John T. Willis

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

It is Christmas Eve 2009, and God woke up Evelyn and me this morning with a blowing snow. As I compose this blog, the snow is still blowing hard. Snow is everywhere. We are "socked in." There are at least six inches so far. Many of our birds are hovering near the house to get the grain. A fire is in the fireplace. This is an incredible day. We thank God for the gift of snow.

In 1934, Felix Bernard wrote the song: Winter Wonderland. Richard B. Smith wrote the lyrics. The Andrews Sisters and Perry Como made this song famous. The lyrics of Winter Wonderland have undoubtedly contributed to the magical vision of snow at Christmas together with the tradition of building snoemen and therefore turning fantasy into reality by creating a real Winter Wonderland. Here are the lyrics.

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 the new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then 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.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snow, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

I hope YOU enjoy this song. Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

John Willis


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