Three-legged camels

When Bing sings "I’ll Be Home for Christmas" at the height of World War II, he’s a GI talking about returning home in his heart. There’s no other way for him to get to that perfect place. In his heart, he finds the love and warmth he needs—we hope—to stave off the cold and loneliness.

The song has survived both the War and Bing because Christmas, like a mighty hand shaking up our snow-globe world, has a way of turning up memories of love and home. (More)