Serene Sunday – Winter Wonderland

It’s supposed to snow tomorrow!  That makes this snow bunny quite happy. So starting off the Serene Sundays of holiday music is Winter Wonderland sung by Johnny Mathis.  It was part of one of the most famous Christmas albums every recorded, Merry Christmas.  Recorded in 1958, it was Mathis’s seventh album but first Christmas album.  Percy Faith was the musical director.  Winter Wonderland itself is a winter tune but treated as a Christmastime song.  It was written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 150 different artists and is considered a holiday pop standard.

 

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He’ll say: Are you married?
We’ll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we’ve made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

 

 

9 thoughts on “Serene Sunday – Winter Wonderland

  1. Thankyou Judaing for bringing Christmas to me a little earlier than usual…I was going to try the ‘German Market’ again today but unfortunately I have something wrong with my ears that’s making me go dizzy…Doctor says I have a slight imbalance???  It’s probably with using my earplugs 24/7 so hubby of jules doesn’t know what I am viewing…giggles he knows I’m a barking mad Richard fan, I don’t know why I try hide the fact. Anyway I am going to sing out loud to Winter Wonderland (thanks for the words)  that should sort out my imbalance and get the rest of the house reaching for the earplugs…Cheers!!!

      • Help! I’ve been singing along all afternoon…hubby and son have gone out…now the dog’s run upstairs…I know what would make me feel better…how about ‘chestnuts roasting by an open fire’ with our gorgeous Sir Guy S2ep3….mmmm feeling better already…

  2. Hi Judiang,
    A delightful Sunday morning treat!  Thanks for starting off our holiday spirit with such a lovely and lilting song and video.
    Cheers!  Grati  ;->
    P.S to Jules:  My hubby knows.  Arf!

  3. What a wonderful voice Mr. Mathis had – phrasing and e-nunc-i-ation, too! It is pleasant to actually hear the lyrics!

    Thank you, judiang.

  4. Can’t join in, but it is lovely to see your enthusiasm ;o) My Christmas time wonderfully began yesterday with singing “Rorate coeli” in my choir. That is the ultimate pre-Christmas song for me and I love it each year.

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