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The Christmas Shoes Lyrics

It was almost Christmas time
There I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two
Not really in the Christmas mood

Standing right in front of me was
A little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes

And his clothes were worn and old
He was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful, if mama meets Jesus tonight

He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said, "Son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me

He said, "Mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without"
Tell me sir, what am I going to do
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes

So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out
And I'll never forget the look on his face when he said
"Mama's gonna look so great"

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful, if mama meets Jesus tonight

I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me what Christmas is all about

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful, if mama meets Jesus tonight

I want her to look beautiful
If mama meets Jesus tonight

Songwriter(s): Leonard Ahlstrom, Eddie Carswell
Copyright: Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Jerry'S Haven Music, WB Music Corp.
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Meaning to "The Christmas Shoes" (54 meanings)
Anonymous 12/12/12,20:26
+121

I think that this song is about not realizing what you have and what christmas is about and that sometimes you need someone to help you find the true meaning and spirit again. I think that this song is really beautiful and it makes me cry every time I hear it. Whenever I sing it at sing functions and stuff I make the people listening cry to. Not because of my voice or anything but because how beautiful and meaningful this song is. I hope that all of you love this song just as much as I do.
doesnt matter 11/30/12,20:31
+17

Well this song makes me cry because my mom is really sick... I am going to try really hard to try and make this song work with my voice so that I can sing it to her on christmas... I've also got to stop crying while singing it :P
jnikk 11/25/12,15:39
+13

This song means so much to me. C I've been sick for a while now n fought hard to get my step kids back n now I'm going to surgery a couple weeks from Christmas n afraid that it will be my last n all I can think of is my son saying this.
PDUB 12/09/13,15:21
+5

@TrueMeaning - you might want to educate yourself a bit more in historical timelines before making those kinds of blind claims. If your argument that pagan mythologies predated Christian teachings and therefore Christianity borrowed from them is true, then it must also be truth that the pagan religions borrowed from the Jewish religion because it is older than they are! Given that all of the Christian themes are found in the Old Testament and the Old Testament was begun around 2000 B.C. and completed around 400 B.C., we can then conclude that these pagan religions actually borrowed from Jewish ideas found in the Old Testament.

Furthermore, those who wrote about Jesus in the New Testament were Jews (or under the instruction of Jews) who were devoted to the legitimacy and inspiration of the Old Testament scriptures and possessed a strong disdain for pagan religions. It would have been blasphemous for them to incorporate pagan sources into what they saw as the fulfillment of the sacred Old Testament scriptures concerning the Messiah. Also, since they were writing about Jesus, they were writing based upon what He taught: truth, love, honesty, integrity, etc. Why then would they lie and make up stories and suffer great persecution, hardships, ridicule, arrest, beatings, and death all for known lies and fabrications from paganism? It doesn't make sense.

Nice try though sport ;-). I'll be sure to pray for your soul.....
TrueMeaning 12/08/13,11:51
+4

I love all the nonsense being spouted about this song describing the true meaning of Christmas.

You want to know the true meaning of Christmas? Midwinter pagan celebration, nothing more. Giving the sun a hint that it's time to start putting in a decent day's work again.

Everything else associated from the nativity story was stolen more or less wholesale from the story of Mithra, an older Persian deity.
Jacob 11/29/11,14:01
+3

I second that, Carmen. This song is insipid and it does nothing more than exploit the plight of a dying mother's child to pander to the singer's and listener's own Christian Hero Complex. Jesus wept.
nauseated 12/06/13,15:56
+2

After reading the lyrics to this song I had to reach for a bucket to be copiously sick into.

At best it's laughable schmaltz, at its worst, nothing more than a cynical attempt to tug at the heart strings of people who are keen on Jesus.
missingyoumom 02/18/14,16:41
0

this song is so special to me because every time i sing it i cry cause it reminds me of how me and my mom used to have so much fun and not so long ago not even a year ago my mom passed away and i had her the best gift to give her it was a dance i was supposed to do at school and her be there but it was to late before it came she had died i love and miss her every day but I know she's my guardian mom and i know you love me....
Dust 12/17/13,09:07
0

Good words, PDUB. +50 RESPECT. I don't know anybody who this song may pertain to. Although it does make me cry as well the first time I hear it every year. In my opinion, it is about not being in the christmas spirit and eventually you find your meaning to Christmas. Everyone has a different reason to be involved in Christmas in a positive way.

~Dust
Idm 12/14/13,21:56
0

I like most of the lines in this song. To me this song is about the haves and have not of society, and not really the true meaning of Christmas, people write foolishness all the time and make millions.
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