Jim Brickman Christmas Where You Are

There are stockings full and waiting

From sea to shining sea

Jingle bells a ringing

In keys of liberty

Children celebrating

Santa and his sleigh

Of reindeer who found their way again

Across the home, home of the brave

Tis the 25th day of December

In a season best to remember

That blessings and bows and mistletoes

Are not without tolls, guardian souls

A soldier has a soldier’s duty

That takes no holiday

So because you’re far from home this winter

There’s one thing I’d like to say

Thank you for the gift of freedom

That lights these holy stars

Thank you for each and every Christmas tree

Across this sacred land of ours

May angels fly beside you

May Heaven steel your heart

May God remind you in his grace

Though tonight I cannot touch your face

It doesn’t matter if you’re near or far

It’s Christmas where you are

Your chair is empty at the table

Still I take your hand

As we pray for peace in this small world

On our knees we stand

Of this body of this nation

You are the heart and spine

So to each great generation

Of heroes down the line

Thank you for the gift of freedom

That lights these holy stars

Thank you for each and every Christmas tree

Across this sacred land of ours

May angels fly beside you

May Heaven steel your heart

May God remind you in his grace

Though tonight I cannot touch your face

It doesn’t matter if you’re near or far

It’s Christmas where you are

Everyday is memorial day

Every day the 4th of July

Let all religions celebrate

The freedom that you provide

For if we stand together

We will never fall

Merry Christmas to the one I love

Merry Christmas to one and all

Thank you for the gift of freedom

That lights these holy stars

Thank you for each and every Christmas tree

Across this sacred land of ours

May angels fly beside you

May Heaven steel your heart

May God remind you in his grace

Though tonight I cannot touch your face

When home seems a hundred million miles away

Just close your eyes and you will see his sleigh

It’s doesn’t matter if you’re near or far

It’s Christmas where you are