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‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’: A Musical Salute to the Fabulous Men of Classic Film!

Merry Christmas, my wonderful classic-movie family of friends!!

Here’s a little ditty I wrote, sung to the tune of All I Want For Christmas Is You, celebrating some of the men we all love so much! I say “some” because if I included them all, all I’d get for Christmas is carpal tunnel syndrome.

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I hope you like it! Here goes:

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need—
All my favorite classic-film gents
Underneath the Christmas tree!

Silver tinsel may be lovely
Tucked among the red and green,
But it isn’t half as nice as
Presents from the silver screen!

Clark and Cary and Tyrone,
I just want you for my own!
Make my wish come true!
Baby all I want for Christmas
Is you… and you… and you…

 

William Powell and Buster Keaton,
Bogie, Coop and Colin Clive!
I’ll be decked out in my Deco
Waiting for you to arrive!

I would even hang Silk Stockings
High upon the fireplace
If Astaire would come a-calling
With his elegance and grace!

And I want Gene Kelly too,
Singing till the Rain is through!
Make my wish come true!
Baby all I want for Christmas
Is you… and you… and you…

I would laugh for Melvyn Douglas
Louder than Miss Garbo did,
And I’d dance for Warner Baxter
Better than that Keeler kid!

I’ve reserved a spot for Errol
Right there next to Joel McCrea!
Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda,
Say hello to Charles Boyer!

Hi there, Bob Montgomery!
Grab a spot beneath the tree!
Walter Huston toooooooooo!
Baby all I want for Christmas
Is you… and you… and you…

Leslie, Basil, Claude and Ronnie,
I would surely be a ditz
If I didn’t mistletoe with
Some of those enchanting Brits!

Clear the floor for Jimmy Cagney
Tapping out a Christmas tune!
Let the downstairs neighbors gripe but
I say he can stay till June!

Warren William, Ray Milland!
Join our merry little band!
Joseph Cotten toooooooooo!
Baby all I want for Christmas
Is you… and you… and you…

Get the door, it’s Jimmy Stewart!
My, what gifts the season brings!
Every time he holds me closer,
Ten more angels get their wings!

I would take a vow of silence
For my Rudy and Ramon,
And I’d brush up on my Russian
Just to bring George Sanders home!

Gather ‘round my door tonight!
Make my Christmas black and white
Or I will be bluuuuuuuuue…
Baby all I want for Christmas
Is you… and you… and you…

9 Comments

  1. Love it…Mery Christmas.

  2. Jane Russell and Adrienne Barbeau
    Would sure make me a ditz!
    Don’t know what I’d do in the face
    Of those humungous…personalities.

    Great poem! Happy holidays!

  3. Absolutely fantastic! Love it! MERRY CHRISTMAS! 😀

  4. Reblogged this on Sister Celluloid and commented:

    My annual salute to the men we all love… Wishing a happy and peaceful holiday season to my classic film family!

  5. Charles J Nash Jr

    Very nice, Sister C. Among others, especially nice for you to note Buster Keaton in the mix–my favorite silent comedian. I wrote a poem to him many years ago, soon after I discovered silent movies for the second time in my life (the first was borne of “Fractured Flickers”).

    I hope your holidays were good. Mine included a lot of TCM. But I missed the 1938 “A Christmas Carol” on this season’s offerings. Best, and Happy New Year,

    J.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Charles! If you search Buster Keaton on my site, you’ll find more about him, as I adore him. Happy New Year to you!!

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