It is that time of year when people of all kinds join together in the spirit of family, community, and various religions. Many people celebrate in their own way be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, St. Nicholas Day, Ashura, or Kwanzaa, they all celebrate life and giving unto others. I may not be very religious, I may not always fit into what is considered a Christian, but I do believe in God. That is another story to tell further down the line. This writing is for only one purpose. Holidays through the inspirational music of others.
From Trans Siberian Orchestra's "Wizards in Winter" (My personal favorite, you can listen on my profile) to many, many popular favorites, these songs help to enrich the soul, promote peace and tolerance, and bring people together. Something especially important in a time where people are torn in so many directions with politics, religious intolerance, bigotry and hatred, music has a way of bringing people together no matter your beliefs. Enya was a great inspiration across many religions and beliefs even though she was a Christian. It's time to put aside differences, and embrace similarities. In my belief, people, at their core, want nothing but peace and harmony with others. If we can hold onto those ideas, beliefs, and lifestyles, then the world will one day realize that peace is achievable.
In my town, there is a family that has an awesome Christmas light display that is set to music that is broadcast on their radio station. Here is an example of this house on youtube. If you haven't seen something like this, you're missing out!