Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pink Saturday-Christmas song
Silver Bells...when I was growing up we would all pile in the station wagon with another family and drive around town with thermos of hot cocoa and cookies baked by Mom and look at the houses decorated with lights.  My Dad had a wonderful singing voice, great memories.

This book I picked up at Barnes and Noble a couple of years ago and I love it.  It is so interesting to read the stories and hisotry behind the songs that were written. 

Some interesting tidbits about the song:  written and composed  by Jay Livington and Ray Evans, as they discussed the script, one of the men picked up a small silver bell and played with it the tiny noisemaker magically transported the writers to the sidewalks of New York,    When President John F. Kennedy declarred it his faviorite Chritmas song, "Silver-Bells" rang out loudly in the White House.  Bells were constantly chiming in the hands of men and women seeking donations to help the poor and needy.   In the city, bells, did much more than anything else, to signal the coming of the holiday season.  "Silver Bells" fully captured this experience in song.


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I am going to have to look for this would make a wonderful gift for the grands...
We used to do the same thing...hop in the car with freshly baked cookies and a thermos of hot chocolate and drive around oooohhhing and ahhhhhing at all the beautiful lights....such sweet memories.
Merry Christmas and HPS, too!

LV said...

What a wonderful holiday book. My husband and I used to listen to anything Jim Reeves sang. A great artist gone much too soon.

Donnie said...

That book looks really interesting. It would make a nice gift. Happy Pink Saturday.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Thanks for the heads up... I'll take a look at that book the next time I'm at Barnes and Noble! glad I stopped by for Pink Saturday! Merry, Merry!


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