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It Must Have Been The Mistletoe * Barbra Streisand

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Published on Jun 24, 2012

Christmas Memories is the second Christmas album and 57th album by singer Barbra Streisand, released in 2001. The album reached Number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and has been certified as Platinum, her 28th platinum disk in America. Sales have now reached 1 million copies in The USA.

Barbra Streisand makes a point of noting that she completed this, her second Christmas album, before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, even going so far as to list the recording dates (July 19-September 7, 2001). And listening to the disc, you can see why. If great artists sometimes demonstrate an uncanny ability to take the temperature of the times with their work, this one can be said to have anticipated the dramatic change in mood that the terrorist attacks occasioned. Christmas music always mixes the celebratory with the nostalgic, some of its classic songs dating from the World War II era when families were separated and feared they might not be reunited. But Streisand's Christmas Memories accentuates that tone well into melancholy. The 59-year-old singer has assembled a group of songs that look back on Christmases past from a mature perspective that very much takes loss into consideration, beginning with one of those war songs, "I'll Be Home for Christmas." On two occasions, she has prompted lyricists to rewrite their songs, having Dean Pitchford alter the words to "Closer," a new song submitted to her, to reflect the death of her friend Stephan Weiss (husband of fashion designer Donna Karan) and even getting the amazingly pliable Stephen Sondheim to revise "I Remember" from his 1966 TV musical Evening Primrose. As remade, "I Remember" remains an extremely sad song, however. When she isn't mourning, Streisand is trying for grand statements such as the politically oriented "Grown-Up Christmas List" and the ecumenical "One God," songs in keeping with Christmas's sentimentality that seem perfectly chosen for the inevitably sober-tinged holiday season of 2001. In coming years, Christmas Memories may come to seem like a remarkably dour holiday collection, but for the year of its release, it could hardly be improved upon.
http://www.allmusic.com/album/christm...

It Must Have Been the Mistletoe
Doug Konecky / Justin Wilde

It must have been the mistletoe
The lazy fire, the falling snow
The magic in the frosty air
That feeling everywhere

It must have been the pretty lights
They glistened in the silent night
It may be just the stars so bright
That shined above you

Our first Christmas
More than we'd be dreaming of
Oh, Saint Nicholas had his fingers crossed
That we would fall in love

It could have been the holiday
The midnight ride upon a sleigh
The countryside all dressed in white
That crazy snowball fight

It could have been the steeple bell
That wrapped us up within its spell
It only took one kiss to know
It must have been the mistletoe

Our first Christmas
More than we'd be dreaming of
Oh, Saint Nicholas must have known that kiss
Would lead to all of this

It must have been the mistletoe
The lazy fire, the falling snow
The magic in the frosty air
That made me love you

On Christmas Eve our wish came true
That now I fell in love with you
It only took one kiss to know
It must have been the mistletoe
It must have been the mistletoe
It must have been the mistletoe
One kiss to know, I love you so

Lyrics From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/barbra-...

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