Happy Christmas Eve! Here’s a song from Songs of Childhood, 1923. This one’s pretty weird. Why are they encouraging their children to wait up for Santa?
Do you hear the merry jingle
Of the bells of old Kriss Kringle on his
way? Fast he’s
speeding in the night, Through a
silv’ry sheen of light, When the
moon is shining bright as the day!
Do you know his call so cheery
And his laugh so gay and merry, Ho! ho!
ho? When the
midnight hour is tolled, If you
sit up straight and bold, You can
talk with him, I’m told, very low!