No travel plans, no shopping malls
No candy canes or Santa Claus
For as the day of rest draws near
It's just the two of us this year
No silver bells or mistletoe
We'll kiss and watch our TV shows

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
Until it's Christmas in the room

No traffic jams, no ice and storm
Far in the house the fire is warm
No Christmas tree, no great parade
It's just an ordinary day
No parties planned, no place to go
It's just the two of us alone
And in the house we see a light
That comes from what we feel inside

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
Until it's Christmas in the room
Until it's Christmas in the room

Oh, I can see the day when we'll die
But I don't care to think of silence
For now, I hear you laughing
The greatest joy is like the sunrise

No gifts to give, they're all right here
Inside our hearts the glorious cheer
And in the house we see a light
That comes from what we know inside

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
Until it's Christmas in the room
Until it's Christmas in the room

Like it's Christmas in the room
Like it's Christmas in the room


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Christmas in the Room song meanings
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    General CommentI can't believe that no one has commented on this song yet. It is easily one of my favorite Sufjan songs. Definitely the most intimate.
    bradk4321on October 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time, and I had to stop what I was doing and listen... it made me cry and cry. I agree, this is the most intimate song I've ever heard about a pure, simple, deep and wonderful love for someone.
    Breedabieon November 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTruly one of the best Sufjan Songs.
    solitary walkeron November 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's not just about someone special, but also about how everything we try to use to make Christmas more exciting, is worthless in comparison to the simple time of rest that Christmas should be. It reminds me a lot of the topic in The Child With The Stars On His Head. That's another amazing one
    stickSMbuggon December 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt breaks my heart to think that this might have been written for the same person who inspired all of those tortured break-up songs on ADP and Age of Adz. Pure speculation on my part, of course.

    Another interpretation might be a longing for that kind of blissful love when you haven't found it yet.
    sushisouschefon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"The greatest joy is like a sunriiise" Wow, so incredible. i love how young Sufjan sounds here, almost like it was one of the very first songs he ever wrote. And yet still so beautiful.
    bradkasteleron April 17, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI listened to this song for the first time in awhile today, and for some reason, it seemed to be about an elderly couple who never had any children. When Christmas comes, they don't have anywhere to go or anything to do, because they don't have any family left besides each other, so they just stay at home alone. Even without all the festivities, the man promises to his wife that it will be a great Christmas, so he sings to her, and dances with her, and that's all they need to have a great Christmas.

    There's nothing really to back up an interpretation that specific, but that's how I heard it. Anyway, such a great song to show what really makes special occasions meaningful to us.
    ationsongon October 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love how what could be read as a cliche comes across as the greatest truth and beauty when Sufjan sings it
    ThatsCalebon July 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song, it really is. It sounds to me like a couple staying home for Christmas. I know Sufjan wrote all these songs because he didn't care much for the season, so maybe what he's saying is that it doesn't really feel like Christmas until they make it feel that way...by singing, laughing, dancing. Gonna try this Christmas approach out this year.
    Tarvoson June 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful.
    Cyberghoston December 25, 2013   Link

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