James is engaged to be married to his sister, whom he met on an Outward Bound trip, and is currently unaware of their relation.
Make peace with the fact that you’re about to eat ‘Pad Thai for 2’ by yourself.
Well, that’s the million-dollar question, now isn’t it, Old Sport?
So yes, the obvious interpretation is that Christmas in the Heart is simply another bomb thrown by Dylan at his oppressively weighty reputation. But somehow, this doesn’t fully encapsulate the range of emotions the album inspires.
If today isn’t an end, and it isn’t, then it is a beginning.