Christmas Cards is a Calming, Uplifting Christmas Song for the Christmas Season
November 26, 2018 (Allentown, PA)
When Peter Unger was growing up, Christmas was a magical time for his family and him. He grew up in a small town in Vermont, and lived on the side of mountain three miles up a dirt road. Peter's home was a beautifully renovated farm house from the 1700s. On a clear winter’s day a forty mile vista of snow blanketed fields and mountains could be seen. At dusk the lights decorating his family's home, and the fireplace smoke curling up from the chimney presented a warm contrast to the growing darkness.
Every year his family, on either snow shoes or cross country skis, would head into the woods surrounding their house to select a Christmas tree. His father, an emigrant from the Netherlands, brought Dutch Christmas into their home. These included large Dutch chocolate letters sent to us by Dutch relatives, stories about Saint Nick and Dutch coffee with chicory, anise, and extra milk which the children were permitted to drink when teenagers. Christmas choir music and carols, played on the stereo, filled the their home as the holiday neared. Love of faith, family, and friends overflowed our hearts to those in need at this time of year.
You can tune into Peter Unger's song "Christmas Cards" on the National Indie Radio (WNIR) Indie Holiday Special which will air on wnir-radio.com and on WNIR's apps on iTunes and Android. for one month commencing December 1st.