Christmas Song’s from the Movies

11 Sleeps till Christmas

This song can be attributed to many a Christmas Movie but I decided to recognise a great scene from Fred Clause.Fred

Sleigh Ride was originally an instrumental composed between 1946 and 48 by Leroy Anderson. It wasn’t until 1950 that words for the music were written by Mitchell Parish.

SleighThe version from the movie is sung by the Ronettes is playing while Fred is having no ride of his life in the sleigh on his way to the North Pole for the first time.

The version used is shorter to that which I’ve posted but I’ve stuck a link at the end for you to see the movie version.

Funny scene, great song; hope you enjoy.

Sleigh Ride

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring ting tingling too
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you,
Outside the snow is falling
and friends are calling “Yoo hoo,”
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
let’s go, Let’s look at the show,
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
it’s grand, Just holding your hand,
We’re gliding along with a song
of a wintry fairy land.

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
and comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together
like two birds of a feather would be
Let’s take that road before us
and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

There’s a birthday party
at the home of Farmer Gray
It’ll be the perfect ending a perfect day
We’ll be singing the songs
we love to sing without a single stop,
At the fireplace while we watch
the chestnuts pop. Pop! pop! pop!

There’s a happy feeling
nothing in the world can buy,
When they pass around the chocolate
and the pumpkin pie
It’ll nearly be like a picture print
by Currier and IvesThese wonderful things are the things
we remember all through our lives!
of a wintry fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
and comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together
like two birds of a feather would be
Let’s take that road before us
and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.

 

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You’d Better Watch Out

12 Sleeps till Christmas

You’d better watch out, you’d better not pout
He knows where to look, he’ll come seek you out
Just like his brother he too has checked twice
So, he knows whose naughty, ignores whose nice
You’d better watch out

He does the dirty work, there is no doubt
While the jolly fat man goes gadabout
Stalking boys and girls with feelings like ice
You’d better watch out

Basket carried over red coat worn-out
A grubby white beard from his chin does sprout
Big brown horns come from his head full of lice
And a tongue as long as his tail, not nice
Beware the Krampus after lights go out
You’ve been warned

 

Copyright © JRFC November 2019
Image from Pinterest

A Good Ole Christmas Jingle

13 Sleeps till Christmas

Ring Out Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull and written by their lead singer Ian Anderson was first released back in December 1976 and later released on the Album ‘Songs from the Woods’ in ’77.

The band formed in ’67 in the town of Blackpool in the north of England initially playing music in the style of blues rock and jazz fusion, developing their sound in time to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock, forming a progressive rock signature.

This little gem takes me back to my early career and the Christmas music played on store radios. Although busy times it made the day go quick and I appreciated my time off as I didn’t have so much back then. 

Ring Out Solstice Bells

Now is the solstice of the year
Winter is the glad song that you hear
Seven maids move in seven time
Have the lads up ready in a line

Ring out these bells
Ring out, ring solstice bells
Ring solstice bells

Join together ‘neath the mistletoe,
By the holy oak whereon it grows
Seven druids dance in seven time
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming

Ring out these bells
Ring out, ring solstice bells
Ring solstice bells

Ring out, ring out the solstice bells
Ring out, ring out the solstice bells

Praise be to the distant sister sun,

Joyful as the silver planets run
Seven maids move in seven time
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming

Ring out these bells
Ring out, ring solstice bells
Ring solstice bells
Ring on, ring out
Ring on, ring out
Ring on, ring out
Ring on, ring out

 

Why not check out the song here.

Image from Pinterest, modified by JRFC

Never Lose Hope

14 Sleeps till Christmas

First published on Free Verse Revolution, December 2018.

Never Lose Hope

There’s no better time than now

When the world is so fraught

With hurt, pain and sadness

T’is the season to be jolly

Open your hearts, your souls

To the wonder that Christmas brings

 

“Peace on earth and good will to all”

Doesn’t that sound so much more than

“Get out of my face you bum and get a job”

Better than

“You’re just weighing me down I don’t need you”

Love thy Neighbour

 

There’s no cliché in Christmas

So don’t look for it

Celebrate the hope and the joy it brings

For it can endure

Be the hand that reaches out

As the light of a single candle reaches through the dark

 

Be joy; be love, be hope!

Not just Christmas Day but everyday

Let the Yuletide Spirit fill you

And flow through your finger tips

Like sun’s rays through a cloudy day

Passing on the smile it brings

 

For a smile can be contagious

It brings happiness and laughter

All the year round

Life can be a beautiful ride

Lead by example

Never lose hope

 

Copyright © JRFC From December 2018
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