In the mid-20th Century, a young man named Neil Diamond bursted onto the music scene writing and singing an array of hit songs that had everyone amazed. In 1967, he gained fame for writing the Monkees’ huge hit “I’m a Believer.”
Fast forward 50 or so years and this artist is still thriving, writing and recording songs that tug at the heartstrings. In the 1970s, he was one of the best selling performers. Today, he still releases songs that resonate with his fans.
One of his latest songs titled “Christmas Prayers” has received incredible reviews from fans young and old. Throughout his career, he has drawn in followers spanning many generations.
His devoted fans saw him through the ’80s and ’90s, when he became famous in retro-loving pop circles. Sporting event fans love whenever his song “Sweet Caroline” plays loud and proud.
“Christmas Prayers” is an incredibly heartfelt and meaningful song that reminds us of loved ones who won’t get to spend this Christmas with us. His song also celebrates those still with us today.
“You’re in my Christmas prayers and in my Christmas dreams. In every Christmas story told, in every song I sing. When I hear people laugh and I see children play reminds me of that photograph of us on Christmas day. I see you standing there smiling down on me as I untie the gifts that lie beneath our Christmas tree and every Christmas day.”
The video starts out showing old photos of loved ones sitting atop a piano, then pans to Neil as he clutches the microphone and begins to sing in his familiar voice so many fans admire.
He’s joined by an assortment of musicians seated in a semi-circle around him. This song happens to be on his Christmas album, but you can also hear it below.
“Grandma’s, Grandpa’s, Father’s, Mother’s, Friend’s I’ve loved dear Sister’s, Brother’s, Son’s and daughter’s, I once played with; Aunt’s and Uncle’s I once stayed with their story will be told. As long as love recalls those loved one’s smiling down on me. The greatest gift of all will be forever there. It’s Christmas up in Heaven, too, with love beyond compare.”
Christmas is a the best time of the year, but it also can be a bit sorrowful when reflecting upon Christmases past and the loved ones that have come and gone. Neil’s beautiful song pays tribute to them and helps us to remember that they will always be with us in our Christmas Prayers.