The song “Silver Bells” pretty much nails NYC in December. That being said, if I might be so bold I would like to make a few changes to the current lyrics we all know and love….
City Sidewalks, busy Sidewalks,
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling:
Children shivering, people pushing,
Meeting shove after shove
And on every street you’ll see
It’s tourist season in the city
I don't hear bells
Just honk after honk after honk
Strings of streetlights, even stoplights,
Blink of bright red and green
As the shoppers drain out their life savings
See the crowds bunch
Feel your toes crunch
As they get trampled on
While you wait in long line after line
There’s the tree
Yes THE tree!
Hurry, take a picture for all to see.
For that ring-a-ling
Maybe those bells don’t exist!!
Okay okay, I think its safe to say I’m no lyricist. And while my version of the song may seem a bit pessimistic, let me clarify: The city really is great at Christmas time! I just had to add what the christmas songs don't tell you :)
Anyway. We had a fun outing on Saturday where we got to see the twinkling lights and busy street corners for ourselves. And yes, it was crowded and freezing but boy was it worth it just to get a glimpse of the ever-famous Rockefeller tree. I highly recommend a New York City outing during the Christmas season.
A few pics from the day…
Gotta love the Holidays!!