Christmas Eve

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? CHRISTMAS EVE 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 … Continue reading Christmas Eve

Toyland

Another from Songs of Childhood, 1923. One of my very favorite poets ever ever ever is Eugene Field, and he wrote the words to this one. TOYLAND Oh, how do you get to Toyland, Of all little ones the joyland? Just follow your nose, And go on tip-toes; It’s only a minute to Toyland. And oh, … Continue reading Toyland

Gillian’s Christmas – Tree

Here is a story from Chatterbox, 1912. I really, really loved this story! GILLIAN’S CHRISTMAS – TREE. ‘Mother, can’t we have a Christmas-tree?’ asked Gillian Derwent, one December day, standing by the table, where her widowed mother sat painting Christmas cards, in a shabby sitting-room at Seacombe, a small South-coast watering-place, where they were spending … Continue reading Gillian’s Christmas – Tree

Snowballs

Songs of Childhood, 1923 Most of these are very simple. Sometimes it’s nice to just put yourself into a ‘simple’ thing. That is, put aside all the worries of everyday life, and just imagine yourself as one of these children making snowballs and having a jolly time! SNOWBALLS O-ho! O-ho! The feathery snow is falling. … Continue reading Snowballs