Author's Note:

This song is pretty much for anyone who's lost someone during or just before the winter holidays, though ironically I wrote it on September 30, 2004.

I look at your picture

Remember you how you were

It was some time ago

But that image

And all the memories still get to me

I guess I miss you more than I ever expected to

All I know is

It must be winter because I'm feeling like this

It must be December because I'm hurting like this

It must be Christmas because I'm missing you like this

Everyone seems happy

And so ready for the holiday

But I can barely handle it

It just hasn't been the same without you here

It must be winter because I'm feeling like this

It must be December because I'm hurting like this

It must be Christmas because I'm missing you like this

I just wish I knew why it had to be you

I can hardly feel a thing

I don't know what to say

The loss brings out the denial in me

More than anything before this ever has

It must be winter because I'm feeling like this

It must be December because I'm hurting like this

It must be Christmas because I'm missing you like this

I cared for you like there was no tomorrow

And the next thing I knew that tomorrow was yesterday

And there was no way of getting you back

It must be winter because I'm feeling like this

It must be December because I'm hurting like this

It must be Christmas because I'm missing you like this