Song one: (There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays. I’m thinking mostly of the Perry Como version.
For some reason the line: I met a man who lives in Tennessee and he was headin’ for Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie…
What makes this man so special that he gets singled out? Maybe it’s the repetitiveness of the song that makes it stand out to me. There’s only like four or five sentences in that song in my mind so one of them being about one guy in one place going to one other just sort of makes me wonder.
Let me stop here to point out that Perry Como and song two’s singer, Andy Williams, I have pretty much always confused as one person. Something about that laid back, white guy crooner style they both have that make them one in the same in my mind unless it’s pointed out. Yes, I said it. They all look alike to me.
Song two: Happy Holidays/Holiday Season by Andy Williams.
I realized this year that this song has so many words that end with -ick and -ock and -ack that I can help but have my twelve year old, juvenile mind kick in. I just see a mischievous Andy Williams needing to be reigned in while in the studio.
“So whoop-de-do and hickory dock and don’t forget to take out your…”
“So leave a peppermint stick…and put it on your….”
“Mr. Williams! This has to stop!”
Then there’s the double entendre of the last lines:
He’ll be coming down the chimney!
Coming down the chimney!
Coming down the chimney, down!