Sunday, December 14, 2008

Poetry Train Monday - 79 - Jingle Bells














Saturday was the 7th Annual Sisters Christmas Lights Party. Guests usually include myself and my sister. Sometimes my husband joins in, and our mom flits in and out of it. But generally it's an intimate gathering for two.














Two silly sisters who love to laugh and who love Christmas. We've turned putting my mom's outside Christmas lights into a blast.

We always begin the proceedings with Frank Sinatra's CD A Jolly Christmas. Track number one is Jingle Bells, done Frankie's way.














For the Poetry Train today, I'd like to invite you along as we sip the spirits of the season from our frosty Christmas mugs. Grab a cord of lights, some twist ties and let's put up some cheer.


Jingle Bells (as arranged for Frank Sinatra)


I love those J-I-N-G-L-E bells
Oh! Those holiday J-I-N-G-L-E bells
Oh! Those happy J-I-N-G-L-E
B-E double L-S
I love those J-I-N-G-L-E bells
Oh!

Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow (Doo doh)
In a one-horse open sleigh (Today)
O're the fields we go (Doo doh)
Laughing all the way (Today)

Bells on bobtail ring
Makin' our spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighin' song tonight

Ho ho ho
Ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho ho

Jingle bells
Jing, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

I love those J-I-N-G-L-E bells
Oh! Those holiday J-I-N-G-L-E bells
Oh! Those happy J-I-N-G-L-E
B-E double L-S
I love those jingle bells
All the way!

Jingle all the way!

- original lyrics by James Lord Pierpont (1857)

- arranged for Frank Sinatra by Gordon Jenkins

16 comments:

Akelamalu said...

LOL we put up our tree and decorations today helped by our youngest grandson Nate (2). We have a singing santa and a singing Rudolph so we've been singing Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer all day! :0

Julia Smith said...

Great minds, Akelamalu...

Heather said...

That's fun just the perfect post for me to pass a Christmas Spirit award. Come by when you can and pick it up if you'd like.

Wylie Kinson said...

Your sisterly tradition sounds positively FESTIVE!! What a wonderful duo you make... with the perfect soundtrack :)

gautami tripathy said...

I so love family traditions. Great family post, this!

Amy Ruttan said...

ROFL I love the picture of you with the mug and the ... was that Crown Royale?

Bogsider said...

You really look like a festive and dynamic duo, your sister and you. And I loved the Jingle Bells poem ;o)

Alan said...

That grass is wayyyy tooooo green;)

Shelley Munro said...

What a neat idea. I loved both the photos and Frank's version of Jingle Bells.

Bobbi said...

Hehe - I've heard this version of 'Jingle Bells' several times over the past few weeks. My favorite radio station is currently running ALL Christmas songs until after Christmas!

Linda Jacobs said...

Thanks! I don't have much Christmas spirit but this helped!

Travis said...

What a fun tradition!

Ann said...

My latest seasonal obsession is food network and all of their seasonal specials. :)
I've posted my recipe for Fudge, if you're interested.

Thomma Lyn said...

hehe, what a fun and happy post! You made me grin from ear to ear. :-D

Sniz said...

I love how cozy this looks!

Penelope said...

What a fun tradition! And with a great soundtrack to go along with it!