It’s a short and simple song that melts my cold, northern heart; a secular carol with a spiritually concordant message. I don’t think Jesus or any of my atheist friends would have any qualms with deep love, forgiveness, or grieving for the least. During its two-minute playing time, I can pretend that this is what Christmas always feels like; instead of the crass commercialization that seems to arrive in tandem with the Christmas season. It’s like the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in pop song form.