I have always loved Christmas and Christmas music. Christmas is a season where people tend to be nicer to each other for no particular reason, and families and friends spend time together. I thought I would offer a few random thoughts on some of the Christmas songs I’ve loved over the years.
It’s Beginning to Love a Lot Like Christmas
By Meredith Wilson
Well, I should say it is. As a matter of fact, it’s been looking a lot like Christmas in the stores since a little before Halloween. What exactly does Christmas look like anyway? If it’s frost on the windows, being able to see your breath in the air, and freezing your patootie off, then it pretty much looks like Christmas all winter long here.
By Irving Berlin
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then you must not be a traveler because there is nothing more unpleasant than trying to get home when air flights are delayed and roadways are covered in mounds of snow. And let’s not even thing about that ice that weighs down the power lines so badly that they finally give out, and there’s no power at your house to cook that Christmas goose.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
I have relatives that think this song is supposed to be their gift list. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to open a package of seven statues of seven maids a milking for my coffee table. And the one who gives me any kind of a bird to sprinkle his goods in my presence just needs to run for cover.
By John Pierpont
Now, there’s a cute little ditty. Ever had a horn blowing in the neighborhood for hours on end because something set off the alarm, and there’s nobody to shut it off?
The Christmas Song
By Robert Wells
Does anyone actually know how to roast a chestnut? I wouldn’t even know how long to cook a chestnut. And to be honest, I don’t think my cookware came with a chestnut roasting pan.
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
By Kraig Hohf & Nicole Mago
And by all means, I hope you get them. But if for some reason Santa sees fit not to bring them, please see a dentist. I think he can help you. I hear Santa leaves a stock of them there.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
By Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram
This is a great old tear-jerker I hear every Christmas which reminds of all those people who are unable to be home for Christmas. How sad. Because of its great sentimental message, those people sit and become disheartened crying in their eggnog because there’s just no way to be there. On the other hand, there are those who can barely hear the song above the whining of tired kids running wildly around the house and the screeching of the parents trying to settle them down. They’re probably wishing they were anywhere but home for Christmas.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
By Tommie Connor
Now, there’s a song that can give the kids years of therapy. Mommy’s not supposed to be kissing anybody but Daddy, and they had seen Santa at the mall already, and Daddy is the one who took them.
Frosty, the Snowman
By Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins
Okay. Let’s build a snowman. We put all the pieces together in the right order and go back into the house to warm up. When we go back out into the yard, lo and behold, Frosty has caught a train for the North Pole. You think I’m going back out in the yard again? And there’s months of checking under the bed.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
By Edward Pola, George Wyle
Yes, it is. It’s wonderful season for the toy stores, television sports producers, gasoline companies and grocery stores. It’s also a great time for the health clubs and gyms because so many people who gorge themselves with food go right into New Year’s Day making those resolutions to lose weight and get into shape.
In spite of it all, it is a season of love and compassion, something we unfortunately don’t see a lot of the rest of the year. So slap that music on the player and start getting in the mood.