Monday, December 8, 2014

Are You Ready For Christmas?

I don't know about you, but around here it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We've started to get our decorations out, the tree is up with lights and we've got plans to decorate this week.  Eliot's finished putting the lights out on the house and I'm gathering addresses for our annual Christmas card mailing.

Lately, I've also been listening to Christmas music to get into the spirit.  One that's been on repeat is the song Neil Patrick Harris sang last year for the Disney Christmas parade.  The intro to the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Parade was amazing.  I absolutely loved it and caught myself singing the song over and over long after the parade was done.  (In fact, taping for this year's parade has been taking place at the Magic Kingdom over the past few days!  I can't wait to see it!)

For those of you who didn't see it, here's the video footage on YouTube:



Months passed and I still couldn't get it out of my head.  I looked for the lyrics online a few times and couldn't find them anywhere.  So this summer, on an incredibly hot August day, I watched the video on repeat until I had the entire thing written down. Here it is so you can sing along!!!

Are You Ready For Christmas?

Neil Patrick Harris
Disney Parks Christmas Parade 2013 Intro

Spoken:

Neil: So, the big day has finally arrived.  You know, I've wanted to spend Christmas here for a long time and now that it's finally happening, I just hope I get it right.  This is one of my biggest dreams and I don't want to let you down.

Walt Disney: When you wish upon a star, your dreams do come true.

Neil: You would know.  Hey, let's do a show.  Cue the music!

Sings:

Well, the time of year is here again
To throw a party for a few close friends
Now I'm just tying up a few loose ends 
And then we should be good to go.

You know I've made a list and checked it twice,
Because forgetting people isn't nice.
But I don't really wanna roll the dice 
So I'll recheck it nice and slow.

Cinderella? Check!
Belle? Check!
Snow White? Check!
Seven Dwarfs?   Cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-check!

Are you ready for Christmas?
Are you ready to have some fun?
In the shining December sun
Cause that's what we're gonna do.
Yes, it's true.

Are you ready for Christmas?
Hurry, hurry now don't be late.
Cause we're ready to celebrate
And all we need is you.
All we need is you!

Neil: Lara, you're up early!

Lara: I'm a morning gal Neil.

Mickey: It's for you!

Neil: Who knows I'm here?  Except everyone watching at home.  Hello!

Nick: Hey Neil, it's Nick.  I'm on my way to Disneyland can you keep singing for another two minutes?

Neil: Can I keep singing for another two minutes?  Tell 'em Newsies!

Newsies: Extra!  Extra!  Neil Patrick Harris can keep singing for another two minutes.

You can feel the magic in the air.
You can see it in Rapunzel's hair.
And that bunch of villains over there
Don't even scare us much today.

Neil:  Hi Villains!
Villians:  Hi Neil!

Everybody's gotta lend a hand
Master your wish is my command
Well I could really use a marching band
To take this number all the way.

Marching Band?  Check!
Dapper Dans? Che-che-che-che-check!

Neil: Who's over where R2?  

Darth Vader: breathing

Neil: Somebody sounds congested.

Darth Vader: You don't know the power of the Dark Side.

Neil: Oh Darth, you need to turn that Dark Side into a Disney Side!

Are you ready for Christmas?
Are you ready to have some fun?
In the shining December sun
Cause that's what we're gonna do.
Yes, it's true.

Nick: Back in two hours homie.

Are you ready for Christmas?
Hurry, hurry now don't be late.
Cause we're ready to celebrate
And all we need is you.

Tomorrowland? Ready!
Frontierland? Ready!
Adventureland? Ready!
New Fantasyland? Ready!

Neil: Ok big finish.  Cue key change and massive fireworks display!

Are you ready for Christmas?
Are you ready to have some fun?
In the shining December sun
Cause that's what we're gonna do.
Yes, it's true.

Are you ready for Christmas?
Hurry, hurry now don't be late.
Cause we're ready to celebrate
And all we neeeeeed issss yoooou.  (It's Christmas!  It's Christmas!  It's Christmas!)

Merry Christmas!

Nick: Did I miss it?

It's really catchy huh?  Don't say that I didn't warn you!  °o°

2 comments:

  1. I love your holiday postings most of all-how you decorate, how you celebrate...It is the most wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love this time of year! Merry Christmas!!! :-)

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