Peace at Christmas Time

by Mandy Woods

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Christmas is traditionally a time for getting together with family and friends, but for many - especially in this most difficult of years - it is a lonely prospect. 'Peace at Christmas Time' encourages greater awareness of those people who, for whatever reason, struggle through the festive season.

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I used to count the days all through December,

From one up to that magic twenty-five,

It always seemed to take a thousand lifetimes

For that special day to finally arrive.

I used to play the piano rather badly,

While all the family tried to sing along,

Christmas carols after Christmas dinner,

Though no one seemed to mind when I went wrong.



Deck the halls, it’s Christmas time,

Goodwill in our hearts and minds,

Once a year we’ll all be kind,

Let’s drink a toast to peace at Christmas time.



Year by year those Christmases got smaller,

Eventually we sold the family home,

And when the big day rolled round that December,

I drank a toast to Christmas all alone.

That day I really seemed to hit rock bottom,

And I only drank the wine to dull the pain,

But the new year brought new love, so unexpected,

Opening up my heart to feel again.



Deck the halls, it’s Christmas time,

Goodwill in our hearts and minds,

Once a year we’ll all be kind,

Let’s drink a toast to peace at Christmas time.



Christmas can be magic and enchanting,

Twelve days most children never want to end,

But the same time can feel cruel and everlasting

To those who have no family or friends.

So offer peace and love to all around you,

Bring everyone a touch of Christmas cheer,

Sprinkle joy and laughter through December,

And pray that it’ll last throughout the year.



Deck the halls, it’s Christmas time,

Goodwill in our hearts and minds,

Once a year we’ll all be kind,

Let’s drink a toast to peace at Christmas time…

Deck the halls, it’s Christmas time,

Goodwill in our hearts and minds,

Once a year we’ll all be kind,

Let’s drink a toast to peace at Christmas time.

Peace and love to all at Christmas time.



© 2015/2020, Mandy Woods

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released December 25, 2020
Written and performed by Mandy Woods. Recorded at the Log Cabin Studio, Glastonbury, UK. Mixed at Big Boys Studios, Witney, Oxfordshire.

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Mandy Woods Glastonbury, UK

The transatlantic flavour of Mandy Woods’ songs reflects a decade spent in Austin, Texas. Now based in Somerset, she plays guitar and country blues harmonica and performs at venues around the UK. Mandy also writes songs about dachshunds, as WagsLyrical. ... more

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