Why We Sing About Being Home For The Holidays


With all the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, brokers, agents and anyone involved in the real estate business might pause for a moment to think about this happy thought.

All of these real estate professionals played an important role in helping people get into the homes they wanted, a place they love, a space where they can spend those precious holidays with their families.

Doesn’t matter if it’s a house, condo, duplex or townhouse. It’s a special place on the planet they can call their own. A shelter where people gather together as husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, moms and dads, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Maya Angelou said it best:

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

In fact, the concept of “home” is so important, there are a number of songs that have been written about this subject.

After doing a little bit of research, we found a list of 100 songs that have the word “home” in the title, from “First Train Home” to “Hold On, We’re Coming Home.”

We’re not going to go through all of them here.

But here are several famous Christmas and holiday-related songs that focus on spending that magical time of year at home.

“Please Come Home For Christmas,” written by Charles Brown in 1960. This song was re-released by the Eagles in the 80s and became a big hit, twice.

“There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays,” sung by Perry Como and written by Al Stillman and Robert Allen in 1954

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” sung by Bing Crosby and written by Kim Gannon in 1943. Just about every major singer recorded their own version, from Sinatra to Elvis.

“Home (Another Christmas Day)” – Blake Shelton reworked the original lyrics written by Michael Buble in 2005 to include the holidays.

Even with all the showings, listings, networking, numbers, contracts and paperwork, we all know choosing a home is a very emotional experience.

It’s tough on Realtors too. Long hours. Lots of research. Contract negotiations. Plenty of ups and downs.

But when those families are finally in those homes, sitting around the dinner table, enjoying sentimental moments like this season, real estate professionals should take comfort in the fact that they helped make all this happen.

As Perry Como says:

“Oh’s there’s no place like home for the holidays

‘Cause no matter how far away you roam

If you want to be happy in a million ways

For the holidays – you can’t beat home sweet home!”

This December, Have a Happy Holiday In Your Home, Wherever You Are! (and that includes our data clients as well).

From the Staff at Home Junction