efangelist

What’s your favourite Christmas lyric – or song?

I get tired of Christmas songs this time of year – yet I never tire of The Christmas Song.

You know… ” Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”

Christmas sentiments have been said many times – many ways – but this song really “gets inside me” and is so real because of the power of the sensory language – appealing to many senses.

nat-christmas-song

I live in Australia where it’s summer at Christmas time – yet I fondly remember my North American December-January Winter “Christmas” experiences.

This song brings back those memories because the lyrics trigger sense memories – sight and smells and sounds and the feeling of cold.

Just look at how many sensory triggers are packed into the first verse.

The first verse leads with senses and leads with a line that is visual and warm and filled with smell (and…

View original post 351 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s