God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen | Barenaked Ladies and Sarah MacLachlan
I Saw Three Ships | Sting
it’s officially the start of the christmas season! so i thought this year, to really get into the spirit, i’m going to post a christmas song every day for the next 25 days.
i had a tough time choosing just one song to start; it came down to “christmas time is here” and one other song (that will be making a later appearance). since it is the start of the season, i knew i had to kick it off with the “hoo-li-hoos.” what are the hoo-li-hoos? a few years ago on christmas eve, my sisters and i were decorating the tree in our parents home. we had the charlie brown christmas album on - per tradition - and one of us said “ya know, for the longest time i didn’t even know this song had words! i just thought they were saying ‘hoo-li-hooo-liii-hooo’!” we were instantly reduced to giggles. we then starting replacing every holiday song’s words with “hoo-li-hoo,” which lead to us singing in the baby ashley voice (another silly thing we do).
christmas is now called “the season of the hoo-li-hoos” in my family. nothing really starts off the season for me like the hoo-li-hoos (and two other things that we will get to later this week). so it felt like a fitting place to start.
Elvis Presley - Here Comes Santa Claus