“I’m dreaming tonight, of a place I love
Even more than I usually do
And although I know, it’s a long road back
I promise you.

I’ll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.”

— Walter Kent, Buck Ram, Kim Gannon

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.

Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you’ll hear.

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city.
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas Day.”

— Evans/Livingston

“Candles in the window
Shadows painting the ceiling
Gazing at the fire glow
Feeling that gingerbread feeling.

Precious moments, special people.
Happy faces, I can see.

Somewhere in my memory
Christmas joys all around me
Living in the memory
All of the music, all of the magic
All of the family, home here with me.”

— John Williams, Home Alone

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling
Of Christmas.
Children laughing. People passing.
Meeting smile after smile.
And on ev’ry street corner you’ll hear.

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring a ling hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas day.”

— Jay Livingston and Ray Evans