Day After Christmas (December 26)

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Video

Story Behind the Song

Written by Matthew West, this song was released on the 2011 album The Heart of Christmas.

Commentary & Analysis

If you love Christmas, then every year when it’s over you are likely to experience a little bit of a let down.  That is what this song is all about.  As Christians though, we need to remind ourselves that while the celebration of Jesus’ birth may be over, we should celebrate 365 days a year.  Just because the Christmas season has come and gone pales in comparison to the fact that Jesus is alive and that God lives with us each and every day.  We should celebrate that and focus on that.  So, in the words of Matthew West, “Happy day after Christmas, and Merry rest of the year.”  Make your year count for Jesus this year!

Questions for Further Reflection / Devotion

  1. How will you make your year count for Jesus this year?
  2. How will you keep joy in your life and the lives of your loved ones all year round?
  3. Take some time today to celebrate and worship Christ with your family and loved ones.  Rejoice in the light of the world.  He will last so much longer than those Christmas lights that you need to take down!

Lyrics

Here comes the letdown Christmas is over
Here comes the meltdown, there goes the cheer
But before we have a breakdown, let us remember
The light of the world is still here

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world

Come January I’m ready for summer
The Super Bowl’s over and I’ll settle for spring
Sometimes we all need a change in the weather
But it won’t change the reason we sing

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world
The light of the world
The light of the world

So take down the stockings, take back the sweaters
Take down the lights and the star and the tree
But don’t let this world take your joy after Christmas
Take joy to the world and just sing

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
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The light of the world [x7]

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