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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Dear True Love,
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I can't wait until you are home for the holidays. This cold weather has me dreaming about a white Christmas and possibly a beautiful, winter wonderland. I asked Santa baby to please, let it snow so I could build Frosty the snowman.
I've begun my countdown of the twelve days of Christmas, and on the third day of Christmas, you sent to me three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree, but all I want for Christmas is you!
Last night, after rockin' around the Christmas tree, I did a little jingle bell rock to the chipmunks song. After doing my Christmas dance, I asked my good friend Cupid, "Do you hear what I hear?" Sure enough, it came upon a midnight clear that my grandma got run over by a reindeer. Not just any reindeer, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer ran over my grandma; seems his bright red nose just couldn't guide the sleigh last night.
Tomorrow night I plan to deck the halls with jingle bells and silver bells to keep the evening from becoming a silent night. Afterward, I will probably visit Grandma in the hospital and take her some delicious pecan pie. Hopefully Grandma will make it home for the holidays, to the O little town of Bethlehem. She deserves another year to say, "I heard the bells on Christmas day."
The family and I are sending glad tidings for Christmas and joy to the world. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Count the number of popular, Christmas songs you can find in my letter to my true love. It may seem childish, but hey, it's a fun, short break from work or the everyday hustle and bustle. Hint: One song is found twice.
The correct answer is 26, with "Home for the Holidays" being mentioned twice.
1. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Meredith Willson, 1951)
2. Home for the Holidays (Robert Allen and Al Stillman, 1954)
3. White Christmas (Irving Berlin, 1940's)
4. Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard and Dick Smith, 1934)
5. Santa Baby (Joan Javits, 1953)
6. Let it Snow (Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, 1945)
7. Frosty the Snowman (Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, 1950)
8. Twelve Days of Christmas (Unknown, 1500's)
9. All I Want for Christmas is You (Vince Vance & the Valiants, 1989)
10. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks, 1958)
11. Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms, 1957)
12. Chipmunks Song (Ross Bagdasarian, 1958)
13. Do You Hear What I Hear (Noel Regney, 1962)
14. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Edmund Sears, 1849)
15. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Randy Brooks, 1978)
16. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Johnny Marks, 1939)
17. Deck the Halls (John Parry Ddall, 1784)
18. Jingle Bells (James Pierpont, 1857)
19. Silver Bells (Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, 1950)
20. Silent Night (Joseph Mohr, 1816)
21. Home for the Holidays (2) (Robert Allen and Al Stillman, 1954)
22. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Phillips Brooks, 1865)
23. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Henry Longfellow, 1863)
24. Joy to the World (Isaac Watts, 1719)
25. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Unknown, 1500's)
26. Suzy Snowflake (Rosemary Clooney, 1951)
By: Brianne Baggett