Many people will recognize this tune from the animated TV Special A Charlie Brown Christmas. This lush, warm song had been covered by many artists, including Diana Krall and Dianne Reeves.
I love to rehearse music while driving in the car. When a late winter snowstorm blanketed the roads and fir trees in my rural Washington State town I drove carefully through a gray morning, practicing this tune, Christmas Time is Here. I rounded a curve and was awed by the lovely scene of snowy trees, tiny snowflakes falling and snow-capped mountains which coincided perfectly with the phrase I was singing—“Snowflakes in the air, beauty everywhere…” Happy sigh.
Composers: Mendelson & Guaraldi, arr. R. Holmes. ©1966 Mendleson Film Productions, Inc.; Licenses #31647197 & 31647199, Rights Flow, Limelight.
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