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‘It’s Christmas in Richmond Tonight’ – New Christmas Song by Tom White

One of my hobbies, when I am not throwing verbal bombs at politicians, is music. (And I sometimes combine the two!) I love writing music as much as I love writing about politics. Maybe more. And I have promised myself to spend more time writing and playing music.

Most of the music I share on this blog is political in nature.

This one is not. It is simply a Christmas song about that magical season in Richmond of years past.

If you grew up in Richmond, Virginia and remember Thalhimers and Miller and Rhoades and the “real” Santa downtown, I hope this song will bring back some wonderful memories. If you grew up elsewhere, I hope you have memories that are just as wonderful as those we here in Richmond share.

This song made it’s debut this past Monday at the monthly meeting of VOCAL, the Virginia Organization of Composers and Lyricists, a group of really great songwriters and musicians that I recently joined. This group meets monthly at O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub in South Richmond and has a monthly Showcase featuring members performing original songs. This month’s showcase is next Monday night December 17, 2012 and features music from Ray Brady, Glenda Creamer, Steve Fisher, Flashlight Tag, Gerry Laverty, Torch, Bill Wellons and The Taters. It is a Monday, but it starts at 8 PM and ends at 9:30 PM so it fits in with most work schedules. And it is free! O’Toole’s has great drinks and the food is very good and reasonable if you want to do dinner.

Of course the words and music were written and performed by me and recorded in my home studio.

The Lyrics are posted below the video and I hope this song brings back some of the great memories from your youth!

And have a Merry Christmas!

 

 

Lyrics:

It’s Christmas in Richmond Tonight

words and music by Tom White
The leaves are all gone and the skies have turned gray and the air feels like snow’s on the way.
The nights are so long but the fire is warm and excitement is building each day.
People head downtown to Broad Street and Grace the parents start talking in codes.
They carry their presents wrapped with ribbons and bows from Thalhimers and Miller and Rhoades.

(Chorus)
It’s Christmas in Richmond there’s Eggnog and Treats
With Sleigh Bells and horse hooves on the cobblestone streets
There’s Santa and the Snow Queen she’s all dressed in white.
It’s Christmas in Richmond tonight.

There was breakfast with Santa and his magical land “Merry Christmas” he would loudly proclaim.
We would line up for hours just to sit on his lap he’s the real one ‘cuz he called us by name.
Those memories stay with us from the pictures they made, every one tucked away in a drawer.
Each Christmas we gather with family close those old pictures take us back there once more.

(Chorus)
It’s Christmas in Richmond there’s Eggnog and Treats
With Sleigh Bells and horse hooves on the cobblestone streets
There’s Santa and the Snow Queen she’s all dressed in white.
It’s Christmas in Richmond tonight.

Those traditions and treasures have all gone away but the memories will linger a while.
When I think of a dime store or the Snow Queen or Santa it always brings me a smile.
It’s not just the places or the smiles on the faces of Children that make Christmas bright.
It’s peace on the earth for a brief little while, and it’s Christmas in Richmond tonight.

(Chorus)

It’s Christmas in Richmond there’s Eggnog and Treats
With Sleigh Bells and horse hooves on the cobblestone streets
There’s Santa and the Snow Queen she’s all dressed in white.
It’s Christmas in Richmond tonight.

It’s Christmas in Richmond tonight.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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