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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. you made it to wines day wednesday, november 20th. we're delighted you're with us today. >> we certainly are. >> country music star trace adkins is going to sing for us in a little bit. >> i love when he sings. he has that low voice, sexy tall drink of water. >> he knows what he's doing. he knows his way around the song. >> speaking of sexy tall drink of water. >> hoda is beside herself, because later today we get on a
plane and we go to los angeles and i'm going to be with jay leno and hoda is going to be with blake shelton. >> blake shelton is going to be on "the tonight show" and so are we. >> he's our opening act is the way i look at it. >> do you know what jay and blake have in common, i think? >> no. >> they both have kind of wide faces. don't you think? >> i think of jay's as long, but if you want to say it's wide, okay. shall we look? >> well, i don't know. there's a new study out that says women are more attracted to wide-faced men. >> not to marry, though, just to -- >> cause -- >> go to poughkeepsie, if you know what i mean. >> because they say wide-faced men seem to be powerful, wealthy, and in charge and aggressive and all those things. see, that's a wide face. >> but, you see, it's also very long. >> it's long and wide.
okay. >> like his talent. >> oh, see, isn't that a wide face? and a good -- i mean a good -- i don't think wide is bad. >> well -- >> no, it's not. >> the mayor of toronto has a wide face, and i don't find him particularly attractive. >> here are a couple of examples of wide-faced men. one is simon cowell and the other is colin firth. >> see, that's not a wide face, that's long and thin. >> see, we thinned him out and made him longer. >> don't touch him. don't touch colin firth. >> you have to. let's make him long. >> no. no. we want our other colin. >> he looks older in the long face. >> stop it. >> how about our boy, willie geist? he definitely has a cute wide face. >> yep. and has a -- oh, no. >> what's he look like? >> i don't know. nobody i -- no. just leave people alone. don't you think? >> but it is interesting when
you look at someone immediately what kind of appeal they have. >> we've always talked about this. what is a thing in a person that you look at first and attracts you the most? >> probably -- don't say girth. that's not usually it. i know that's what you were thinking. >> you like the mayor of toronto? >> no. >> you would give him a run? >> i don't want guys who are so thin that you could snap them over your knee. i don't like those guys. they're very cute, but very thin. i like meatier, more -- you know, they could be muscular or not. it doesn't matter, as long as they're bigger than you are. what do you look for first? >> you know what? >> what? >> i guess a smile. >> yeah? >> i guess a smile, eyes. i love hands. i'm big on -- >> and height. i like height. do you? >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. lot of things i like. >> of course you do. >> of course, i can't remember what they are. that's what happens to you at my age. you know the social butterflies
and more quiet, reserved people have a different brain? different brain. >> they did brain scans to find out how people who go into a party and flit around and just people who have lots and lots of friends are very sociable. people who are incompetent throw verdicted. -- incompetent throw verdicted. >> that's a study from the neuroscience. >> is that bette midler? >> singing about friends. >> well, let's hear it. otherwise, i think some pervert is out there, singing. >> anyway, are you a person with lots of friends or -- >> i have a lot of acquaintances but have a few core friends. that's the way it should be in life. if you can count them on one hand, you're a very lucky person. >> i agree with that. sometimes you can go to a party and enjoy being at a party and enjoy being sociable. >> hoda can for five minutes. >> i know. i have a time limit. but i do enjoy it while i'm there.
>> you're not a social butterfly. you're a social hummingbird. you are -- butterflies linger. linger. flip flap, flip flap, flap, flap, flap. she is -- >> and then -- bye. oh, wait. that's you. >> i do that. do you know what's funny? we're away for the weekend and i was ready to go. i like how -- you're like, she's leaving. you just let it happen. you don't go, really? you're leaving? we're in the middle of conversation. >> do you want to talk about the dinner we had the other night, what frank said? >> i am still post traumatic over it. >> we were having a lovely dinner, eating stone crabs, shrimp, having salad. cassidy came in from california. christine is there, my husband is there, your new friend is there. and there's -- after about two hours, frank has no filter anymore. >> none. >> none at all. >> none, none.
>> frank goes, so, are you guys going to have kids? >> literally, like that. >> and hoda, i, i, i -- and your friend boots went -- >> he said well, you're in love, right? i was like e oh, my god, the hits just keep coming. >> i know it. >> it was scary. and then he said -- he looked around and goes, what? the conversation was getting dull. >> that's my guy. all righty. do crowds stress you out or make you happy? >> good news. they said crowds can actually make people feel happier. >> they don't make me feel happier. do they you? >> when i'm at a concert and everyone is in to something, i love -- because i like that sense of community. because i'm very suggestive. if i'm around people who are enjoying themselves, i do. i'm like that about everything. if the movie gets panned, "sex and the city 2" i loved it. i was sitting with people who were enjoying it and laughing
and i enjoyed it. >> you're a sheep, right? >> i like going to crowds. i like how they make me feel. >> i do, too, but i meant -- >> i'm just ignoring you. >> keep going. >> at sporting events and musical events is the two times i love crowds. >> i think you love them one more time, too. >> when? >> thanksgiving parade when you're with your nieces. >> yes, i do love them at the parade. only one time did i feel overwhelmed in a crowd, first or second times at mardi gras. when the streets are so crowded that you honestly can't walk the way you want because it's a wave, you are walking -- >> you get caught up in it. >> you go where they push you and i thought oh, my god, there's no way out if you slip and fall. everyone is drinking and laughing, but you literally cannot -- you literally don't have to walk. you just get shoved in the direction of the crowd. that's the only time i don't like them. >> sheep. >> why are you making a bird, hummingbird, sheep --
anywho. >> would you wednesday? >> do we have to? >> would you sext? if you're between the ages of 50 and 75, there's good news for you. more of you are sexting. >> good news? >> it's great news. >> how is that good news? most of them can't see. they're driving and sexting their genitals. >> 50 to 75? >> anthony's laughing because he knows. we don't need any more people sexting anybody, hoda. >> sexting intimate photos of themselves. >> i just said that. >> there's nothing wrong with it. >> they aren't pretty after 60. stop it! stop it! >> obscene messages. >> lord have mercy. >> i think it's cool. it's very trendy. >> what if it's your mother doing it or my mother doing? >> good. let her sext. let her sext. let her do it.
if it gives her pleasure, they should sext. that's how i feel about it. it's fun. if they're with someone and they want to do it, why not? >> do you do it? >> that is not your concern. no. can i tell you something? i'm terrified because my phone is an nbc phone and i'm terrified of anything i do on that phone. i really am. because, you know, they probably can read our stuff and they know what we're doing. they know what we do. see? if you have an nbc phone you're not sexting. >> even if you don't have an nbc phone and the nsa knows what you're doing. >> here's another question, does texting, not sexting, but does texting hurt a relationship? >> yes, it does. yes, it does, hoda. >> you're right. >> chances are that your relationship is doomed if you're doing that. it's an artificial way of communicating. you're not talking to the person. and if you're sending disgusting pictures of yourself -- >> they're not disgusting. >> what is your relationship based on anyway but a bunch of dirty pictures? >> what are you talking about?
>> that's all i'm saying. >> let's go back to texting for one second. this is a great scene from that movie "just not that into you." take a look at this. >> i had this guy leave me a voicemail at work. so i called him at home and then he e-mailed me to my blackberry and so i texted to his cell and then he e-mailed me to my home account and the whole thing just got out of control. and i missed the days where you had one phone number and one answering machine and that one answering machine housed one cassette tape and that one cassette tape either had a message from a guy or it didn't. and now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies. it's exhausting. >> so true. >> true. >> do you know what else i miss? >> what? >> lot of things but one thing i really miss is a remote clicker with an on and off button, that's it. and a little volume. little volume control.
my idea of heaven. >> the one in florida, there's a tv clicker. remember, it's an ipad. the clicker is an ipad. >> i know it. >> we spent all weekend trying to figure out how to mute it. where is the ipad? you couldn't change the channel. >> finally cassidy did it on her phone! >> she did. she went to her cell phone and pushed the button and suddenly -- >> we got to watch "heat." the movie "heat." >> i love that movie, sandra bullock and melissa mccarthy. please rent it. it's vile and hysterical. >> now you know why we're drinking called trinty oaks. or trinity? >> i think it's trinity. >> if you buy one bottle, they plant a tree. >> here's to a forest. >> 10 million trees so far. that's a lot of wine. all right. speaking of it, what have we got? >> scratch and sniff book. to turn you into a wine expert by richard best.
>> okay. >> it says wine is a grocery, not a luxury, is the way they look at it. >> yeah. >> what they do is -- so you go to the red. >> there's your pinot noir that you like. >> scratch it and you smell it. you do it. is that the wrong thing? >> no. maybe you have to really scratch. >> there's nothing on here. i think this is a joke. >> and no. and i feel bad for the people thatrote the book. with an arrow? >> sticker with no arrow. >> where is the arrow? >> you have to realize who you're dealing with. >> scratch one, it says. oh, here, here, here. here, here, here. okay. i found it. okay. okay. here. it's right here. >> oh, my gosh. >> smells like a cherry. >> cherry, yeah. >> anyway -- thanks, amanda.
>> $15, amazon.com. >> i'm sure they're going to sell a load of them now. guess who's coming to dinner. >> how to handle sticky situations when your parents, uh-oh, don't like your partner. country music star trace adkins is here. >> he will sing a song from his first holiday album. it's called "the king's gift," the album. terrific. we'll be right back after these messages. >> nice talking to you. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ]
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>> lots of family get togethers. >> which is good news for some and not so good news for you. what do you do when your significant other and your parents don't get along? >> here to help us with this. >> what do you think about the sexting thing? >> thinking that what my woman would like to see is a picture of my netherlands. >> no? >> no. what woman is saying, yeah, that's what i want to see. i'm at lunch and i'm hoping i get this. >> look like it could be -- >> no. no. >> let's get to some of our questions. the first one comes from nana. >> right. joann or amanda. brittany. we don't think you're really out there, nana, but we like the idea that you are. hoda, what do they ask? >> our family is a mess.
my daughter is 36 years old, recently married, does not like my husband, her stepdad. her husband is just okay with me. we don't even talk. how do you get them into the same room together? can this be fixed? >> you can never fix the relationship between two different people. that's called a triangle and a recipe for disaster every time. >> what do you do? >> you go to one and say i don't like your behavior, but you can only talk about it in terms of how it's affecting you. you can't say you need to do that better to him. you say when you cannot seem to get along with my husband, it hurts me. >> uh-huh. is that okay then at that point to say, listen, if it's going to be like this at every holiday, we're not going to allow it to spoil everybody's holiday and until you guys can get along here, please -- >> no, no. i would say you're absolutely welcome. i do want you to act like an adult. we're calling people to adult behavior.
>> and think they are acting that way? >> then we can have a conversation about that. specific. >> this is from deanna. my son's new live-in girlfriend has two children that are absolute terrors. no one else in the family wants to be around them, and we have stopped having get togethers because of them. any advice on how to spend the holidays as a family and deal with these kids? what do you do? >> again, talk directly to your son and say -- and it cannot be in the moment. >> it has to be beforehand. >> after the kids are bad, enjoying that after-dinner glass of wine and say, hey, is everything going all right with the kids? >> what if the kids are just spoiled brats? >> nobody wants to be around that, especially around the holidays. >> this is family. >> not really. she's a live-in girlfriend. >> yeah, that's true. >> i don't call it family until -- >> there's a ring on it? >> yeah. >> i agree. >> here is one from stephanie. my husband's mother hates me for taking her baby away from her. well, news flash, momma bear, he couldn't wait to get away. this is from stephanie.
>> that's just more proof that you don't need to be an adult in order to get married. momma bear, i'm stealing -- that is a recipe for disaster. >> what should happen here? >> before you're going to confront anybody, you have to confront yourself. is this a vague personal preference or is this something that is just specific that i want to address that i think is endangering your well-being, right? then if you're going to talk about somebody else, can you say one thing positive about that person? think about that. and also recognize, look, my job is to help preserve the relationship. i have no choice over who you choose to bring into your life. i want to continue a relationship with you and i want to do my best to welcome both of you in. but i do have these concerns. >> all right. >> you're grown up, hal. >> let's invite hal for thanksgiving. >> no, thanks. mine is bad enough. >> thanks, hal. >> thank you. put your knowledge of geography to the test when we play "who knew."
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don't know much about geography? >> it's time to find out. and take our "who knew" quiz for geography awareness. >> we have a question. which three u.s. state names contain the letter p? >> one is obvious, pennsylvania. >> pennsylvania. >> the other is -- where you got your first job. >> mississippi. >> yep, yep. and also about state capitals. we want to find out. we're going to come back and play "who knew." >> what's the the other one? >> i don't know. we'll go to the crowd when we come back. ♪
day wednesday ready to play our trivia game called "who knew." it's geography trivia week. we're testing your longitudinal and latitude knowledge. $100 to those who get the answers right and to those who don't, kathie lee's cd. lucky, lucky. here to help me out is travel and leisure magazine international editor mark orwoll. before we went to break we asked the question what three state names contain the letter p? >> pennsylvania came up. >> of course it did. >> mississippi. >> and the third? >> new hampshire. you get double points for mississippi. it has two p's. >> back across to kath. >> i knew that. didn't i, hodie? never mind. okay. this gentleman is from minneapolis. and he was a geography major in college, so no pressure. china and india have both surpassed 1 billion in population. what country is the next most populous, brazil, russia, united states or indonesia? >> indonesia.
>> no, no, no. >> so sad. >> it's a wonderful thing. >> the correct answer, united states. >> united states. of course, 317 million people. it's been that way for a while. you know what? coming up fast is nigeria. by the middle of this century, by 2050, we might see nigeria actually surpass the united states. for now, 317 million united states is number three. >> that's amazing. back across to kath. >> lady from boston. what's the largest national park in america, yellowstone national park, gates of the arctic, denali national park or wrangell st. elias national park? >> i am going to say yellowstone. >> but that would be wrong. but it would be excellent. >> the correct answer, i'm ashamed to say, i don't even know what this is, the rangel st. elias national park. where is that? >> it's massive. it's in central alaska. 13 million acres. it's bigger than the entire
country of switzerland. everybody would have said yellowstone. it's the oldest but the eighth largest. wrangell st. elias is the largest. >> back over to kath. >> gentleman from connecticut. america's first paved transcontinental road is celebrating its 100th anniversary. it's will known as america's highway. what is it? the lincoln highway, route 66, i-95 or i-80? >> route 66. [ buzzer ] >> oh! >> gee. gee. but when you do get in your car, play this. >> all right. the correct answer there, the lincoln highway. >> the lincoln highway. back in 1913, it would have taken you 34 days to drive across the country and most of that would have been on dirt roads. they actually formalized a highway, linking together the paved roads across america. they went from times square to lincoln park in san francisco and called at the lincoln highway. it's been surpassed by the big, federal interstates now. but you can still find some parts of that original lincoln highway going back to 1913 if you want to. you can get across the country a lot faster now. >> i would say so.
>> lovely lady from tennessee. i'm going to have trouble pronouncing this. what is the world's newest country, palau, quebec, south sudan or eritrea? >> i'm going to say quebec. [ buzzer ] >> ooh, no. >> i think this may be -- >> some of my greatest hits on it. >> it's a clean sweep for kath. the correct answer, south sudan. >> the last 50 years, it's been going through turmoil, couple of civil wars but on july 9th, 2011, it's proclaimed the world's newest nation. quebec is not its own country. it's part of canada. >> i think we can squeeze one more in, kath. from san antonio, the world's smallest country, andorra, vatican city, lichtenstein or taiwan? >> b? >> no. i had a good day today, i don't know about you. >> she had a great day. correct answer, vatican city.
>> 109 acres, the size of an 18-hole golf course, completely surrounded by the city of rome and, of course, very small population, 839 people including the leader, pope francis. >> mark, you're a great guest. >> thank you. >> thanks so much for coming to see us. country music star trace adkins will light up our studio and bobbie thomas will light up your eyes for the holidays, right after this. septic system breakdowns affect over 1 million homes a year, and can cost thousands of dollars to repair... thankfully, the powerful dual action formula of rid-x
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thanksgiving is next week. >> wow! >> holiday parties begin after that. before you know it, we'll be ringing in the new year. hard to believe. >> so many celebrations just around the corner. it's time to break out of your regular makeup routine and try something a little new and different. >> how-to tips for your eyes. "today" style editor and author, bobbie thomas. you want to put these babies on, right? >> because that's what you do. >> we get so many questions about how you do your eye makeup, how i do my eye makeup. >> how mary does her eye makeup. >> these are go-to guides i picked up. these are ones you can buy to make sure your makeup doesn't get on your cheeks. they're butterfly guards, great for mascara. >> comfortable until you -- thank you. >> you don't get mascara and shadow all over your face when you apply.
>> oh, you're not supposed to wear these to the party? >> no. >> oh, bummer. >> i was really excited to find this eye explosive. you can also diy guards before i show you these using post it notes at home. literally, i do this. i always have a post it note in my makeup bag. people think i'm crazy, but it gives me the opportunity to line up where i'm going to put my eye shadow. >> how do you know where to put it? >> if you are a beginner, get these eye explosive stencils and you'll see once you put these on -- they're a little sticky but they're almost not because i used them already this morning. you simply shade in. for people who are sort of afraid of the shape and how to put it on, they are kind of amazing. because after, all you have to do is take the guide and blend it in. this saves you so much time and even -- i do my makeup all the time.
you've got sort of an instant smoky eye. >> look how good that looks. >> in seconds. we can do the other. >> that looks good. >> again, whether you want to buy these to boost your confidence or not. >> and then you'll know how to do it. >> it's really easy. another big thing you should know, you should prime your eye. i happen to use bare minerals concealer under my eye and on the lid. this helps it stay. this helps to give it primer so you avoid creasing. i like bare minerals because you get bang for your buck but clinique and too faced are great products, too. in drug stores they're $5. it makes a big difference because otherwise your eye shadow will fade by lunch otherwise. this is really cool. i want to talk about eye shape. when it comes to shadow, it's supposed to flatter and frame your face. >> right. >> take a look at what i have here.
this looks like three sets of eyes that are balanced, right? >> right. >> now take a look. if i reveal the line, you'll see that actually the bottom two, one is close set and one is wide set. what i did is i wanted to show you how you should shadow your eyes based on where they're placed. you want the shadow to help you create the illusion that your eyes are sort of pulling in more versus what you want if you're close set. we want to help to lift our face and cheek bones and extending up, which will give you sort of that face lift. the idea of sort of extending on the outside your shadow, it's about pulling it out here so that you can contour your face. it's a really simple thing. go on our website to find them. last, but not least, when it comes to applying shadow, the best tip ever, wet/dry urban decay, all you do is apply a little water to eye shadows that are baked for a wet/dry look. add them like a liner.
it's a fast sort of pro secret. and then just blend in. these are double-ended brushes here. you'll get more bang for your buck. you can use the dry on the other side of the palette to blend it in. >> i wish i had bobbie's eyes. >> i know. >> this is really easy. everything is on our website. and i'll answer questions. >> thank you, sweetheart. someone we're keeping our eye on, trace adkins is singing a christmas carol for us. >> we have your other holidays covered, too, cooking for thanksgiving and hanukkah, which is also known as thanksgivukkah.
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year of 79811. >> we were supposed to read that together. >> here's the author of good appetite. >> i thought it was french. bad french. melissa clark will make the dish that you all voted on, apparently. >> they voted for this one. >> they want to see the turkey pot roast. i'll show you the turkey pot roast. it's not hanukkah without latkes. i made these with sweet potato. before your regular thanksgiving meal. >> with apple sauce. >> celebration. >> that's delicious. >> that's really delicious. >> that has pomegranate. you're going to have cranberry sauce on the table, use cranberry sauce with a little bit of sour cream. >> happy thanksgivukkah. >> happy thanksgivukkah to you. turkey breast here. this is what it looks like ben bone in.
this is what it looks like bone out. tie it up with the skin. your butcher will do this. you can buy these at a supermarket, too, just like that. i have some spices here, some clove and nutmeg. all spice. >> tie it up like you did? >> yes, so it's easier to maneuver. if you flip it, it's going to fall apart. >> are you going to rub that? >> i'm going to sprinkle it all over, but you could rub it, let it sit, absorb that good flavor. >> look at that. >> i know. you want a nice, brown color. >> how many does that feed? >> that is going to feed ten. say you have 30 people coming for thanksgiving, you have a turkey in the oven. do an extra breast, recipe on the side, extra white meat and you can have it for sandwiches. all these browned off. >> i'm going to rub. >> thank you. >> of course you are. >> bay leaves, garlic, onion and sweet potatoes to make it more thanksgiving-y. you could use white potatoes. >> okay. >> it goes into the oven for an hour and a half. white wine and water.
>> yes, you do. >> of course you do. >> this will keep it nice and moist. >> don't say moist! >> that's a banned word. >> it's going to keep it tender and juicy. >> succulent is good. >> i like succulent. >> 30 seconds. >> oh, my gosh. that's what it looks like at the end. here are some veggies put it right over it. that's gravy, by the way. take the pan juices, cook it down, you get the gravy. while you're having this, i'm going to show you really fast, pumpkin babka. i put pumpkin in it, cinnamon swirl, toss it in the pan. you put this here. you guys just eat -- >> and go. >> perfect. >> do you want to try that first? you're all done? >> we love you. delicious. >> thank you very much. >> happy thanksgivukkah. >> thanksgiving and hanukkah celebration, it's time to heat
>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. trace adkins has a barritone voice that can soothe the soul. he's sold more than 10 million albums. >> recorded his first holiday cd "the king's gift," classic celtic carols. >> well, hello, hello, hello. >> hello. >> country music comes from the celtic area, right?
>> all music in this country comes from that, really. you know, all the music in the scots and irish came to this country and they brought their music with them and then the music started to spread via the waterways and spread across the country and it turned into bluegrass and country and then it turned into the blues and -- i mean, it all came from that. >> we can't help but notice you have a huge band here, 12-piece. >> we're excited. >> we can't wait to hear. what are you going to play for us? >> oh tannenbaum. >> i can't wait. great to see you. merry christmas. >> maybe next time we come back, we won't talk as long. ♪ oh christmas tree oh christmas tree how lovely are your
branches ♪ ♪ oh, christmas tree oh, christmas tree how lovely are your branches ♪ ♪ your boughs are green in summer's glow and do not fade in winter snow ♪ ♪ oh, christmas tree oh, christmas tree, how lovely are your branches ♪ ♪ oh christmas tree oh christmas tree your candles shine so brightly ♪ ♪ oh christmas tree oh christmas