Saturday, December 24, 2011

クリスマスイブ 山下達郎 Christmas Eve・Tatsuro Yamashita

Tatsuro Yamashita's song Christmas Eve first appeared in 1983.
It has become a standard in Japan heard everywhere much like Jingle Bells here in America.

I heard it (on my first trip to Japan over Christmas week) through the commercials for the JR Railway. They used it for many years for their Christmas Holiday commercials.
Wonderful small stories of people trying to get home to see their love ones for the holidays. Last year I posted the commercials but for this year I thought I would post the clip featuring the way Tokyo, a city known for light, Decks the Halls !

My wish for you all is to have a lovely, quiet, joyful Christmas Day.
Gayle and the Square Ones.


  1. Nice footage of the city!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Love it! Merry Christmas to you and the Square Ones, Parsnip!

  3. merry christmas, sugarplum! xoxoxoxo

  4. merry christmas to you and your family and to my friends, the square boys... yelp, yert!

    smiles, bee