12/14/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
earth has grown old with its burden of care,
- Phillips Brooks
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another sentimental favorite - well, of mine, anyway!
BONUS #1 - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Bing Crosby
BONUS #2 - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Johnny Mathis
BONUS #3 - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters, 1951
|"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is a
Christmas song written in 1951 by
Meredith Willson. The song was originally titled "It's Beginning
to Look Like Christmas". The song has been recorded by many artists,
but was a hit for
Perry Como and
The Fontane Sisters with
Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra on September 10, 1951, and released
RCA Victor as 47-4314 (45 rpm) and 20-4314 (78 rpm).
Bing Crosby recorded a version on October 1, 1951, which was also
A popular belief in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, holds that Willson wrote the song while staying in Yarmouth's Grand Hotel. The song makes reference to a "tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well..."; the park being Frost Park, directly across the road from the Grand Hotel, which still operates in a newer building on the same site as the old hotel.
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" was later incorporated into the pre-Broadway version of the score of Willson's 1963 musical Here's Love and can be heard on that show's original cast recording, where it is sung in counterpoint to a new melody and lyric, "Pinecones and Holly Berries..."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth ('57) AND Kathie Avant Taylor ('64) of GA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
16 - The late Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) (d. 05 Mar 2020);
17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (d. 11/03/14);
20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC;
21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 14, 1939 -
Soviet Union was expelled from the
League of Nations for invading
December 14, 1941 -
Japan signed a
treaty of alliance with
December 14, 1999 - U.S. and German negotiators agreed to establish a $5.2 billion fund for Nazi-era slave and forced laborers.
THIS DAY IN1970:
|“Here is something
more than a babe in a manger; here is the creator of all that is good
and beautiful. I have looked at majestic mountains rising high against
the blue sky and thought of Jesus, the creator of heaven and earth. I
have stood on the sand of an island in the Pacific and watched the dawn
rise like thunder--a ball of gold surrounded by clouds of pink and white
and purple--and thought of Jesus, the Word by whom all things were made
and without whom was not anything made that was made. I have seen a
beautiful child--bright-eyed, innocent, loving, and trusting--and
marveled at the majesty and miracle of creation. What then shall we do
with Jesus who is called Christ?”
B. Hinckley, December, 1983
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/14/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Alton Jones ('66) of FL and NC - 12/13/20, 10:35 AM:
... apologies to W. Shakespeare ...
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 12/13/16:
|SUPER PLAN! Thank you, Jean! This takes on even more meaning during this pandemic than it had when you shared it with us four years ago!|
From My Friend, Ann, of MO - 12/12/20, 7:46 AM:
EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Ann!
“ A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
(b. 14 Aug 1945)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/11/20, 9:56 AM - "Wishing You & Yours A Wonderful Christmas!" (#3 in a Series of 7):
|OOH! Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT:
BONUS WINTER CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/13/16:
This is one of my paternal grandmother's recipes.
Sudie's Brown Sugar
egg, well beaten
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup medium fine chopped walnuts
Stir together beaten egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir in flour, soda, and salt. Add walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased and floured cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 - 9 minutes, or just until cookies start to brown at the edge. Do not overbake. Remove immediately to cooling rack. Make about 4 dozen.
- Ursula Tuck Buckley, Richmond, VA
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/13/16:
|Everyone's heard of Rudolph the Red Nosed
Reindeer as the ninth reindeer, but many people don't know that there is
a tenth one whose name was Olive.
"Olive the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names..."
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/20/20
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Words and Music by Meredith Willson, 1951 (18 May 1902 - 15 June 1984)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go; Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Toys in ev'ry store, But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be On your own front door. A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots Is the wish of Barney and Ben; Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk Is the hope of Janice and Jen; And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev'rywhere you go; There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well, The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" midi
http://www.christiananswers.net/midimenu.html - 11/26/05
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" lyrics courtesy of http://www.always-safe.com/look.html - 12/06/05
Wreath clip art courtesy of http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/Christmas/looklike.html - 12/06/05
Candy Cane Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ4.htm - 12/06/05
Bird House by the Snowy Fence Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ23.htm - 12/06/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Dancing Oldsters clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html - 10/30/12
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Ape clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/08/06
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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