I guess this year I am featuring songs I dislike in the Pandemic Musical Advent Calendar.

However, this is Frank Sinatra, which definitely improves the experience.

“Let It Snow” was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, during a California heatwave in 1945. Wikipedia says, “Despite the lyrics making no mention of any holiday, the song has come to be regarded as a Christmas song in North America due to its winter theme, being played on radio stations during the Christmas and holiday season and having often been covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums.”

Something about that appeals to me.

They are of course right about the lack of Christmas content in the song. It’s about popcorn by the fireplace while it snows outside. Oh, and love keeping you warm.

I am planning popcorn by the fireplace, and we are expecting snow tomorrow, so it seems fitting.

Let It Snow!

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful.
And since we’ve no place to go.
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn’t show signs of stopping,
And I’ve brought some corn for popping.
The lights are turned way down low.
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I’ll hate going out in the storm!
But if you’ll really hold me tight,
all the way home I’ll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
and, my dear, we’re still good-bying.
As long as you love me so.
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I completed my Fitz & Floyd “Mistletoe and Merriment” collection, so the snowmen and warmly wrapped up animals can symbolize snow until it falls.

I have gifts to wrap, and my house is a mess, but I’ve finished the gradual decorating and could stop baking. I don’t plan to, actually, but I could. I have the following cookies in the freezer:

  • Butterscotch Cutouts
  • Boiled Cider Spritz Cookies
  • Cowboy Cookies
  • Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s enough. However, I am planning to make Eggnog Cookies today and am debating between Cranberry Lemon Bars and Cranberry Caramel Bars. I guess I could do a half recipe of each.