On this Monday before Christmas, a little "music" to get you in the mood; a few stanzas from some holiday standards to get you across the finish line, and to keep you in the spirit of the holidays for a few more days:
(A 'remix' of last year's list. But, just as last year, the following are meant to be sung, not just read.)
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas/Everywhere you go/There's a tree in the Grand hotel/One in the park as well/The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow…/…And the thing that will make them ring/Is the carol that you sing/Right within your heart."
"Silent night, Holy night/All is calm, all is bright…"
"Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly/In the arms of the evergreen trees/And the sun is red like a pumpkin head.../Take a walk with your favorite girl…/In the winter it's a marshmallow world."
"I met a man who lives in Tennessee/He was headin' for/Pennsylvania, and some homemade pumpkin pie/From Pennsylvania, folks are travelin'/Down to Dixie's sunny shore/From Atlantic to Pacific/Gee, the traffic is terrific."
"I don't want a lot for Christmas/There is just one thing I need/I don't care about the presents/Underneath the Christmas tree…Oh, I won't ask for much this Christmas/I won't even wish for snow/And I'm just gonna keep on waiting/Underneath the mistletoe…"
"How still we see thee lie/Above thy deep and dreamless sleep/The silent stars go by/Yet in thy dark streets shineth/The everlasting light/The hopes and fears of all the years/Are met in thee tonight."
"Peace on earth, and mercy mild."
"I'll be home for Christmas/You can plan on me/Please have snow and mistletoe/And presents on the tree."