Thursday, November 29, 2018

What Is Your Favorite Christmas Holiday Season Song?


That question opens a world of so many songs that could be the answer.  Of course, it should be made clear that I’m not talking about just “Christmas Carols,” but all holiday and Christmas songs.  Really think about which one you find is your favorite.  For me it’s almost a tie.

My top two favorites are “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” but my all-time favorite has to be “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?  One of my dear friends once said that I was an ‘old soul’ because “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” is a popular song from the mid-20th century.  I guess that is so.  It just spoke to me and I thought it had the most musical score with it.

In case you’ve never heard it, find it and play it.  In my humble opinion the best version is done by the ‘Living Voices’ singers from their album “The Little Drummer Boy.”  But for those of you who haven’t heard the lyrics to it, here goes:

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Ah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's, New Year’s Eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year, New Year's Eve?

Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
I'd ever be the one you chose
Out of the thousand invitations you received

Ah, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year, New Year's Eve?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind,
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And the days of auld lange syn.

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

So now, what is your favorite holiday song?  Let me know by answering at the bottom of this blog or posting to Facebook.  I’d love to hear all your answers.  Maybe you will mention a song I hadn’t thought of so far and I can listen to it and enjoy it as much as you do.



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Bryan W. Rupp