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This week’s theme is “Lost/Found/Hide/Seek.”
This is the second time before Halloween I’ve used a Christmas song. Stop judging me! #Sorrynotsorry 😀 😀 😀
It doesn’t bother me to post holiday songs because I play them year-round, and this is one on my writing playlist. And, I love this movie! I never dreamed I’d one day watch a live action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas as a kid watching the animated version, but Jim Carey nailed it!
Originally titled Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You? this tune was co-written by James Horner and Will Jennings for the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000. A full-length version of the song, was renamed Where Are You, Christmas? This version was co-written by Horner, Jennings and Mariah Carey with additional lyrics for the film’s soundtrack. The song was originally recorded by Carey, but because of a legal case with her ex-husband Tommy Mottola, it could not be released, so it was re-recorded and released by Faith Hill..
A video was released featuring Hill singing from the Grinch’s mountaintop home, interspersed with clips from the film and a cameo appearance by Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who.
- As of December 2018, Hill’s version was approaching one million digital downloads and placed seventh on the list of all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday digital singles in Nielsen SoundScan history.
- In the movie, Where Are You Christmas? is sung by Taylor Momsen, who played Cindy Lou Who.
- Where are you Christmas? only reached #65 on the US Billboard Hot 100 but went all the way to #10 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
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Where Are You Christmas?
Where are you Christmas
Why can’t I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can’t I hear music play
Does that mean Christmas changes too
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I’m not the same one
See what the time’s done
Is that why you have let me go
Christmas is here
If you care, oh
You will feel like Christmas all the time
I know I’ve found you
You never fade away, oh
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love
Fill your heart with love