Are you planning to get engaged this Christmas? It is a romantic thing to do, and many couples choose to pop the question in the midst of the tinsel and mistletoe. You might choose a quiet, magic moment when the hubbub dies down and the two of you are enjoying an eggnog or a glass of wine by the fire. After the initial happy tears, and joyful hugs and kisses, you might hurry to share the news with family and friends, or you might savour your secret for a while longer.

When it comes to romance in the snow I can’t think of a better song than this oldie, Winter Wonderland, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith. You simply can’t go through the holiday season without hearing this song, and you may find yourself singing it from time to time too.

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say: Are you married?
We’ll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we’ve made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Walking in a winter wonderland,
Walking in a winter wonderland.