Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blog Caroling - Just in the "Nick" of Time!


This is my first time participating in blog caroling.  I have so many favorites, it's hard to choose which one to post, but I've decided to go with one of the tunes that really warms me up, since it's such a cold night here in my neck of the woods.  We are awaiting our first big snowfall of the season.  I'm hoping for a "snow-day" off work tomorrow, during which I'll surely cozy up in front of a warm fire.  For that reason, my tune for tonight is.... (drumroll): "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire", otherwise known as, "The Christmas Song".

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you


For those who'd like to sing along, I offer this version, sung (of course) by none other than Nat King Cole.



Woo-hoo! Just as I was finishing up this post, the news came through!  SNOW DAY tomorrow!  Yay for me! :)

Renate

7 comments:

Lori E said...

Locally the only schools that usually close for snow days are the private (Catholic) schools.
I used to tell my whining kids it was because those kids were praying. LOL.

Kristin said...

yay for you! freezing rain here.

Carol said...

I love this song, I LOVE Nat.

You enjoy that snow day!

Mavis said...

Yeah for your Snow Day. It's supposed to hit our area of NC about 4 AM.

And I always love listening to Nat King Cole's rendition of Chestnuts. Stay warm.

Renate said...

Lori, that's hilarious! :) Kristin and Carol, thanks for your comments. Carol, I don't know how you do it while you're traveling! Thanks, Mav. I'm guessing by now, you're surrounded by the white stuff! :)

Renate

LindaRe said...

I love this version and also the one with daughter Natalie.

Greta Koehl said...

It's funny - we were just talking about this song at work. Everyone agreed - the Nat King Cole version is the best.