First, an appeal for a bit of forgiveness: I didn't quite get my musical advent calendar finished on time this year. (Boo hoo.) You know how it is: stuff piles up.
Speaking of an appeal, here's a song with that theme. Sting adapted the Victorian tune, normally performed on All Souls Day, to a Christmas setting for If On A Winter's Night, which came out three years ago. (This was our favourite song on the album, with our son showing that the mimicry gene has landed successfully in the next generation.)
This performance is from Letterman.