It starts off plausible enough...
"It's the most wonderful time of the year,
With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
It's the hap-happiest season of all,
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings when friends come to call,
It's the hap- happiest season of all..."
Then BAM! Falls off track around verse 3:
"There'll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow.
There'll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago..."
Who toasts marshmallows or tells ghost stories at Christmas??!
Nice job, Andy Williams. Looks like you took some of your "Christmas" lyric inspiration from a little holiday we like to call "Halloween". Good research.
And when does anyone sit around a fire and toast marshmallows when there's snow on the ground (as you profess in verse three)? You're off by a whole TWO SEASONS on that one. By THAT rationale July 4th is also the most wonderful time of the year. So which is it?