Monday, December 24, 2007

26 Days Of Christmas-Day 25

Happy Christmas Eve! Only one day left, and then it's the moment we've all been waiting for. I was looking back over my 26 Days Of Christmas collection, and I noticed that something is missing. It's got a little something for everybody in there, except it's lacking a good rousing polka. So tonight, you get polka. The share for Christmas Eve is Marv Herzog-Round And Round The Xmas Tree from Silver Bells (7" 45 RPM Sound 291). You know you love to polka round and round the Christmas tree.

Previous Tunes:
Mickey Gilley-Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Christmas Time
Scott Fagen-Sandy The Blue Nosed Reindeer
Russ Morgan-The Mistletoe Kiss
Sascha Burland-The Chickens Are In The Chimes!
Commander Shea School Boys' Choir-Chree-See-Mus
The Crew-Cuts-Dance Mr. Snowman Dance
Tennessee Ernie-A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus
Arthur Godfrey-Christmas Is Christmas
Sue Powell-Kiss Me It's Kiss-mas
Eddy Howard-Uncle Mistletoe
Lonzo And Oscar-Jangle Bells
Margaret Whiting And Jimmy Wakely-Christmas Candy
Joe Dowell-A Kiss For Christmas
Connie Landers-I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter
Joe Ward-Christmas Questions
Molly Bee-Willy Claus
The William Dawson Chorus-Merry Are The Bells
The Roy-Cliffs-Marshmallow World
Cricketone Chorus & Orchestra-The Snowflake Song
Jimmy Boyd-Santa Claus Blues
Dora Hall-Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Burl Ives-It's Gonna Be A Mixed Up Xmas
Lisa And The Lollipops-Stumpy
Dinah Shore-You Meet The Nicest People


adrienne said...

Dear Ernie,

I know you are tired, but a huge THANK YOU for keeping alive our Christmas memories alive.

If you are a person near 60 years old (don't think you are there yet) you might have heard the following song when you were a kid. Not sure of the title. But here are the exact lyrics. My brother found a scratchy cassette tape that my father had made off a vinyl around 50 years ago, so I listened and typed the lyrics. It sounds a bit like Bing Crosby on a 78.

This song was like a school bell reminding us to gather in the living room on Christmas morning, to open presents. (My mom and dad had stayed up half the night before: mom preparing turkey, dad wrapping presents with corners precisely folded.)

Dad would put on the record. We'd gather, holding hands and sing this song. Mom and Dad, alas, are gone, but dearly missed. Here's to Christmas memories of our past as kids, and a big thank you to parents who made the season bright, and to you who are keeping the flame alive.

Would you please consider posting the following on your blog? Someone out there may be able to help those of us who are searching.

When I learn how, I will send you, via internet, a copy of the cassette recording which has been transferred to a CD.

Thanks for an interesting blog. I just discovered you a few days ago. What a labor of love! I'll keep watching. And have a Merry Christmas yourself.

WHAT IS THIS SONG? It would have been played on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, enticing all to gather and share presents around the tree.

Title: All Around the Christmas Tree or ???
Artist: Sounds a lot like Bing Crosby
Year: 1940s? 1950s?

Little boys, little girls don't delay,
This is your Merry Christmas day.
Come along, join the family,
and gather around, all around the Christmas tree.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, cling, clang, cling.
Plum puddin', toys and everything.
Old Saint Nick may be there for tea,
So gather around, all around the Christmas tree.

Mother, Dad and brother Bill,
Cousin Jack and Uncle Will,
Grandma and your Grandpa, too,
Awaiting around the Christmas tree for you.

1st time:
Little boys, little girls, hand in hand,
Hop, skip and jump to fairyland.
Santa Claus comes but once a year,
He's comin' around the chimney,
(instrumental of four beats)
Comin' right down the chimney,
(instrumental of four beats)
He's comin' around, all around the Christmas tree.

2nd time:
Little boys, little girls, hand in hand,
Hop, skip and jump to fairyland.
Santa Claus comes but once a year,
He's comin' around the chimney,
(instrumental of 4 beats)
Comin' right down the chimney,
(instrumental: of 4 beats)
He's comin' around, he's comin' around,
All around the Christmas tree.
Ding! Dong!

Anonymous said...

shame you can't put all of the 26 days of christmas into one zip file or something similar. rapidshare is a pain to download from unless you actually pay money to download more then one every few hours, and it can be hard to catch everything on all the sites devoted to christmas music and downloads this time of year, it could be easily a full time job Obviously you can't do it for everything. the adventures in carols is a great example this year using mediafire. very easy to catchup. just a thought. there's some neat stuff here....

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and a Bright and Shiny New Year, Ernie. Peace and love to you and yours and thanks for sharing. ;-)


Lee Hartsfeld said...

Yes, the very best Christmas wishes, and....

Ooops. It's the 26th. Never mind.

None of that stuff counts now. The world can go back to its usual unmerry mode.

(Just kidding. Happy Holidays!!)