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Child Of Winter (Christmas Song) Christmas Song

Child Of Winter (Christmas Song)

Year: 1974

Written By: Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys

Oddness abounds in the story of the Beach Boys, much genius music too it must be said and both world's collided on 'Child of Winter'. This single was released on the 23rd of December 1974, thereby giving itself absolutely no chance of ever being a hit. Who knows why it was held back for so long but given it was intended for a Christmas album that the Beach Boys never officially released ('Merry Christmas With The Beach Boys') it seemed like an altogether consistent modus operandi. You'll get that 'Child of Winter' borrows heavily from 'Here Comes Santa Claus' but nothing can take away from the infectious joy of this hard to find recording (it did surface on the 'Beach Boys Ultimate Christmas' many years after its release). Brian Wilson proves what a good sport he is too with his madcap voice about half way through.

 

Child Of Winter (Christmas Song) Lyrics

A child of winter
A child of the snow
I'm making a snowball
That someone will throw
I'm making a snowman
With charcoal for the eyes
A scarf draped in red
And a derby on his head

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus Lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer are pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing, children singing
All is merry and bright
Hang your stockings and say your prayers
'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

The evening of Christmas
Presents have been passed
The wood in the fireplace
Is glowing its last
I'm closing my eyes now
In my bed I'm snuggling
Outside my window
The carolers sing

Christmas comes and the snow covers all
Trees are decorated with tinsel and lights
Mama's in the kitchen making cookies and bread
The children are hungry, they're waiting to be fed

A child of Christmas
A child of snow
A wonderful feeling
Underneath the mistletoe
And may your Christmas
Last all year
With laughter of children
Peace and cheer

A child of Christmas
A child of snow
A wonderful feeling
Underneath the mistletoe
Merry Christmas to you
Ding dong ding go the bells
Ding dong ding go the bells
Ding dong ding go the bells
Ding dong ding go the bells
Ding dong ding go the bells

 

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