"It Must Have Been Christmas" was written by John Eidsvoog (me) in
November 2007. I came up with the idea for the first two lines in
February of 2007, but put it aside until I was later inspired. It has a
rather unique rhyming scheme where two successive words rhyme in four
places each verse (cheer/we're, gifts/it's, etc.). This makes the
phrasing a little strange as well and as much as I enjoy the song, I'm
afraid it's unlikely to go very far. The version you hear in the MP3
below is a special duet arrangement recorded by Julie and I with piano,
guitar, bass and strings.
picture in the background was taken on December 24th, 2003 along I-35
in Minnesota. We awoke that morning in Minneapolis after a freezing
rain left a beautiful layer on the trees. It added a nice touch to our
short drive down to Owatonna and by the time we arrived it had warmed
up and everything had melted. We printed the card on an HP 9800 using
borderless printing. We hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas.