I have found 2 versions of the same song that represent different attitudes about Christmas.

Where are you Christmas?

Where are you Christmas
Why can’t I find you
Why have you gone away?

My world is changing,
I’m rearranging,
does that mean Christmas changes too?

Where are you Christmas?
Do you remember
The girl you used you know?
you and I were so carefree,
now nothing’s easy,
Did Christmas change?

Or just me?

Where Are You Christmas?

Where are you Christmas
Why can’t I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can’t I hear music play

My world is changing
I’m rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too

Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I’m not the same one
See what the time’s done
Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh

If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

I feel you Christmas
I know I’ve found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas
Fill your heart with love

I like the first version of this song better than the second version. The first version makes Christmas sound more like a belief than the emotion, joy. I like the idea of Christmas being more of a belief than an emotion because people grow and their feelings can change quickly. I prefer the idea of viewing holidays as a celebration of what is good in the world.

I also like the symbols associated with Christmas. One of my favorite symbols are the turtledoves which are an emblem for devoted love. Plus, they remind me of sweet, little doves that my husband and I saw when we went on a trip to Mexico. They sounded like they were saying, “Whooooo”, every morning. Those adorable little birds are fascinating. They form strong pair bonds and can migrate long distances.

Some day, I would like to put Christmas decorations and symbols around the house during the holidays, such as small Christmas figurines, plants, lights, candles, turtle doves, wreaths, chimes, art, baked apples, snow, and cookies.

Christmas reminds me of famous quotes by the famous Microbiologist, Louis Pasteur, the man who discovered the vaccination for small pox and rabies:

“Whether our efforts are, or not, favored by life, let us be able to say, when we come near the great goal, I have done what I could.”

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”

“It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.”