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Christmas Can't Be Far Away Christmas Song

Christmas Can't Be Far Away

Year: 1954

Written By: Boudleaux Bryant

This gentle ditty 'Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away' was written by Boudleaux Bryant in 1954 and has had many artists in its thrall through the decades. It was given its first outing in 1962 by country singer Eddy Arnold for his 'Christmas With Eddy Arnold' LP. There is a hushed quality to Arnold and his cooing backing singers which effortlessly complement the heart-warming words. A few years later in 1965 Grandfather Christmas Burl Ives gave 'Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away' a more orchestral backdrop but for all the lush arrangements the song remains its unassuming and quiet self. Acknowledged fan of the season Amy Grant updated the lyrics to 'Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away' in 1999 (for her LP 'A Christmas To Remember') and while it still sounds worthwhile some of the magic was lost in the process.

 

Christmas Can't Be Far Away Lyrics

A neighbour tipped his hat to me this mornin'
The landlord even smiled and said good-day
And I want you to know a stranger said hello
Christmas can't be far away

Old tight wad down the street is buying candy
To pass out to the neighbour kids at play
The town is on the go
The weather man said snow
Christmas can't be far away

The small fry on our block have all been saving
And now their hiding things and looking sly
Mum will get that doodad she's been craving
And Dad'll get his usual Christmas tie

Both young and old are planning sweet surprises
They'll soon be tied with ribbons bright and gay
Good will is in the air
You feel it everywhere

Christmas can't be far away
Christmas can't be far away

 

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