Holly Jolly Holiday

MUSIC © 2012 J. Oscar Bittinger
LYRICS © 2008 J Oscar Bittinger & Lauran Hardin

Friends and lovers we’ll be toasting
The old chestnuts we’ll be roasting
Even though the sky is mostly gray
(We still sing) Deck the halls
And oh, by golly
We’re going to have a Holly Jolly
We’ll sing these blues away

Bring down the decorations
Set the lights in anticipation
Everybody gonna gather here tonight
Stack the wood and clear the walk
Mix an eggnog that’ll make ‘em talk
Stoke the fire and set it burning bright (tonight)


Greet folks ‘neath the mistletoe
Kiss a cheek red from the cold
Steve and Edie, Frank and Mel Tormé (we’ll play)
Faces glow in candlelight
Talking ’bout who’s been naughty and nice
Leave behind the worries of the day (OK, yeah!)


Raise a glass to those who’ve gone before
Say a prayer for those at war
Give thanks to those who lift us up
Hard times may come
Bring us back to those we love



EDITS: : 2008: November 24;  December 4