Friday, December 5, 2014

It's Christmas Time In The City

         My all time favourite Christmas song is Silver Bells- we learned it in choir when I was maybe in grade three or four. Miss Simms our choral teacher- who was really the only woman in our town who could actually sing- tought us the music and lyrics and we sang it at our school concert. This would have been back in the day when public schools still had Christmas concerts and they may or may not have had religious undertones- hello 1985! Regardless- Silver Bells has always stuck in my heart as the quintessential Christmas song.

        I often have Silver Bells running through my head on my personal sound track at this time of year- when the rain is falling sideways and people hustle by with their umbrellas on the busy side walks- city sidewalks- dressed in holiday style. As I age I have this ridiculous habit of getting emotional and choked up about any old thing- this song is having a profound effect on me for some reason this year. Perhaps its the nostalgia- remembering a much younger me who was totally enamoured with city living- now it's my life- my own adult feet hurrying along the city sidewalks.

City sidewalks busy sidewalks .
Dressed in holiday style
In the air
There's a feeling
of Christmas
Children laughing
People passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you'll hear

Silver bells silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
ring- a- ling hear them ring
soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights
Even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush
home with their treasures

Hear the snow crunch
See the kids bunch
This is Santa's big scene
And above all this bustle
You'll hear
Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

     Friends it is Friday again- the days are starting to fly by faster than ever before- I have decided that perhaps this year I can't do all of the crafts or all of the making and I'm learning to be OK with that- my goal for this weekend is to get our Christmas cards into the mail and wrap up the tail end of my custom orders. It's a busy year this year for me! I hope- dear friends- your weekends are filled with light and love and wine- lots of wine- Happy Friday!



  1. The kiddos don't do a xmas concert? -ttm

    1. Thanks to Christy Clarke our kids are missing out on a Holiday concert this year- due to the labour dispute the teachers just ran out of time- I guess- to pull together a school wide concert- both grade 1 and kindergartens kids will not be participating in the concert- they will be involved in the Spring concert though- I have a bit of a lump in my throat thinking about it- Lo in particular was really looking forward to performing like her brother did last year.

  2. That so sucks! Caeley had hers yesterday but we got stuck at the very back of the gym so a little anticlimactic when you can't see the shortest kid in the class.


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