our musical advent calendar, day 03

Inspired by Pinterest, Anna wanted to do an advent calendar. And inspired by Advent Conspiracy, she wanted to make it about presence, not presents. Ian had a brilliant idea to use music. We each picked out some of our favorite Christmas songs and will be counting down with festive tunes.

day 03. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Zooey Deschanel+Leon Redbone, Elf soundtrack

I was a year late seeing Elf. Ian and I, still a fairly new couple, went to our college ministry's Christmas party and the movie was rolling in the background. When I commented I hadn't seen it before, Ian informed me it was only the best Christmas movie ever. He was right. I also discovered Zooey Deschanel and her amazing voice. While I'm a sucker for 50s Christmas music, Zooey and Leon have the advantage for their affiliation with an endearing movie and a first Christmas with the only guy I ever want to see under the mistletoe.
— Anna

I really can't stay / But baby, it's cold outside
I've got to go away / Baby, it's cold outside
This evening has been / Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice / I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry / Beautiful, what's your hurry
And father will be pacing the floor / Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry / Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well maybe just a half a drink more / Put some records on while I pour

The neighbors might think / Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink / No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how / Your eyes are like starlight now
To break the spell / I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir / Mind if I move in closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried / What's the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can't stay / Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

I simply must go / But baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no / Baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been / I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm / Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious / Gosh, your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door / Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious / Boy your lips look delicious
Well maybe just a cigarette more / Never such a blizzard before

I've got to get home / Baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your comb / It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand / I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see / How can you do this thing to me?
There's bound to be talk tomorrow / Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied / If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay / Get rid of that hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

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