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I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams) Christmas Song

I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)

Year: 1943

Written By: Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram

No song strikes home quite as fast as I'll be home for Christmas especially during wartime. The idea of being home for Christmas has kept many of our brave soldiers going for centuries through every war we have seen. When a song came out that pretty much addressed that very thing it's no wonder that it not only hit the charts but the nation straight in the heart as well.

I'll be home for Christmas was written by Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, and Walter Kent. Although there is some controversy, as to whom the original writer of the song was. It was written in 1943 and quickly joined White Christmas as one of the most loved songs in America. Once again, Bing Crosby had made his mark on the holiday season. Copywrited on August 24, 1943 and then re-copywrited again on September 27, 1943 the song was an instant success.

Just as he had made White Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer before that into hits Bing Crosby recorded I'll be home for Christmas on October 4, 1943 and within a month it had hit the charts staying for eleven weeks and tipping out at number three.

I'll be home for Christmas is not just your average Christmas carol though. Its words are in the hearts of civilians and our brave soldiers alike during the holiday season. The idea of I'll be home for Christmas originated in World War One when troops thought the war would have a quick end and they would be home in plenty of time. Sadly, that did not happen but that is what prompted the line if only in my dreams in the Christmas classic. I'll be home for Christmas was the most requested song during World War Two and has been a favorite with the troops during six wars.

Although Bing Crosby made the song famous, there have been a few others who have put their mark on the Christmas classic. Some of the most popular have been Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Amy Grant, Anne Murray, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Whitney Houston, and the King of rock and roll Elvis Presley.

No matter who is doing the singing this is a wonderful and heartfelt Christmas song. In today's time of war, I know the song is a great comfort during the Christmas season to the troops that can't be at home and the families who love them.

 

I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams) Lyrics

I'm dreamin' tonight of a place I love
Even more then I usually do
And although I know it's a long road back
I promise you

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

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

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