Every war that goes on for awhile will have its music. And, if there be music, there must be holiday music. "Christmas In The Trenches" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" are among the more obvious choices. But I hate being obvious.
No one's going home again this Christmas
Though everyone's grown tired of this war.
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This 2006 song from North Carolina's Kenny Roby has become a favorite of mine. Kenny Roby is known primarily as a specialist in Americana. Because this track is told from the perspective of a child, we once again have an idealized view of war. But this isn't a Rah-Rah piece, like our 78; this is just a slice of life, tinged with sadness and irony. Visit Kenny Roby's web site for more.