Jolly Old Saint Nicholas


I remember as a child, playing my mother’s old 78 rpm record that had the song, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, on it and I loved it. I also remember learning the words to this song and singing it in the second grade in 1966. My second grade class got to parade to the principal’s office to sing it and Up on the Housetop over the intercom for the rest of the school. That was a big deal folks.


My second grade class and one of my favorite years in elementary school.  My teacher was Hubena Andrews and I dearly loved her.  I’m on the bottom row, sitting 6th from the left in the pink skirt suit.  My mother always pinned a Christmas corsage on my sisters and me for picture day.  Don’t you love the fake cheesy candle props?


About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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8 Responses to Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

  1. Wind Kisses says:

    Gosh I could have been sitting in that class. The clothing and hairstyle 💁‍♀️. I love the memories of Christmas too.

    • Gail says:

      There’s quite a contrast in the school pictures of my school years versus my two sons’ class pictures. Most the kids in my sons’ photos are in blue jeans and shorts. Of course, they always timed our class pictures on the day of our Christmas parties so everyone was dressed up. And we girls weren’t allowed to wear pants in school back in those days!

  2. Relax... says:

    Aw, you were adorable!

  3. Shelley says:

    Gail – I too loved the song growing up – and wrote about the same thing for my post for Jolly! Great minds think alike, eh?

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