The eleventh song of Christmas: Miller’s tale

With the whirlwind that today and tonight are going to be, I chose a song that’s simple and pretty, and perfectly captures the tone of Christmas Eve (once all of the commitments are over). It has one verse, sung a couple times, from the perspective of an adult speaking to a young boy who should be in bed. I used to sing it to both of my boys on Christmas Eve; they’d probably look at me funny if I tried that tonight.

I hope your Christmas Eve brings you all the magic, wonder, and love that I felt as a child (and still feel as an adult) on this night, and that are expressed in this song and the two stocking stuffers. Please enjoy Roger Miller’s “Old Toy Trains” and have a fantastic night.

Happy Christmas Eve!


Lyrics:

Old toy trains, little toy tracks,
Little boy toys, comin’ from a sack
Carried by a man dressed in white and red.
Little boy, don’t you think it’s time you were in bed?

Close your eyes.
Listen to the skies.
All is calm; all is well.
Soon you’ll hear Kris Kringle and the jingle bells

Bringin’ old toy trains, little toy tracks,
Little boy toys, comin’ from a sack
Carried by a man dressed in white and red.
Little boy, don’t you think it’s time you were in bed?

Close your eyes.
Listen to the skies.
All is calm; all is well.
Soon you’ll hear Kris Kringle and the jingle bells

Bringin’ old toy trains, little toy tracks,
Little boy toys, comin’ from a sack
Carried by a man dressed in white and red.
Little boy, don’t you think it’s time you were in bed?


Stocking stuffers:


Day 12:

Wonder and hope

About Dan Bain

Dan is an award-winning humorist, features writer, emcee and entertainer from Raleigh, NC. His collection of humor essays, A Nay for Effort, has earned him fans from one end of his couch to the other. Why not join them and buy one? (You won't have to sit on his couch.) Dan will donate 10 percent of the book's proceeds to education. You can check it out at www.danbain.net; thanks!
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