Get in the Holiday Spirit with Faith Hill's 'Where Are You, Christmas?'

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This season, Faith Hill's "Where Are You, Christmas?" is just as likely a Christmas song to be heard on your local country radio station as any variation of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." You might not expect a song co-written by Mariah Carey and featured in a Jim Carrey film to become a country Christmas staple, but Hill's rendition has become a holiday classic.

A live action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas was released in 2000. Composers James Horner and Will Jennings wrote the melancholy "Christmas, Why Can't I Find You?" for the film. Originally they co-wrote a longer version of the song with Mariah Carey, who also recorded the song. However, due to a legal case pending between Carey and her ex-husband Tommy Mottola, she was unable to release the track. Enter Faith Hill, country queen of our hearts. Her song "Breathe" was a smash hit the year before. As a result, Hill was the natural choice to record the song.

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The song, which is about the search for the magic of Christmas beyond childhood and in good times and bad, is a welcome reminder during the holiday season. It makes for a mournful carol, but one that is as genuine as a Christmas tree.

The music video has an adorable cameo appearance from Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who, the same character she plays in the movie.

This wasn't the last time Hill's voice was featured in movie soundtracks. For instance, the following year she contributed to the Pearl Harbor soundtrack with "There You'll Be", which hit No. 1 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. Hill also appeared in the 2004 film, The Stepford Wives and the 2015 film Dixieland.

In the mood for more holiday music? Check our our list of the best christmas songs in country music that even Santa Claus would approve of.

"Where Are You, Christmas" Lyrics:

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
Fills your heart with love

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Faith Hill's 'Where Are You, Christmas?'