Getting Ready For Christmas Day

Album: So Beautiful Or So What (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from Paul Simon's twelfth studio album, So Beautiful Or So What. The song premiered on National Public Radio on November 16, 2010.
  • The song is about an uncle wondering about the fate of his nephew, who is serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. It is built around a sample recorded in 1941 of the last sermon by pre-war American Christian preacher and gospel singer, Reverend J.M. Gates.

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