one little Christmas tree

Kenn's Charlie Brown Christmas tree

When I was a little boy around this time of year, the Christmas tree would ignite my little imagination with hope and anticipation of what Christmas morning might bring. The air was filled with smells of my mom’s cooking and the sounds of Motown Christmas songs. One song, in particular, was my favorite. I begged my mom to play it over and over again. It was “One Little Christmas Tree” by Stevie Wonder. I felt akin to that little tree – tiny and small.

But the song spoke of how that little insignificant tree would make a difference. I love that song to this day and just like when I was 6 or 7, I’ve been listening to it on repeat.

You, too, can light up the world like that little Christmas tree. No matter how small you may feel, you do make a difference.

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One little Christmas tree was standing alone
Waiting for someone to come by
One little Christmas tree that never had grown
Cried as he looked up to the sky

Oh please Mr Father tree, the tallest of all
I’m so afraid and alone
Could one little Christmas tree so tiny and small
Light up someone’s home ’cause

One little Christmas tree can light up a home
So one little child can find a toy
One little Christmas tree can light up a home
So one little heart can find some joy

One little angel who was riding a star
Cried as she looked down at the tree
Oh please Mr Father tree wherever you are
May I give him the star you gave to me

Then in the heavens came a voice from afar
A voice that was heard throughout the world
Go down little angel girl and give him your star
Tonight he’ll light the world ’cause

One little Christmas tree can light up the world
So those who are lost may find their way
One little Christmas tree can light up the world
So all men may see you on Christmas Day.

Kenn's Charlie Brown Christmas tree

Published by kenn

author. developer. illustrator. Renaissance man.

One thought on “one little Christmas tree”

  1. tiff says:

    I’ve never heard this song, it’s great though, it does remind one of the true meaning and spirit
    of Christmas and you are so right no matter how small or futile human existence can feel sometimes, our lives have meaning and purpose and we each do make a difference.

    I also just like the song because the image of you as a little boy loving this song, wanting to hear it over and over, your little heart swelling with christmas joy and hope, brings a smile to my face.

    Merry Christmas…and happy first day of winter? (she says as she bundles up to brave the gloom and cold, tears running down her face)

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