Friday, December 24, 2010

The Secret of Christmas

It's not the glow you feel, when snow appears
It's not the Christmas card, you've sent for years
Not the joyful sound, when sleigh bells ring
Or the merry songs, children sing

The little gift you send, on Christmas day
Will not bring back the friend, you turned away

So may I suggest, the secret of Christmas
It's not the things you do, at Christmas time
But the Christmas things you do all year through

"The Secret of Christmas" was written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen for Bing Crosby, and first performed by Crosby in the 1959 film "Say One for Me". Crosby recorded the song again in 1964, for the album 12 Songs of Christmas.

If you have 3+ minutes on this busy day, click that link above to view and hear Bing sing it himself and be overcome with nostalgia - but in a good way.

Merry Christmas!


YesterUkes said...

Thank you for sharing.

minipurl said...

Thanks for the Christmas things you do all year through.

Sheri said...

Hope your Christmas was wonderful and I too thank you for sharing!