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Christmas song a YouTube sensation

Two years ago, Becky Kelley’s young nephew was waiting to see Santa Claus at a shopping mall.
“Where’s the line to see Jesus?” Spencer Reijgers, then 4, asked his aunt.
Kelley, a member of the McKnight Road Church of Christ in St. Louis, told her father, Steve Haupt, about his grandson’s question.
Haupt, a McKnight Road church elder and business owner with a background as a pianist, took the idea and wrote a song that starts like this:
Christmas time was approaching. The snow is starting to fall. Shoppers choosing their presents. People filling the mall. Children waiting for Santa with excitement and glee.

A little boy tugged my sweater, looked up and asked me, “Where’s the line to see Jesus? Is he here at the store? If Christmas time is his birthday, why don’t we see him more?”
Becky Kelley, a graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., recorded a professional version of the song. A YouTube video of it has gone viral with 1.6 million views — and counting.
“I’m blown away,” Kelley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She said she was spending three hours a day answering fan e-mails and fielding calls from radio stations.
Haupt said he first felt flattered that people liked the song and then excited that it could be a hit.
“That’s evolved into being humbled that God would give me a message like this that’s affected so many people,” he told The Christian Chronicle. “I feel like just a messenger from God. What are the odds of my grandson saying it, my daughter relaying it to me and then me writing a song about it?”

  • Feedback
    It was a forwarded email sent by my sister who lives in Port Alberni,British Columbia.Since the time I recieved it I have been touched so much so that I
    have forwarded this email to many of my friends and relatives and I have heard this song”Where`s the line to see JESUS” over and over and over and just can`t seem to get it enough. It`s just so beautiful and full of meaning that has touched my heart.I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER 6 DVDS and give them as Christmas gifts this CHRISTMAS 2011.THANK YOU FOR SHARING SUCH A GREAT CHRISTMAS song. Merry Christmas and PLEASE KEEP BLESSING US WITH SUCH BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.
    Adaline Montang
    Colton, California
    December, 14 2011

    I love the song “Where’s the line to see Jesus”. Can it be purchased. I would like to learn it for the 2011 Christmas Season.
    Thank You,
    Linda Beal
    First Christian Church
    Clayton, Ga
    January, 9 2011

    mary claire vornhagen
    our lady of lourdes
    cincinnati, ohio
    December, 25 2010

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