From the recording Snoopy's Christmas
I was about four years old when my mom bought a Christmas album simply called, "Snoopy's
Christmas Favourites." I had no idea what to expect, but it had Snoopy dancing on the record
album cover, so I figured that it had to be alright. The album contained a cover version of the
Royal Guardsmen's "Snoopy's Christmas" along with a pile of other kid friendly standard
Christmas tunes. I am not even sure if I could tell you the name of the band that was covering
the song, but it was a pretty darn good cover version, and I eventually almost wore out that
record from constant playing. Poor Mom got a little tired of telling me to stop playing that
record, particularly when it was mid-July. She eventually had to hide it from me, and only
brought it out on December 1st of each year.
When it came time to record my first Christmas album in 1994, "Snoopy's Christmas" was
near the top of my list for inclusion on the album. The song, along with "Snow Miser Heat
Miser," has turned out to be one of my heaviest downloaded songs. As a result, I decided to
re-record it in 2010. I hope you enjoy this updated version of "Snoopy's Christmas. And in
the words of the Red Baron, "Merry Christmas Mein Friend!"
The news had come out in the First World WarThe bloody Red Baron was flying once moreThe Allied Command ignored all of its menAnd called on Snoopy to do it again Twas the night before Christmas 40 belowWhen Snoopy when up in search of his foeHe spied the Red Baron and fiercely they foughtWith ice on his hands Snoopy knew he was stopped Christmas bells those Christmas bellsRing out from the landBringing peace to all the worldAnd good will to men The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sightsHe reached for the trigger to pull it up tightWhy he didn't shoot well we'll never knowOr was it the bells from the village below Christmas bells those Christmas bellsRing out from the landBringing peace to all the worldAnd good will to men The Baron made Snoopy fly to the RhineAnd forced him to land behind the enemy linesSnoopy was certain that this was the endWhen the Baron cried out "Merry Christmas Mein Friend!" The Baron then offered a holiday toastAnd Snoopy our hero saluted his hostAnd then with a roar they were both on their way Each knowing they'd meet on some other day Christmas bells those Christmas bellsRing out from the landBringing peace to all the worldAnd good will to men