24 December: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: I Believe In Christmas Eve

Published December 24, 2019

Today marks the final post of the Advent Calendar, featuring Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and 'I Believe In Christmas Eve', written by Smokey and first heard on the group's 1970 album The Season For Miracles.

My own relationship to Christmas has had its ups and downs. I have fond childhood memories of the scent of the Christmas tree, presents lying underneath it, the sense of togetherness, and all the rest of it. But sometimes it was also the scene of a lot of family tension.

I've never quite lost my fondness for Christmas though, and I decided in my early twenties that it could be fun as long as I was allowed to celebrate it my way, without any unnecessary obligations, yet there were a few years in adulthood when I just didn't want to know about it. These days, however, I embrace the holiday season wholeheartedly.

So, at the end of the day, and in my own way, I'd like to echo the sentiment put forward in today's song: I Believe In Christmas Eve.

Thanks for following the Advent Calendar. I've enjoyed it and I hope you have too.

Merry Christmas!

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I Believe In Christmas Eve is a track on the 1970 album The Season For Miracles.