my mother used to have this box of 45’s she kept tucked underneath our dinosaur-size stereo system. she rarely played them, always claimed to prefer her albums, complained about having to set that little clip into the middle circle, that it took too much time. i know the real reason was because that box of 45’s were a wedding present to her and my dad, and she did not like to remember a time when it was joanie and jim anymore.
but, i loved them. and this, this song, was my very favorite.
“a very merry christmas
and a happy new year
let’s hope it’s a good one
without any fear.”