Our sing-along for Wednesday, December 30, is “Winter Wonderland,” but I’ve provided a surprise, which is referenced below.
Like a lot of secular “Christmas” songs, this one has nothing to do with Christmas: it’s really a wintertime song. Nevertheless, we probably won’t hear it on the radio once they stop playing “holiday” music, even though in this part of the world we’ll be shoveling “winter wonderland” for months yet.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonderland. Gone away is the bluebird; Here to stay is a new bird To sing a love song while we stroll along Walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow, we can build a snowman. We'll pretend that he is Parson Brown. He'll say, "are you married?" We'll say, "No, man, But you can do the job when you're in town." Later on, we'll conspire As we dream by the fire To face unafraid the plans that we've made Walking in a winter wonderland.
And now the surprise. Each year in the holiday season, The Plain Dealer publishes some parody songs on the opinion pages in their “Editorial Carolbook.” I’ve done my best with Lisa Garvin’s clever 2020 contribution, called “Walking in Coronavirus Land.” The singalong lyrics plus the other songs for 2020 are at the previous link, and my recording is here. (Plain Dealer friends, this is intended as a compliment, not a copyright violation. If you don’t like it, please let me know and I’ll take it down.)
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Join us at https://lavezzi.us/ on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas to join in this virtual sing-along. Care to be a serial singer? Here you go:
- Here is the song from the First Day of Christmas.
- Here is the song from the Second Day of Christmas.
- Here is the song from the Third Day of Christmas.
- Here is the song from the Fourth Day of Christmas.
- Here is the song from the Fifth Day of Christmas.
My featured image for this post comes from a drive-through of the GE Nela Park holiday light display in 2017. Seemed like a Winter Wonderland to us!