Friday, December 12, 2008

Blog Caroling!

Here are my blog carols for this year...

Silver Bells

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you'll hear . . .

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights, even stop lights blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa's big scene, and above all this bustle you'll hear . . .

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

Soon it will be Christmas day!


From Wikipedia: "Silver Bells" is a classic Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
"Silver Bells" was introduced by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in a motion picture called The Lemon Drop Kid in 1951. The first recorded version was by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards in 1952, which also became a hit in late 1952. The lyrics are unusual for a Christmas song in that they describe the holiday in the city, and not a rural setting.


You can read about memories I have associated with this song here.

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I predated this blog post and it was published before I had a chance to redo it. Therefore I'm updating this post to include Elvis' "Blue Christmas". In light of the decision made in Congress last night regarding the loan request by the Big 3 automakers, I have to say that the Christmas carol that most matches my mood this season is Blue Christmas.

Blue Christmas

I'll have a blue Christmas without you
I'll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me

And when those blue snowflakes start falling
That's when those blue memories start calling
You'll be doin all right, with your Christmas of white
But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas

(instrumental break)

You'll be doin all right, with your Christmas of white,
But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas

1 comment:

  1. Jasia,
    I love this version (especially with the KING!) so of course I was singing along! Merry Christmas friend.

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