Monday, December 13, 2010

A-Blog Caroling We Go: Christmas Time is Here

I posted this one last year, but it remains one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs.

This year, my daughter and I watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas" together, all snuggled up in bed. When this song came on, she looked over at me and asked, "Why are you crying, Mommy?"

It's hard to explain melancholy to a 4 year-old.

Christmas Time is Here

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year...

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"Christmas Time is Here" by Vince Guaraldi. Released on Fantasy Inc., Jan 16, 1992.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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Kristin said...

yes, the memories of Christmas' past are bittersweet.

Heather Rojo said...

Oh, that's such a good Christmas song! I have the CD somewhere... now I'll spend tonight looking for it!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

I was getting so maudlin writing this post... I'm glad you guys understand.

Heather, I think I've got at least 2 CDs of the music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as a DVD of the TV show. We've seen it twice this month already. My daughter loves Charlie Brown - which is really surreal, since I remember so many shows from when I was a kid.

Greta Koehl said...

I never get tired of this song or the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. I've heard this song being played in a couple of stores this year, and it always brings a smile to my face. Excellent choice.

Lisa Swanson Ellam said...

Wow does that song bring back the Christmas of my childhood. I still watch A Charlie Brown Christmas every year on YouTube. Thanks for the smile!