Wednesday, November 7, 2018

It Might Only be a Dream

Penned by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent, this 1943 song was originally written to honor the soldiers overseas who would much rather be home for the holidays rather than fighting WWII. It hit the charts in the top ten and has become part of our traditional Christmas song lineup.

While the soldier writing the note home to his family realizes that he may only be home in his dreams, this song was written as a way to make families and soldiers feel closer to the each other during the holidays. The U.K. did not see it that way and banned the song from broadcast citing that lyrics will lower the British troops’ morale.

Bing Crosby received a gold record for his performance of this song and it became one the most requested songs during his U.S. O. shows. Yank, a GI magazine, said that Crosby accomplished more for the military morale than anyone else of that era. Too bad that the U.K. didn’t see it that way.

Here is Bing’s beloved I’ll be Home for Christmas (if only in my Dreams).

Danny Boy was the flip side; talk about a tear jerk record!

Speaking of dreaming, here are some  holiday gift ideas that someone on your gift list is dreaming about.

Long Winter Crochet Scarf

RSS Designs in Fiber 

Blackberry Delight Deep Blue and Purple Summer Color Upcycled Button Earrings

Butterfly in the Attic

Purple Hand Beaded Cuff Bracelet with Mobius Rings and Earrings


Christmas Bell With Decorative Cross Ornament

Kevs Krafts 

Purple Flower Dangle Earrings with Chains and Swarovski Crystals

Blue Morning Expressions 

Purple Handmade Lampwork Beads Medium Amethyst Shiny Glossy

Covergirl Beads 

Dragonfly Necklace, Purple Fluorite Gemstones Pewter Handmade Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Handmade Earrings " Orchid Fascination" - Sterling Silver Ear Wires


Amethyst Charm Bracelet Set


Amethyst Gemstone Nugget White Freshwater Pearl Long Necklace 41 Inch

Dianes Dangles 

Amethyst Pearl Pave Crystal Flower Necklace Earrings Set Natural Stone Jewelry

Rivendell Rock Jewelry

Crocheted Toddler Sweater Lilac Cotton Yarn, Headband, Easter, Spring 4T

Magdalene Knits 

Dangle Earrings for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Czech Gold-washed Lilac Picasso Heart, Bronze Niobium, Dangle Earrings

Kats All That 

Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.
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And even more!
War is Over
When Kittens Sing
You Better Watch Out!
Maybe He was Drunk
She was only 13
Sad and Lonely this Holiday Season

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  1. Thank you, Julie. Beautiful purple creations. Thank you for including my bracelet and earrings. Shared.

  2. As always, a great read and interesting history. Not my favorite song, since it is so sad, but Bing Crosby sure knows how to sing it. Love all the purple creations you are featuring. Many thanks for including my dragonfly necklace. Will share the post everywhere I can and tweet and pin each individual item. Treats to sweet Harry Pup from Goofus Moose. Thanks, again.

  3. Thanks a lot Julie! Really appreciate your efforts. Promoting.

  4. Very interesting information about "I'll Be Home for Christmas"! And a lovely collection of handmade gift ideas in purple. I'll be sharing the post to Pinterest, G+, and Twitter! Happy sales!

  5. Very interest blog and very beautiful son as sung by Bing! Thanks for including my lampwork beads.

  6. Now I want to see White Christmas again. Passionate purples are terrific. Pinned them all. G+ the post. Thanks for including my amethyst bracelet.

  7. Such a great Christmas song! Never get tired of this one. Thank you Julie and I will be promoting all!!

  8. I have always loved the sentiment in this song! Sing on Bing! Thanks for the eye candy on this post! All shared.