That 70's Christmas

That 70's Christmas

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I was missing my brother Bruce that died almost 11 years ago. I have some wonderful memories of one Christmas when he was home
from California.The bridge is in reference to my brother singing the German O Christmas Tree, because he thought the words sounded like
Cindy's Bladder. He'd sing it every Christmas.

Lyrics: 

That 70's Christmas
© 2019 Cindy Prince

I was thirteen
My brother was home
We found a tree
In the gently falling snow

His hair was long
The hill was steep
We sang a funny song
Sweet memories to keep

Chorus
I'm older now than he ever got to be
But in my mind I can clearly see
That Christmas, that 70's Christmas
Under the tree he opened his gift
It was a songbook of Beatles hits
We have a photo of him holding it
That Christmas, that 70's Christmas

We sang songs
He played guitar
We siblings were
Quite the misshapen choir

Bridge
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Wie treu sind deine Blatter!
My brother thought this version
Sounded like it said Cindy's bladder!

The years have past
But not the memories
Of a long ago Christmas
Back in the 70's

Repeat chorus



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

i had just finished reading your lyric when i saw your comment on my summer of love song. although a decade apart, they both have a similar nostalgic feel. your verse gave me such a tender picture of what those 70s christmases must have been like. i am also missing my big sister now, as this is her birth month, and she left us way too early.

coolparadiso's picture

Im last man standing in my family. Always miss siblings particularly on various anniversaries. But good to remember fun times. Nicely done.

kahlo2013's picture

Wonderfully vivid and nostalgic. Paints a wonderful picture of a beautiful family Christmas. Well done!

fresh spotless youth's picture

This is great! You pull us into this scene and makes us feel it. I really like the way those short lines in the beginning fall lightly, like that snow