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

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