Monday, December 24, 2007

The Very Best To You

Back in high school I learned a Christmas song that pretty much sums up everything one could say as a seasonal wish:

Have a very happy holiday
May your home be filled with happiness;
May your Christmas be a jolly day
For every one you love and bless--
May your troubles all be tiny ones,
And your faults be not worth mentioning--
May your new year be the very best it possibly could be!

Merry Christmas to all!


Ria Kennedy said...

I don't have a pretty little ditty, but I put all my best wishes into hoping you and yours have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year. Merry Christmas, Julia! :)

Julia Buckley said...

Thanks, Ria! Merry Christmas to you, too!

Bonnie said...

the rest of it is:
Oh, hear those sleigh bells as they come around the corner telling all of us that Christmastime is not so far away.

can't you hear those sleigh bells as they come around the corner telling all of us that Christmas time is just a few more days!

The whole song, together is actually a descant for Jingle Bells. Your part goes with "Dashing through the snow. . ." And the part I left goes with Jingle Bells! It's really a fun song to sing if you have some little bells to jingle!!

Geneva Renee said...

Does anyone know who composed this little ditty? I swear this song is engraved in my brain for LIFE! I would love to sing it and give credit where it's due

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for the lyrics of this song as well. Help, anyone?

Anonymous said...

I actually learned this song in 6th grade when I was in a choir group. I was one of the ones who sung this version instead of jingle bells (there were two groups, one sung jingle bells and the other sang this while jingle bells was being sung) and I haven't sung this since then. (Its been like ten years) I was staring at the words and decided to try to sing them. I wad surprised to discoverer I still knew the tune even though it had been many many years since I had heard it.

Anonymous said...

We sang this as a round with jingle bells when I was in high school��

Unknown said...

We sang this song with Jingle Bells as Bonnie said above.
Loved it. We sang this in choir when I was in junior high in 1975.

Unknown said...

Does anyone know who owns the publishing rights to this?

Anonymous said...

Mic drop!