Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Winter Songs We Can Still Sing...
It's the middle of February and another dusting of snow has fallen on top of the previous snow in New Jersey. It's pretty and looking like a Christmas card. It makes you want to sing carols. But, Christmas is long over and Christmas songs seem tacky when Christmas is over.
But there are songs that are sung at Christmas time that aren't really Christmas songs at all. Now, I'm not talking about secular songs that mention Christmas or (C)hanuk(k)ah songs. I'm talking about songs that mention snow, sleigh rides, and other cold weather activities but NO mention of Christmas or any holidays.
Many are old songs that precede the "PC" era so that's not the reason they don't mention Christmas. They are fun songs that are suitable for a post holiday winter snowy day.
"Winter Wonderland", "Let It Snow", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Sleigh Ride", "Frosty The Snowman", "Baby It's Cold Outside" and even "Jingle Bells" are all suitable songs to play this time of year in the cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere. I'm sure there are others but that's a pretty good list. Heck, They work as songs to sing in public schools.
So break out those songs, Enjoy some cocoa by a warm fire and listen to these standards.