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.