Friday, January 27, 2017

Winter Songs & Christmas Carols

As I was singing "c'mon it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with Aimee" (a personal adaptation of the song Sleigh Ride (Mitchell Parish lyrics, Leroy Anderson music), I was struck by a thought.

This song has no references to Christmas or religion, so differs from almost all traditional Christmas Carols. What popular seasonal songs are wholly "secular" ... ?

Sleigh Ride

Jingle Bells

Frosty the Snowman

Aside from this, it's late January, we've no snow outside (in Stockholm, Sweden), and no sleighs nearby... I did find Sleigh Ride composer Leroy Anderson was born to Swedish parents & visited here repeatedly.