The candles in the window, the frost clings to each bough
The holly climbs the lamppost, the weather’s colder now
Tis time for sweaters, muffs and gloves and season’s merry glee
Yet with each falling snowflake my thoughts drift back to thee.
I hear the Christmas carol they sang that Christmas Day
And all of this it happened to someone far away.
This season brings to many a hope of untold joy
To me it means a memory time refuses to destroy.
I saw you first that Christmas Day and knew it had to be
That I should fall in love with you and you in love with me.
Fate seemed to speak to both of us the selfsame words we heard
I saw the laughter in your eyes my heart held every word.
Though slow to speak as then you were, I waited one long year
My hopes began to crumble as that Christmas time drew near.
This time you did not fail me, my dream at last came true
You loved me my beloved as much as I loved you.
The joy we knew that Christmas will never come again
In vanished in the springtime in the mist and foggy rain.
And so again each Christmas when the snowflakes gently fall
It’s the time of sweet remember not the parting I recall
And I say to you my darling, wherever you may be
That you think of me at Christmas if you ever think of me.
I should hope that you remember not the springtime and its rain
But the love and tender kindness not the sadness and the pain
Not the years of endless waiting and the promises untold
But the laughter and the happiness that remembering doth hold.