I like Neil Diamond. Really, I do. And I generally like his songs. So, what the heck happened here? This song is one of the weirdest Neil Diamond songs ever. The title track from his 2009 Christmas album, “Cherry Cherry Christmas” is strange. Diamond takes the titles from many of his hits, such as “Cherry Cherry”, “Sweet Caroline”, “I’m A Believer”, and the more recent “Pretty Amazing Grace”, among others, and incorporates them into the words to this Christmas song.
It’s a cheesy song, and the video is pretty cheesy too. Even though the song is a couple years old, I hadn’t heard it before tonight. Or, if I had, I didn’t register it. I came across it when I was doing a YouTube search of Christmas songs. I kind of wish I hadn’t. Even though it’s a, well, cheesy song, it’s one of those songs that is going to get stuck in my head, you know? So I’m probably going to go through the day tomorrow humming this tune.
For your listening pleasure, here are the words and official video for “Cherry Cherry Christmas”. Enjoy.
Wish you a very merry, cherry cherry Christmas
and a holly holy holiday, too.
Underneath your tree may there always be
sounds of harmony, not a song sung blue.
Just a very merry, cherry cherry Christmas.
And if all of those who love you gather near,
you'll have a very merry, cherry cherry, holly holy,
rock and rolly Christmas this year.
When the snow drops on the treetops
it's a pretty amazing scene. Hear the choir, light the fire.
Feels like pretty amazing grace if you know what I mean.
Oh yeah, it's Christmas time.
In a world of make-believe I'm a believer,
and I believe in things not always understood,
but the things you feel make believing real.
That's why Christmas feels so good, so good, so good.
When you imagine all the world as one great chorus,
you're gonna learn that every voice has got a song.
Let's raise a Christmas toast of red, red wine,
we'll even sing Sweet Caroline while the whole world sings along.
I hear music in the sound of children laughing.
It's a beautiful noise that fits you like a song.
Makes you wanna have a very merry, holly holy,
cherry cherry Christmas time the whole year long.
The whole year long...
sing your Christmas song...
the whole year long.
Cherry Christmas, Everyone!!!