Home for the holidays

Flying Squirrel

 

Now that we’re in December and the holiday music playlists fill our homes and cars, you’re likely to hear one particular Christmas tune over and over.

First recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby as a tribute to America’s soldiers in World War II, this classic has since been covered by Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Michael Bublé and Kelly Clarkson, among others.

The song is, of course, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

The song speaks of a far-away dreamer who wistfully pro...

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