Do They Know It Is Christmas?

In 1984 , a group of recording artists formed Band Aid to help raise funds to fight famine in Ethiopia. They released a single called “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. The effort was benevolent and the song was simply amazing. It shot to the No. 1 spot in U.K. and also became a hit in many other countries. So powerful was the song that it was re-recorded and released in 1989 and 2004, and again it went to the top of the charts.

Songwriting is truly an art form . It can also be a spiritual exercise. When good melody is partnered with meaningful lyrics, songs will resonate at a higher frequency of energy. The following first few lines of the 27-year old song still hold fond memories and a great message for humanity:-

“It’s Christmas time,
there’s no need to be afraid.
At Christmas time,
we let in light and we banish shade.

And in our world of plenty,
we can spread a smile of joy!
Throw your arms around the world,
At Christmas time!”


So let us make room in our hearts,
And say a joint prayer … to those who are less fortunate than us.
To help lift the darkness outside our window.
In a hope that the greatest gift they will get this year..
Is Life … filled with Love and Compassion.

[Note: Here’s wishing everyone (regardless of faith) including those following this blog a Merry Xmas! Blessings to All! ]

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lillian
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 10:02:25

    Christmas is about giving, sharing, love and joy. Thank you for sharing a wonderful and meaningful message of Christmas. May your life be filled with as much light, love and joy as you have been giving to the people of this world….Namaste…
    Merry Christmas.


  2. Delila
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 03:06:11

    This is one of my favorite songs. I think we often forget to look outside our own little box to see how little others have.


  3. ElizOF
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 15:49:19

    I remember that project so well… It showed the true spirit of Christmas. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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