On the twenty-fourth day of Country Music #CMchat’s 25 Days of Country Christmas, we bring to you a newer Christmas favorite, “On This Winter’s Night,” by Lady Antebellum, a track off their 2012 Holiday Album of the same name.
The track is like a warm sip of hot chocolate on a cold winter night, it’s soft melody and lyrics enveloping the listener and warming them from the inside out. With Charles Kelley’s smooth voice caressing the song like a warm fleece blanket, the early verses speak perfectly to a cuddly night with the one you love.
Hillary Scott’s harmonies compliment Kelley perfectly while Dave Haywood strums the mandolin. As the song continues, the trio is joined by a choir of adorable-voiced children, adding to the fullness and festivity of the song.
As the song builds to its bridge, it reflects upon the true meaning of Christmas and more than just another winter night. “The wisemen heard the angels sing/ And Him like soft and robe / The king became a child a long long time ago / And the child became a king / So the whole wide world will know / What Christmas really is.”
“On This Winter’s Night” is the perfect song for Christmas Eve, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Watch Lady Antebellum Perform “On This Winter’s Night” from their Lady Antebellum Live: On This Winter’s Night DVD below!
(PS How good does Charles Kelley look in glasses?)