Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas eve

Well, its Christmas eve, which I like just as much if not more than Christmas day.

We left last night so we can spend Thurs-Sun with our family and friends in VA. Today my aunt is took us to lunch to celebrate my birthday, which was 2 1/2 weeks ago. This evening the family and some friends will gather at Spouse's sister's house for food and holiday cheer. Oh, and for Spouse's mother's 2nd birthday celebration of the month.

But likely my favorite part about Christmas eve is Frank Poole's lyric, written in 1946:

Merry Christmas, Darling
Greeting cards have all been sent
The Christmas rush is through
But I still have one wish to make
A special one for you

Merry Christmas, Darling
We're apart that's true
But I can dream and in my dreams
I'm Christmasing with you

Holidays are joyful
There's always something new
But every day's a holiday
When I'm near to you

The lights on my tree
I wish you could see
I wish it every day
Logs on the fire
Fill me with desire
To see you and to say

That I wish you Merry Christmas
Happy New Year, too
I've just one wish on this Christmas Eve
I wish I were with you

Logs on the fire
Fill me with desire
To see you and to say

That I wish you Merry Christmas
Happy New Year, too
I've just one wish on this Christmas Eve
I wish I were with you
I wish I were with you

Merry, merry, merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, Darling

This somewhat sad but incredibly beautiful lyric was set to music by Richard Carpenter in 1966. He and sister Karen released "Merry Christmas, Darling" in 1970. Enjoy it with me right now, won't you?

Merry Christmas, Darlings!

Crush du Jour: Craig Carpurso

1 comment:

truthspew said...

Ok, Merry Christmas, Happy Saturnalia/Solstice/Yule/Kwanza/Hannukah and if I missed any, too bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3354flS1KJs

Yes I am an 80's child. Well, young adult in the 80's. Turned 21 in 1985.