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Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday when we bring you fun and festive songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Crofts Family siblings Callie, Colette and Devri make their best pitch for engagement ring gifts in their 2014 release, “Merry Christmas, Marry Me.”
Employing the close-harmony style reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, the Crofts girls deliver a lyrical marriage proposal to boyfriends who won’t take the plunge. In the official video, the sisters adopt the look and sound of the swing and boogie-woogie eras.
They sing, “I hear those church bells ringing for the season / But they give me starry eyes / And I’ve got an empty finger right here to put a ring on / Darling, if you ever get wise.”
Written by Callie Crofts, “Merry Christmas, Marry Me” appeared as the seventh track on the Crofts Family album titled Sparrow in the Birch: A Crofts Family Christmas.
The Crofts Family, which hails from the tiny town of Firth, ID (pop. 530), is led by patriarch Vincent Crofts, who encouraged his daughters to develop their musical talents at a young age. It’s been reported that their country home looks like a scene from a vintage Christmas card.
By age 12, Callie Crofts was already an accomplished songwriter and guitar player. As an adult, she persuaded her family to finally produce the Christmas album they had always wanted to record. The 2014 release would include a number of holiday favorites that the girls sang as children, as well as two original tunes written by Callie.
One reviewer wrote that the voices of the Crofts girls are “pure and angelic with harmonies that hold your emotions hostage.”
Please check out the official video of the Crofts Family performing “Merry Christmas, Marry Me.” The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…
“Merry Christmas, Marry Me”Written by Callie Crofts. Performed by the Crofts Family.
Merry Christmas, marry me a thousand timesI wanna know you’re mine, mineSo baby please don’t let no
No-good honey steal a kissUnder the mistletoeMerry Christmas, love me ’til the end of timeI wanna hang your stocking next to mineWhen we’re ninety-nine
I hear those church bells ringing for the seasonBut they give me starry eyesAnd I’ve got an empty finger right here to put a ring onDarling, if you ever get wise
Merry Christmas, marry me a thousand timesI wanna hang your stocking next to mineWhen we’re ninety-nine
Merry Christmas, I don’t need a presentWrapped up with a shiny bow, no noYou know what I’m wishing forSo don’t you make me wait anymore
Merry Christmas, and honey if you cause a sceneWhen you get down on one kneeIt won’t bother me
Merry Christmas, love me ’til the end of timeI wanna hang your stocking next to mineWhen we’re ninety-nine
I hear those church bellsRinging for the seasonBut baby we could ring ’emFor a whole different reasonMerry Christmas, marry me a thousand times
Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.