I wish it could be Christmas everyday
The Retune Blog - 8th December 2023
As iconic Christmas songs go, in my opinion it doesn't get much better than Wizzard’s I wish it could be Christmas everyday. From the incredible look the band pull off, to the sheer joy of the sound, and the fact that Roy Wood still apparently earns £180,000 per year in royalties from the song. It's a great example of living life with fun.
And then there's the lyrics:
When the snowman brings the snow.
What an opener! What comes first, the chicken or egg, the snow or snowman? I guess pretty obviously in this case the snow! But actually I think this represents a question we all either knowingly or unknowingly address about our own wellbeing? Do we create joy in our own lives or does joy come as a result of what happens to us?
The snowman is built from the snow, but does our experience of joy have to be built from our circumstances? If the answer to this is yes, then our joy is dependent on what happens to us. Yet if we make a conscious choice, can't we choose to create joyfulness regardless of our circumstances?
If the answer to this is yes, then the circumstances (the snow) is actually brought by the person (the snowman). So, let's think again. How could the snowman bring the snow, or to put it another way, how can we choose a joyous life regardless of our circumstances?
Here's three things to give a try this Christmas season as you try to be your own personal snowman brining the snow (so to speak):
- If the snowman brings the snow, it is bringing itself to the situation. Try bringing the authentic self to each and every situation you find yourself in.
- The song was actually recorded in August but still had the festive feel. Try being proactive on bringing the mood you want to bring to a situation regardless of the circumstances.
- Now the frosticles appear. And they've frozen up my beard. So we'll lie by the fire till the sleep simply melts them all away. Finally, try choosing to look for the solution instead of focusing on the problem - a solution focused approach to life.
So, this Christmas season, let’s take a page from the book of Wizzard and choose to enjoy life rather than allow our circumstances to control us.