Friday, December 17, 2010

Silver Bells...

I've always enjoyed the Christmas Carol, Silver Bells.

It brings back memories of Bing Crosby singing in our kitchen - well, not really IN our kitchen... but his Christmas album (and, yes, I said album) would be playing in the backgroud while my mom would have me and my two sisters baking Christmas cookies.
This was always our pre-Dec 25th snow day activity and Bing was always there, too.

However, I enjoy Silver Bells for another reason as well.
I can picture the entire scene of this song, in my mind, as I sing it or listen to the words.

Thoughts of:
city shopping.
rushing home with treasures for friends and family I love.
the hustle and bustle that accompanies the Christmas season
children laughing

All enjoyable parts of the season for me.

And you know, besides the season being a fun and social time, that very hustle and bustle helps to accentuate the absolute stillness of Chritmas Day.
How the world... just... stops... for one day, every year, has always amazed me!

But, back to Silver Bells.
Check out the lyrics and share which ones fun scenes of the season to your mind.

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 ev'ry street corner you'll hear

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

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