“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Cryin' in a Winter Wonderland"
lyrics by sister sheri

Thinking of my friends and family who are enjoying a very blustery winter storm. Last year at this time we were facing a similar storm in Portland. Our flights were canceled. Finally rescheduled, but our plane was literally stuck to the tarmac... so we missed some of the festivities, but did in the end make it home for the holidays.

To lighten my spirits during the travel delay, I decided to re-write a couple well known Christmas songs. Hope they bring you a little holiday cheer...

Stop the Snow!
(to be sung to the tune of Let It Snow!)

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
And I don't mean to be so spiteful,
But since Maryland is the place to go,
Stop the Snow! Stop the Snow!
Stop the Snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And the freezing rain is still dropping,
To the airport should we go?
Stop the Snow! Stop the Snow!
Stop the Snow!

When we finally do decide,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
Christmas in just three nights,
But the airport might become our dorm.

Our hopes are slowly dying,
And, all my family's crying,
Re-booking is the way to go,
Stop the Snow! Stop the Snow!
Stop the Snow!


Cryin' in a Winter Wonderland
(to be sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)

Southwest called, are you listenin’
"On the plane, snow is glistenin’
Our de-icer's not right, we’re cancelin' your flight"
Cryin' in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the preferred
But we'll not be deterred
We'll check Travelocity, as we garner pity,
Cryin’ in a winter wonderland

In the meantime we can build a snowman
And pretend that we don't have a frown
Friends say, "Are you buried?"
We’ll say, "Sure are"
But we can put on chains and drive around

Later on we’ll perspire
As we join with every flyer
To face unafraid the new plans we made
Flyin’ from a winter wonderland


Footloose from the Snow and Weather!
(sung to the tune of Deck the Halls)

Flyin' through Chicago was our folly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Should' ve just hitched a trolley
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

On we tossed our snow apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Family said, "Don't fly in peril"
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Christopher's tears flow before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Sheri's tears join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Poor Anthony feels our pressure
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Fam'ly memories none can measure
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Flight delays, Christmas Eve passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Landed late, amongst the masses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Family now joins together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Footloose from the snow and weather!
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

3 comments:

cammy said...

See you guys soon!!
xo

holycamp09 said...

I love your songs!

a portland granny said...

I did love your songs. Wow! when you think just a year ago we couldn't get out of our driveways....!!

Are you going east this year??Hope if you are that you are able to escape the east coast storms!

I like the sound of the book you write about in today's post. I wonder if I have the courage to read it???