My musical Advent calendar this year is all about new songs — or rather, songs I haven’t featured in my musical Advent calendar before. I therefore bring you a song about baking, since that’s certainly something we need to be doing this time of year.

This song is “Christmas Cookies by George Strait, a country western legend.

Aaron Gayle Barker wrote it, and it is apparently quite popular, though I had never heard of it before. Here are the words:

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, bells and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now, Christmas cookies are a special treat
The more she bakes the more I eat
And sometimes I can’t get myself to stop
Sometimes she’ll wait till I’m asleep
She’ll take the ones I didn’t eat
And put those little sprinkly things on top

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, bells and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now those sprinkly things just makes things worse
‘Cause it makes them taste better than they did at first
And they’re absolutely impossible to resist
Some disappear to who knows where
But I make sure I get my share
And those kids just stand there waiting for the ones I miss

Sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
Sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
She gets mad that they’re all gone
Before she gets the icing put on
Sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

Now there’s a benefit to all of this
That you might have overlooked or missed
So now let me tell you the best part of it all
Every time she sticks another batch in the oven
There’s 15 minutes for some kissin’ and’a huggin’
That’s why I eat Christmas cookies all year long

I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, bells and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe

This is a fun, harmless little song you could sing around the kitchen while you bake.

My husband bought a tree for us today and put it together. I am not allowed to lift anything, so I can’t bring in the decorations to trim it yet. When he carries them in, though, I will certainly decorate the tree, and maybe bake some Christmas cookies, too.