December 18.2014 – The Story Behind “Where Are You Christmas” by Faith Hill

Watch the official video here! Faith Hill Where Are You Christmas video

“Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You?” is a song co-written by James Horner, Will Jennings and Mariah Carey for the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000. In the movie, it is first sung by Taylor Momsen, who played Cindy Lou Who.

The song was originally recorded by Carey, but because of a legal case with her ex-husband Tommy Mottola, it could not be released, so it was re-recorded and released by Faith Hill.

A video was released featuring Hill singing from the Grinch’s mountaintop home, interspersed with clips from the film and a cameo appearance by Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who.

Faith’s version of “Where Are You Christmas” has performed an amazing success in the music world. Charting on the US Hot 100 chart, the US Billboard Hot Country Songs, US Billboard Adult Contemporary, US BIllboard Adult Pop, and US Billboard Holiday singles all in the year 2000!!

Faith Hill has sold over 600,000 hard copies and downloads of “Where Are You Christmas”, making it the 7th most successful selling Christmas song in Recording Industry Association history.

LYRICS: Written by James Horner, Will Jennings and Mariah Carey
Where are you Christmas
Why can’t I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can’t I hear music play

My world is changing
I’m rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too

Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I’m not the same one
See what the time’s done
Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh

If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

I feel you Christmas
I know I’ve found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas
Fill your heart with love

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One thought on “December 18.2014 – The Story Behind “Where Are You Christmas” by Faith Hill

  1. why didn’t they record Taylor Momsen singing ” where are you Christmas”? I thought being sung by an actual young child brought more realism to the song.!! I don’t care for either grown ups version thank you. not a real representation of the moment….

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