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It's the news that no one hopes for,
Every parent's greatest fear
Finding out the child you love so much
Might not make it through the year
Now the thought of spending Christmas
Without him just feels wrong
They've been praying for a miracle,
Now they're praying he can just hold on

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For one last Christmas, one last time,
One last season when the world is right,
One more telling of the story,
One more verse of Silent Night,
They'd give anything so he could have
One last Christmas.

Middle of September
Still seventy degrees
Daddy climbs up in the attic
Brings down candles
Hangs the lights on all the trees,
Then the neighbors started asking
And pretty soon word got around
First it was the neighborhood,
Before too long they lit up that whole town.

Chorus:
For one last Christmas, one last time,
One last season when the world is right,
One more telling of the story,
One more verse of Silent Night,
They'd give anything so he could have
One last Christmas.

Twenty-seventh of October,
His time was wearing thin
Friends and family, even strangers
That they didn't know brought presents in
He was weak but he was smiling
Like there was nothing even wrong
They said he wouldn't make it,
Looks like he got to see it after all

Chorus:
For one last Christmas, one last time,
One last season when the world is right,
One more telling of the story,
One more verse of Silent Night,
They'd give anything so he could have
One last Christmas



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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    I am a mother of three children and my youngest son feel ill. When the doctors called back and said that there were "leukemia cells present" i have never cried so hard in my life. The thought of loosing a child is something no parent should ever have to go through. You turn all of your pety problems and face the biggest fear imaginable. For children who know no other, they are happy, although dying inside, they smile, love, play and laugh. I am fortunate to have all of my children with me, but struggle daily with what "could be" it has definately taught me alot i didn't even know i had to learn
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    UnregisteredJan 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    This song is based on a little boy named dax locke who had cancer. The doctors said that he wasn't going to live for christmas. So, his parents and the whole neighborhood gave dax one last christmas. There is a movie called "the heart of christmas" where matthew west sings my favorite song "one last christmas" that is my meaning to this wonderful, heart-touching, and heart-melting song "one last christmas",
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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    Not to think about yourself but others that don't have what we have or are going through a rough patch. We also need to think about giving instead of getting.
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    To cherish every moment, and to live everyday making memories with the ones we love because we don't know what the future holds. This song reminds me daily to enjoy and love my family and not to pay attention to the little stuff but to enjoy life! Thank you dax!
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 2:12 am
    This song means so much to my family and i! My baby sister has leukemia so everytime i hear this song it touches me greatly.

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