Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 08:52 AM.

When Andy Williams sings that song, you just want to smell real Christmas trees, drink eggnog and straddle a beam in the attic.  The beam in the attic reference is related to the time (or times) I felt the need to straddle a beam and let my legs dangle through two holes in the ceiling.

It happens.

It did to me – once, maybe twice.  The fellows who come to fix the ceiling always ask the same thing, “Been getting your Christmas decorations down have you?”

I love the song, but honestly I prefer Andy singing Moon River.

Have you ever noticed the reference in the song to “telling scary ghost stories?”  It kind of puzzles me, but then again some movies like “A Christmas Carol” and the most recent version of the “Grinch” are a little scary.

Why would you want to be scared at Christmas?

If you are like me, the day after Thanksgiving you starting fiddling with your radio trying to find all the stations playing favorite holiday songs.  It’s Christmas to me, but I realize some folks have other things they celebrate.

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