A Note on ‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes’ and ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’
The Killers’ Christmas album ‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes’ is now available around the world and with it their final Christmas single, ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’.
Given that The Killers have compiled this album over the course of eleven Christmases and recorded songs in a variety of styles with a number of guest musicians, it may initially be somewhat difficult to place and make sense of Brandon’s intimate personal narrative and stripped down duet of ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’.
However, upon my first listen of ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ earlier tonight, I was immediately transported back to, and reminded of, Christmas in my parents house and, in particular, of two Christmas albums that were, and still are, played frequently during the holiday season.
The Santa Clause is currently on my TV and I remember when I was a child how much I wanted to be in that sled with Santa Claus and have fun in the North Pole with the elves. Their workshop was just the coolest thing ever and I’m still waiting for the recipe of that amazing hot chocolate they kept drinking there. This movie is just wonderful for kids.