‘A Different Kind of Christmas’ – Live Performance From Mark Schultz

'A Different Kind of Christmas' - Live Performance From Mark Schultz

For anyone missing a lost loved one this holiday season, ‘Different Kind Of Christmas' from Mark Schultz is a song for you.

"Putting candles in the windows

Lights upon the tree

But there’s no laughter in this house

Not like there used to be

There’s just a million little memories

That remind me you’re not here It’s just a different kind of Christmas this year"

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Artist and performer Mark Schultz is no stranger to heartache. In fact, his own personal loss is what inspired him to write this special song.

Story Behind Mark Schultz’s Christmas Song

When his wife's father passed away, she felt a terrible ache in her heart.

"My wife loved to get those letters every Christmas from Santa Claus. Even when she was in college she would go home and write a note to Santa the night before. And even when we got married, the notes changed a little bit but she still got notes."

"In the evening fires glow

Dancing underneath the mistletoe

A letter left from Santa Claus

Won’t be the same this year in this house because

There’s one less place set at the table

One less gift under the tree"

The first Christmas after her dad's death, Schultz's wife realized that she would no longer receive letters from ‘Santa.' That's when she knew that Christmas was going to be very different.

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Over the years, the powerful words have provided comfort to those with an ache in their heart. It's always hard to look at that empty space at our table, but we can find peace knowing that our loved ones are truly in a better place in Heaven.

WATCH: Mark Schultz Live Performance Of ‘Different Kind Of Christmas’

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