Songs from The Polar Express

It’s that time of year again, readers!  The time when you can hear “sleigh bells in the snow” and children are eagerly anticipating Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve!

With all due respect to the sleigh bells, I thought these songs from one of my favorite films – The Polar Express – would bring some cheer via your computer this December.  Not all of the songs below are actually from the movie; several are from the era in which the film is set.  But I knew a couple of these songs almost off by heart before The Polar Express even came out.  And they are in the film, so why not add them to the post?

You may have to redirect from my blog to youtube to hear some of these, unfortunately.  I cannot seem to find videos of certain songs that do not require redirection to that site.  I do not recall having this problem before.  Hopefully it will not happen too often in the future.

Until next time!

The Mithril Guardian

The Polar Express

Hot Chocolate

That’s all I Want (When Christmas Comes to Town)

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town by Frank Sinatra

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Winter Wonderland by The Andrew Sisters

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Perry Como and the Fontaine Sisters

Silver Bells by Bing Crosby

Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) by Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters

Believe performed by Josh Groban


About The Mithril Guardian

I like stories.  Whether they’re on film, in song, or in print, I always remember a good story.  They remind me of paintings.  People cannot see them without learning something.  So it’s a good idea to look at a story from as many angles as possible.  I can watch the same movie a million times and still I will learn something that I did not know before.  Thoughts on the Edge of Forever is where I get to focus on what I learned from stories; what was not obvious the first time, the second time, or the umpteenth time. Earlier posts are written in the form of letters, usually to specific characters, to point out what I saw in a particular story or heard in a piece of music. Some of those letters, though, are like letters to the editor. Why did someone write a story this way and not another? Would the story have turned out better if the writer had done something different? These ‘letters to the editor’ will probably never be answered by the writers - the characters certainly will not answer anything - but their contents are still up for debate. After all, unless you ask a question, you will never get an answer. Still, civil ground rules apply. Any foul language or other form of abuse will not be tolerated in Thoughts on the Edge of Forever. I mean, who wants to be around the guest at the dinner party who is being nasty? Practically nobody, since people go to a party to have fun, not to hang around a grouch. So let’s have fun! The Mithril Guardian
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