O, Christmas Tree

E
arlier I asked what people do for their holiday decor, themed trees? colored vs white lights? Hubby and I have compromised, he loves colored lights and I prefer the simplicity of white lights. So we have colored lights on our Christmas tree, and white for anything else. We don't have a themed tree, rather it's a collection of ornaments from our childhoods, and our lives together.

Due to my Icelandic heritage and his Norwegian and Swedish heritage, many of our ornaments and decorating elements are Scandinavian. We have two pencil trees that I used to use on our front porch that in future years I'd like to set up flanking the entrance to the family room with all our Scandinavian ornaments and garlands on them. I ran out of time to set them up for this year.

Here's a peek at the tree and some of our Scandinavian ornaments
Christmas Tree

Scandinavian Ornaments

Monday Musings {34} - Franklin

Monday Musings Image with Lady

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
-Benjamin Franklin

or person.

Merry Christmas!

E
veryone celebrates Christmas in their own way, for instance in Iceland we have 13 Jolasveinar or Santa's. I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas with all of their family and special traditions.


Icelandic Christmas Traditions

I look forward to hearing all about your Holidays next week!

Happy Birthday Monique!

Monique over at Escape Hatch is celebrating her birthday today. Swing by and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Vintage Birthday Party

Monday Musings {33} - Alcott

Monday Musings Image with Lady

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
- Louisa May Alcott

Broken Computer

D
ue to a temporarily broken computer, hubby is fixing it for me today, Front Door Decor will post tomorrow, along with my Christmas decor posts. . I was really hoping it was the just the power cord, but it wasn't and required a complete dismantling of the laptop. I'll be happy to have a working computer again. Sorry for the delay.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

M
y favorite Christmas story growing up was more of a poem that most know and love, and I thought I'd share it today.



'Twas the Night Before Christmas

or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas
by Major Henry Livingston Jr. (1748-1828)
(previously believed to be by Clement Clarke Moore)


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONDER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!"

Christmas Carols

O
ne of the best things about Christmas are the Christmas carols. This is a list of the lyrics I've saved over the years and put together for your enjoyment. I hope this doesn't wreak havoc on my blog formatting, or your feed reader! If it does I'll delete the post and find another way to share them. My favorite carol is Drummer Boy, what's yours?

I hope you have a lovely holiday season!



Christmas Carols


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Adeste, Fideles
All I Want For Christmas...

All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels, From the Realms of Glory

As With Gladness

Auld Lang Syne

Ave Maria

Away in a Manger

Blue Christmas

Christ Is Born In Bethlehem

Christmas At Home

Christmas In Killarney

Christmas Without You

Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Ding Dong! Merrily On High

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Drummer Boy

Feliz Navidad

From Heaven Above To Earth I Come

Frosty The Snowman

Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

Gloucestershire Wassail

Go Tell It On The Mountain

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Good Christian Men, Rejoice

Good King Wenceslas

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Here We Come A-Wassailing

Holly Jolly Christmas

Home For the Holidays

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

In Excelsis Gloria

In The Bleak Mid-Winter

I'll be Home For Christmas

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

I Saw Three Ships

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I Wonder As I Wander

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bell Rock

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Joy to the World

Let It Snow

Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

Mary's Boy Child

No Crowded Eastern Street

Noel Nouvelet

Now The Bells Ring

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O Come, Little Children

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Holy Night

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Once in Royal David's City

O Sanctissima

Pretty Paper

Rudolf, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

See Amid the Winter's Snow

See In Yonder Manger Low

Silent Night

Silver And Gold

Silver Bells

Sleigh Ride

Snoopy's Christmas

Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Tennessee Christmas

The Chipmunk Song

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...)

The Coventry Carol

The First Noel

The Holly And The Ivy

The Huron Carol

The Grinch's Song

There's A New Kid In Town

This Season Will Never Grow Old

Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

Up On The Rooftop/Housetop

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

We Three Kings of Orient Are

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

What Child Is This?

While By My Sheep I Watched At Night

While Shepherds Watched

White Christmas

Who Is He In Yonder Stall

Winter Wonderland

With Bells On

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Adeste, Fideles
(O Come, All Ye Faithful)
Adeste, fideles, Laeti triumphantes;
Venite, venite in Bethlehem;
Natum videte 
Regem angelorum:
Venite adoremus, (X3)
Dominum.

Deum de Deo, Lumen de lumine, 
Gestant puellae viscera;
Deum verum, Genitum, non factum:
Venite adoremus, (X3)
Dominum.

Cantet nunc Io! Chorus angelorum,
Cantet nunc aula caelestium.
Gloria, gloria, In excelsis Deo!
Venite adoremus, (X3)
Dominum.

Ergo qui natus Die hodierna,
Jesu, tibi sit gloria;
Patris aeterne verbum caro factum!
Venite adoremus, (X3)
Dominum.

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All I Want For Christmas...

Everybody stops 
and stares at me 
These two teeth are 
gone as you can see 
I don't know just who 
to blame for this catastrophe! 
But my one wish on Christmas Eve 
is as plain as it can be! 

All I want for Christmas 
is my two front teeth, 
my two front teeth, 
see my two front teeth! 

Gee, if I could only 
have my two front teeth, 
then I could be with you 
"Merry Christmas." 
It seems so long since I could say, 
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!" 

Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be, 
if I could only whistle (thhhh) 

All I want for Christmas 
is my two front teeth, 
my two front teeth, 
see my two front teeth. 
Gee, if I could only 
have my two front teeth, 
then I could wish you 
"Merry Christmas." 

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All My Heart This Night Rejoices

All my heart this night rejoices 
As I hear, far and near, 
Sweetest angel voices. 
"Christ is born," their choirs are singing, 
Till the air everywhere 
Now with joy is ringing 

Hark! a voice from yonder manger, 
Soft and sweet, doth entreat, 
"Flee from woe and danger! 
Brethren, come! from all doth grieve you, 
You are freed; all you need 
I will surely give you." 

Come, then, let us hasten yonder! 
Here let all, great and small, 
Kneel in awe and wonder! 
Love him who with love is yearning! 
Hail the star that from far 
Bright with hope is burning!

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Angels We Have Heard on High

[Tune: Gloria, French Carol] 

Angels we have heard on high, 
Singing sweetly through the night, 
And the mountains in reply 
Echoing their brave delight. 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 

Shepherds, why this jubilee? 
Why these songs of happy cheer? 
What great brightness did you see? 
What glad tiding did you hear? 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 

Come to Bethlehem and see 
Him whose birth the angels sing; 
Come, adore on bended knee 
Christ, the Lord, the new-born King. 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 

See him in a manger laid 
Whom the angels praise above; 
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, 
While we raise our hearts in love. 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 
Gloria in excelsis Deo. 

[French Carol]

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Angels, From the Realms of Glory

[Tune: Regent Square, H. Smart, 1867] 

Angels, from the realms of glory, 
Wing your flight o'er all the earth; 
Ye, who sang creation's story, 
Now proclaim Messiah's birth: 
Come and worship, 
Come and worship 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

Shepherds in the field abiding, 
Watching o'er your flocks by night, 
God with man is now residing; 
Yonder shines the infant Light: Refrain 

Sages, leave your contemplations, 
Brighter visions beam afar: 
Seek the great Desire of nations; 
Ye have seen his natal star: Refrain 

Saints before the altar bending, 
Watching long in hope and fear, 
Suddenly the Lord, descending, 
In his temple shall appear: Refrain 

[James Montgomery, 1816]

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As With Gladness

As with gladness men of old, 
Did the guiding star behold, 
As with joy they hailed its light, 
Leading onward, beaming bright; 
So, most gracious Lord, may we 
Evermore be led to Thee! 

As with joyful steps they sped, 
Saviour, to Thy lowly bed; 
There to bend the knee before 
Thee, whom heaven and earth adore. 
So may we with willing feet 
Ever seek the mercy seat. 

As they offered gifts most rare 
At the cradle, rude and bare; 
So may we with holy joy, 
Pure, and free from sins alloy, 
All our costliest treasures bring, 
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King. 

Holy Jesus, every day 
Keep us in the narrow way; 
And when earthly things are past, 
Bring our ransomed souls, at last, 
Where they need no star to guide, 
Where no clouds Thy glory hide. 

In the heavenly country bright 
Need they no created light; 
Thou its light, its joy, its crown, 
Thou its sun which goes not down; 
There for ever may we sing 
Hallelujahs to our King!

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Auld Lang Syne 

[Robert Burns] 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 
and never brought to mind? 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot 
and days of auld lang syne? 
For auld lang syne, my dear, 
for auld lang syne, 
we'll take a cup of kindness yet, 
for auld lang syne

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Ave Maria

(There are several musical versions of this popular chant. 
The phrases vary somewhat with the tune of choice.)
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum! 
Benediecta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, 
Ora pro nobis, nobis pecatoribus, 
nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostrae
Ave! Ave!

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Away in a Manger

[Tune: Cradle Song, W.J. Kirkpatrick] 

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed, 
the little Lord Jesus laid down his Sweet head. 
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, 
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. 

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, 
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes. 
I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky, 
And stay by my side until morning is nigh. 

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay 
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. 
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, 
And fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.

[Traditional Carol]

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Blue Christmas

I'll have a blue Christmas
without you; 
I'll be so blue thinking about you. 
Decorations of red 
on a green Christmas tree 
Won't mean a thing if 
you're not here with me 

I'll have a blue Christmas, that's certain; 
And when that blue heartache starts hurting, 
You'll be doing all right 
with your Christmas of white, 
but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas.
By B.Hayes, J.Johnson ©1948 

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Christ Is Born In Bethlehem

Christ, by highest heaven adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th' Incarnate Deity,
Pleased as man with man to dwell;
Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Come, Desire of nations come,
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the Woman's conquering Seed,
Bruise in us the Serpent's head.
Adam's likeness, Lord efface:
Stamp Thy image in its place;
Second Adam, from above,
Reinstate us in thy love.

Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris'n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth

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Christmas At Home

Memories of walking home
From the Christmas party in the falling snow
Exchanging gifts, exchanging smiles
Hanging pine cones in the hall

Chorus:
Merry Christmas meant lots of whispering
Special feelings to bridge the difference
All the years we came together
For Christmas at home

And the radio played in the distance
O Night, O Holy Night

Memories of old Jack Frost
Frozen pictures upon the glass
Changing right before your eyes
With a warm breath from the happy child

Chorus

Memories of walking home
From the Christmas party in the falling snow
Exchanging gifts, exchanging smiles
Hanging pine cones in the hall

Chorus

And the radio played in the distance
O Night, O Holy Night

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Christmas In Killarney

The holly green, the ivy green 
The prettiest picture you've ever seen 
Is Christmas in Killarney 
With all of the folks at home 

It's nice, you know, to kiss your beau 
While cuddling under the mistletoe 
And Santa Claus you know, of course 
Is one of the boys from home 

The door is always open 
The neighbors pay a call 
And Father John before he's gone 
Will bless the house and all 

How grand it feels to click your heels 
And join in the fun of the jigs and reels 
I'm handing you no blarney 
The likes you've never known 
Is Christmas in Killarney 
With all of the folks at home

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Christmas Without You

White Christmas and I'm blue
Like fireworks with no fuse
Christmas without you
The fireplace keeps burning and my thoughts keep turning
The pages of memories of time spent with you
Old christmas songs we knew and used to make love to
Make it hard to get used to
Christmas without you
Chorus:
Christmas without you
White christmas and I'm blue
I love you I miss you
So sad but so true
Christmas without you
Like a mystery with no clues
Like fireworks with no fuse
Christmas without you
The sweetest gift I know would be if the new snow
Could fall on your footsteps on this Christmas eve
The most joyous christmas if luck could be with us
Would be if Saint Nicholas brought you home to me
Repeat chorus twice

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Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Come thou long-expected Jesus, 
Born to set Thy people free; 
From our fears and sins release us, 
Let us find our rest in Thee. 
Israel's strength and consolation, 
Hope of all the earth Thou art; 
Dear Desire of every nation, 
Joy of every longing heart. 

Born Thy people to deliver, 
Born a Child and yet a King. 
Born to reign in us for ever, 
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring. 
By Thine own eternal Spirit 
Rule in all our hearts alone; 
By Thine all-sufficient merit 
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

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Ding Dong! Merrily On High

Ding dong! merrily on high, 
In heav'n the bells are ringing: 
Ding dong! verily the sky 
Is riv'n with angel singing. 
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis! 

E'en so here below, below, 
Let steeple bells be swungen, 
And "Io, io, io!" 
By priest and people sungen. Refrain 

Pray you, dutifully prime 
Your matin chime, ye ringers; 
May you beautifully rime 
Your evetime song, ye singers. Refrain

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb, 
"Do you see what I see? 
Way up in the sky, little lamb, 
Do you see what I see? 
A star, a star, dancing in the night 
With a tail as big as a kite, 
With a tail as big as a kite." 

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy, 
"Do you hear what I hear? 
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy, 
Do you hear what I hear? 
A song, a song high above the trees 
With a voice as big as the the sea, 
With a voice as big as the the sea." 

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king, 
"Do you know what I know? 
In your palace warm, mighty king, 
Do you know what I know? 
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold-- 
Let us bring him silver and gold, 
Let us bring him silver and gold."

Said the king to the people everywhere, 
"Listen to what I say! 
Pray for peace, people, everywhere, 
Listen to what I say! 
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night 
He will bring us goodness and light, 
He will bring us goodness and light."

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Drummer Boy

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum 
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum 
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum 
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, 
When we come. 

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum 
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum 
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum 
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, 
Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum, 
On my drum? 

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum 
The ox and ass [lamb] kept time, pa rum pum pum pum 
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum 
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum 
pum pum, 
Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum 
Me and my drum.

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Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad 
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
>From the bottom of my heart.

[repeats]

Actual translation:

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Prosperous New Year and Happiness.

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From Heaven Above To Earth I Come

From heaven above to earth I come, 
To bear good news to every home, 
Glad tidings of great joy I bring, 
Whereof I now will gladly sing. 

To you this night is born a Child 
Of Mary, chosen mother mild; 
This little Child, of lowly birth, 
Shall be the joy of all the earth. 

Glory to God in highest heaven, 
Who unto us His Son hath given! 
While angels sing with pious mirth, 
A glad New Year to all the earth.

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Frosty The Snowman

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose 
and two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow but the children 
know how he came to life one day
There must have been some magic in that 
old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head 
he began to dance around
O
Frosty the snowman 
was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh 
and play just the same as you and me
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

Frosty the snowman knew 
the sun was hot that day
So he said
"Let's run and 
we'll have some fun 
now before I melt away
" Down to the village
with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all 
around the square saying
Catch me if you can
He led them down the streets of town 
right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when 
he heard him holler "Stop!" 
For Frosty the snow man 
had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
"Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day
" Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

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Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

[Joseph S. Cook, 1919] 

Gentle Mary laid her Child 
Lowly in a manger. 
There He lay, the Undefiled, 
to the world a stranger. 
Such a Babe in such a place, 
can He be the Savior? 
Ask the saved of all the race 
who have found His favor. 

Angels sang about His birth, 
wise men sought and found Him. 
Heaven's star shone brightly forth 
glory all around Him. 
Shepherds saw the wondrous sight, 
hear the angels singing. 
All the plains were lit that night, 
all the hills were ringing. 

Gentle Mary laid her Child 
lowly in a manger. 
He is still the Undefiled, 
but no more a stranger. 
Son of God of humble birth, 
beautiful the story. 
Praise His name in all the earth. 
Hail! The King of Glory!

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Gloucestershire Wassail

Wassail, wassail all over the town! 
Our bread it is white and our ale it is brown, 
Our bowl, it is made of the good maple tree; 
From the wassailing bowl we'll drink unto thee. 

Come, butler, and fill us a bowl of your best, 
And we hope your soul in Heaven may rest; 
But if you do bring us a bowl of the small, 
Then down shall go butler and bowl and all. 

Come here, sweet maid, in the frilly white smock, 
Come trip to the door and trip back the lock! 
Come trip to the door and pull back the pin, 
And let us jolly wassailers in.

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere. 
Go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Chris is born. 

While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night, 
Behold, throughout the heavens there shone a holy light. Refrain 

The shepherds feared and trembled when lo, above the earth 
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Saviour's birth! Refrain 

Down in a lonely manger the humble Christ was born, 
And God sent our salvation that blessed Christmas morn. Refrain

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God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

[Tune: God Rest You Merry, London, 18th cent.] 

God rest you merry, gentlemen, 
Let nothing you dismay, 
Remember Christ our Saviour 
Was born on Christmas Day; 
To save us all from Satan's power 
When we were gone astray. 
O tidings of comfort and joy, 
Comfort and joy, 
O tidings of comfort and joy! 

From God our heavenly Father 
A blessed angel came; 
And unto certain shepherds 
Brought tiding of the same; 
How that in Bethlehem was born 
The Son of God by name. Refrain 

"Fear not, then," said the angel, 
"Let nothing you affright; 
This day is born a Saviour 
Of a pure virgin bright, 
To free all those who trust in him 
From Satan's power and might." Refrain 

Now to the Lord sing praises, 
All you within this place, 
And with true love and brotherhood 
Each other now embrace; 
this holy tide of Christmas 
Doth bring redeeming grace. Refrain 

[London Carol, 18th cent.]

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Good Christian Men, Rejoice

[Tune: In Dulci Jubilo, German, 14th cent.] 

Good Christian men, rejoice, 
With heart and soul, and voice; 
Give ye heed to what we say: 
Jesus Christ is born to-day; 
Ox and ass before him bow, 
And he is in the manger now. 
Christ is born to-day! 
Christ is born to-day! 

Good Christian men, rejoice, 
With heart and soul, and voice; 
Now ye hear of endless bliss: 
Jesus Christ was born for this! 
He hath oped the heavenly door, 
And man is blessed evermore. 
Christ was born for this! 
Christ was born for this! 

Good Christian men, rejoice, 
With heart and soul, and voice; 
Now ye need not fear the grave: 
Jesus Christ was born to save! 
Calls you one and calls you all 
To gain his everlasting hall. 
Christ was born to save! 
Christ was born to save! 

[J.M. Neale, 1853]

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Good King Wenceslas

[Traditional] 

Good King Wenceslas looked out 
on the feast of Stephen, 
when the snow lay round about, 
deep and crisp and even. 
Brightly shown the moon that night, 
though the frost was cruel, 
when a poor man came in sight, 
gathering winter fuel. 

Hither, page, and stand by me. 
If thou know it telling: 
yonder peasant, who is he? 
Where and what his dwelling? 
Sire, he lives a good league hence, 
underneath the mountain, 
right against the forest fence 
by Saint Agnes fountain. 

Bring me flesh, and bring me wine. 
Bring me pine logs hither. 
Thou and I will see him dine 
when we bear them thither. 
Page and monarch, forth they went, 
forth they went together 
through the rude wind's wild lament 
and the bitter weather. 

Sire, the night is darker now, 
and the wind blows stronger. 
Fails my heart, I know not how. 
I can go no longer. 
Mark my footsteps my good page, 
tread thou in them boldly: 
Thou shalt find the winter's rage 
freeze thy blood less coldly. 

In his master's step he trod, 
where the snow lay dented. 
Heat was in the very sod 
which the saint had printed. 
Therefore, Christian men, be sure, 
wealth or rank possessing, 
ye who now will bless the poor 
shall yourselves find blessing.

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

[Tune: Mendelssohn, F. Mendelssohn, 1840] 

Hark! the herald angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King! 
Peace on earth and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled! 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 
Join the triumph of the skies; 
With the angelic host proclaim 
Christ is born in Bethlehem! 
Hark! the herald angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King! 

Christ, by highest heaven adored; 
Christ, the everlasting Lord; 
Late in time behold him come, 
Offspring of the Virgin's womb. 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; 
Hail the incarnate Deity, 
Pleased as man with man to dwell; 
Jesus, our Emmanuel! Refrain 

Mild he lays his glory by, 
Born that man no more may die, 
Born to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to give them second birth. 
Risen with healing in his wings, 
Light and life to all he brings, 
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness! 
Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Refrain

Come, Desire of nations come,
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the Woman's conquering Seed,
Bruise in us the Serpent's head.
Adam's likeness now efface:
Stamp Thine image in its place;
Second Adam, from above,
Reinstate us in thy love. Refrain

Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace! 
Hail, the Son of Righteousness! 
Light and life to all He brings, 
Ris'n with healing in His wings. 
Mild He lays His glory by, 
Born that man no more may die, 
Born to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to give them second birth.

[Charles Wesley, 1739]

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas. 
Let your heart be light, 
From now on our troubles 
Will be out of sight. 
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay, 
From now on our troubles 
Will be miles away. 

Here we are as in olden days, 
Happy golden days of yore, 
Faithful friends who are dear to us 
Gather near to us once more. 

Through the years 
We all will be together 
If the Fates allow, 
Hang a shining star 
On the highest bough, 
And have yourself 
A merry little Christmas now 

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Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet the words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had roll'd along th' unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bow'd my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

'Til ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

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Here We Come A-Wassailing

Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green; 
Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen. 
Love and joy come to you, and to you our wassail, too. 
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year 
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year 

We are not daily beggars that beg from door to door; 
But we are neighbours' children whom you have seen before. Refrain 

We have a little purse made of ratching leather skin; 
We want a little sixpence to line it well within. Refrain 

God bless the master of this house, likewise the mistress, too; 
And all the little children that round the table go. Refrain

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Holly Jolly Christmas

Have a holly, jolly Christmas; 
It's the best time of the year 
I don't know if there'll be snow
but have a cup of cheer
Have a holly, jolly Christmas; 
And when you walk down the street 
Say Hello to friends you know 
and everyone you meet

Oh
ho
the mistletoe 
hung where you can see; 
Somebody waits for you; 
Kiss her once for me
Have a holly jolly Christmas
and in case you didn't hear
Oh by golly
have a holly
jolly Christmas this year

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Home For the Holidays

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze
For the holidays you can't beat home, sweet home

I met a man who lives in Tennessee
And he was headin' for
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie
From Pennsylvania folks are trav'lin' down
To Dixie's sunny shore
From Atlantic to Pacific, gee,
The traffic is terrific!

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
If you want to be happy in a million ways
For the holidays you can't beat home, sweet home

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Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Infant holy, infant lowly, 
For His bed a cattle stall; 
Oxen lowing, little knowing 
Christ, the babe, is Lord of all. 
Swift are winging, angels singing, 
Noels ringing, tidings bringing: 
Christ the babe is Lord of all. 

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping 
Vigil till the morning new 
Saw the glory, heard the story, 
Tidings of a gospel true. 
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, 
Praises voicing greet the morrow: 
Christ the babe was born for you.

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In Excelsis Gloria

When Christ was born of Mary free, 
In Bethlehem in that fair city, 
Angels sung e'er with mirth and glee, 
In excelsis gloria, 
In excelsis gloria, 
In excelsis gloria, 
In excelsis gloria. 

Herdmen beheld these angels bright- 
To them appeared with great light, 
And said, "God's son is born this night." Refrain 

This King is come to save His kind, 
In the Scripture as we find; 
Therefore this song we have in mind: Refrain 

Then, dear Lord, for Thy great grace, 
Grant us the bliss to see Thy face, 
Where we may sing to Thy solace: Refrain

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In The Bleak Mid-Winter

In the bleak mid-winter 
Frosty wind made moan, 
Earth stood hard as iron, 
Water like a stone; 
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, 
Snow on snow, 
In the bleak mid-winter, 
Long ago. 

Our God, heaven cannot hold Him 
Nor earth sustain: 
Heaven and earth shall flee away 
When He comes to reign: 
In the bleak mid-winter 
A stable place sufficed 
The Lord God almighty 
Jesus Christ 

Enough for Him, whom cherubim 
Worship night and day, 
A breastful of milk 
And a manger of hay: 
Enough for Him, whom angels 
Fall down before, 
The ox and ass and camel 
Which adore. 

What can I give Him, 
Poor as I am? 
If I were a shepherd 
I would bring a lamb; 
If I were a wise man 
I would do my part; 
Yet what I can I give him 
Give my heart, 
Give, give my heart.

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I'll be Home For Christmas

I'll be home for Christmas 
You can count on me 
Please have snow 
And mistletoe 
And presents 'neath the tree

Christmas eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas 
If only in my dreams

Christmas eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas 
If only in my dreams 
If only in my dreams

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus 
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn't see me creep 
down the stairs to have a peep; 
She thought that I was tucked 
up in my bedroom fast asleep
Then
I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus 
Underneath his beard so snowy white; 
Oh
what a laugh it would have been 
If Daddy had only seen 
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night 

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I Saw Three Ships

I saw three ships come sailing in, 
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day; 
I saw three ships come sailing in, 
On Christmas Day in the morning. 

And what was in those ships all three, 
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day; 
And what was in those ships all three, 
On Christmas Day in the morning. 

The Virgin Mary and Christ were there, 
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day; 
The Virgin Mary and Christ were there, 
On Christmas Day in the morning. 

Then let us all rejoice amen, 
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day; 
Then let us all rejoice amen, 
On Christmas Day in the morning.

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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

[Tune: Carol, 2nd Tune, R.S. Willis, 1850] 

It came upon the midnight clear, 
That glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earth 
To touch their harps of gold: 
"Peace on the earth, good will to men, 
From heaven's all-gracious King." 
The world in solemn stillness lay 
To hear the angels sing. 

Still through the cloven skies they come 
With peaceful wings unfurled, 
And still their heavenly music floats 
O'er all the weary world; 
Above its sad and lowly plains 
They bend on hovering wing, 
And ever o'er its Babel-sounds 
The blessed angels sing. 

Yet with the woes of sin and strife 
The world has suffered long; 
Beneath the heavenly strain have rolled 
Two thousand years of wrong; 
And man, at war with man, hears not 
The tidings which they bring; 
O hush the noise, ye men of strife, 
And hear the angels sing! 

O ye, beneath life's crushing load, 
Whose forms are bending low, 
Who toil along the climbing way 
With painful steps and slow, 
Look now! for glad and golden hours 
Come swiftly on the wing; 
O rest beside the weary road 
And hear the angels sing! 

For lo! the days are hastening on, 
By prophets seen of old, 
When with the ever-circling years 
Shall come the time foretold, 
When peace shall over all the earth 
Its ancient splendors fling, 
And the whole world give back the song 
Which now the angels sing. 

[E.H. Sears, 1846]

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Ev'rywhere you go; 
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again 
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, 
Toys in ev'ry store, 
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be 
On your own front door. 

A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots 
Is the wish of Barney and Ben; 
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk 
Is the hope of Janice and Jen; 
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again. 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Ev'rywhere you go; 
There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well, 
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow. 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas; 
Soon the bells will start, 
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing 
Right within your heart

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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer" 
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 
It's the hap -happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings 
When friends come to call 
It's the hap - happiest season of all 

There'll be parties for hosting 
Marshmallows for toasting 
And caroling out in the snow 
There'll be scary ghost stories 
And tales of the glories of 
Christmases long, long ago 

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 
There'll be much mistltoeing 
And hearts will be glowing 
When love ones are near 
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 

There'll be parties for hosting 
Marshmallows for toasting 
And caroling out in the snow 
There'll be scary ghost stories 
And tales of the glories of 
Christmases long, long ago 

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 
There'll be much mistltoeing 
And hearts will be glowing 
When love ones are near 
It's The Most Wonderful Time 
It's The Most Wonderful Time 
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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I Wonder As I Wander

I wonder as I wander out under the sky, 
How Jesus, the Saviour, did come for to die. 
For poor, ornery people like you and like I 
I wonder as I wander 
Out under the sky. 

When Mary birthed Jesus, 'twas in a cows' stall, 
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all. 
But high from God's heaven a star's light did fall, 
And the promise of ages 
It did then recall. 

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing: 
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing; 
Or all of God's angels in heaven to sing, 
He surely could have had it, 
'Cause He was the King! 

I wonder as I wander out under the sky, 
How Jesus, the Saviour, did come for to die. 
For poor, ornery people like you and like I 
I wonder as I wander 
Out under the sky.

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Jingle, Jingle, Jingle

Jingle, jingle, jingle
You will hear my sleigh bells ring
I am old Kris Kringle
I'm the King of Jingling

Jingle, jingle, reindeer
Through the frosty air they go
They are not just plain deer
They're the fastest deer I know (Ho! Ho!)

You must believe that on Christmas Eve
I won't pass you by
I'll dash away in my magic sleigh
Flying through the sky

Jingle, jingle, jingle
You will hear my sleigh bells ring
I am old Kris Kringle
I'm the King of Jingling (Ho! Ho!) For Thy mercy and Thy grace
Constant through another year
Hear our song of thankfulness
Father and Redeemer hear

Dark the future; let Thy light
Guide us, bright and morning star
Fierce our foes and hard the fight
Arm us Savior for the war

In our weakness and distress
Rock of strength be Thou our stay
In the pathless wilderness
Be our true and living way

Keep us faithful; keep us pure
Keep us evermore Thine own
Help, O help us to endure
Fit us for the promised crown

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Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow 
In a one-horse open sleigh 
Through the fields we go 
Laughing all the way. 
Bells on bob-tail ring 
Making spirits bright 
What fun it is to ride and sing 
A sleighing song tonight. 

chorus: Jingle bells, jingle bells 
Jingle all the way, 
Oh what fun it is to ride 
In a one-horse open sleigh, O
Jingle bells, jingle bells 
Jingle all the way, 
Oh what fun it is to ride 
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago 
I thought I'd take a ride 
And soon Miss Fanny Bright 
Was seated by my side; 
The horse was lean and lank 
Misfortune seemed his lot, 
We ran into a drifted bank 
And there we got upsot. 

A day or two ago 
The story I must tell 
I went out on the snow 
And on my back I fell; 
A gent was riding by 
In a one-horse open sleigh 
He laughed at me as 
I there sprawling laid 
But quickly drove away. 

Now the ground is white, 
Go it while you're young, 
Take the girls along 
And sing this sleighing song. 
Just bet a bob-tailed bay, 
Two-forty as his speed, 
Hitch him to an open sleigh 
and crack! You'll take the lead.

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Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock 
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring 
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun 
Now the jingle hop has begun 

Jingle bell
jingle bell
jingle bell rock 
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time 
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square 
In the frosty air

What a bright time
it's the right time 
To rock the night away 
Jingle bell time is a swell time 
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh 
Giddy-up jingle horse
pick up your feet 
Jingle around the clock 
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet 
That's the jingle bell

That's the jingle bell
That's the jingle bell rock

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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Jolly old Saint Nicholas,
Lean your ear this way!
Don't you tell a single soul
What I'm going to say;
Christmas Eve is coming soon;
Now, you dear old man,
Whisper what you'll bring to me;
Tell me if you can.
When the clock is striking twelve,
When I'm fast asleep,
Down the chimney broad and black,
With your pack you'll creep;
All the stockings you will find
Hanging in a row;
Mine will be the shortest one,
You'll be sure to know.

Johnny wants a pair of skates;
Susy wants a dolly;
Nellie wants a story book;
She thinks dolls are folly;
As for me, my little brain
Isn't very bright;
Choose for me, old Santa Claus,
What you think is right.

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Joy to the World

[Psalm 98, Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason, 1839] 

Joy to the world! the Lord is come; 
Let earth receive her King; 
Let every heart prepare Him room, 
and heaven and nature sing, 
and heaven and nature sing, 
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing. 

Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns; 
Let men their songs employ; 
while fields and floods, 
rocks, hills and plains 
Repeat the sounding joy, 
Repeat the sounding joy, 
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. 

No more let sins and sorrows grow, 
nor thorns infest the ground; 
He comes to make His blessing flow 
far as the curse is found, 
far as the curse is found, 
far as, far as the curse is found. 

He rules the world with truth and grace, 
and makes the nations prove 
the glories of His righteousness, 
and wonders of His love, 
and wonders of His love, 
and wonders, wonders of His love.

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Let It Snow

Oh the weather outside is frightful 
But the fire is so delightful 
And since we've no place to go 
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 

It doesn't show signs of stopping 
And I've bought some corn for popping 
The lights are turned way down low 
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 

When we finally kiss goodnight 
How I'll hate going out in the storm! 
But if you'll really hold me tight 
All the way home I'll be warm 

The fire is slowly dying 
And, my dear, we're still goodbying 
But as long as you love me so 
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 

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Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming 
From tender stem hath sprung! 
Of Jesse's lineage coming 
As men of old have sung. 
It came, a flow'ret bright, 
Amid the cold of winter, 
When half spent was the night. 

Isaiah 'twas foretold it, 
The Rose I have in mind, 
With Mary we behold it, 
The Virgin Mother kind. 
To show God's love aright 
She bore to men a Saviour, 
When half spent was the night. 

This flower, whose fragrance tender 
With sweetness fills the air, 
Dispels with glorious splendor 
The darkness everywhere. 
True man, yet very God, 
From sin and death He saves us 
And lightens every load.

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Mary's Boy Child

Mary's boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.
And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.

Long time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy Bible said,
Mary's boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today,
And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.
Mary's boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.

While shepherds watch their flocks by night,
they see a bright new shining star,
they hear a choir sing a song, the music seemed to come from afar.

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today,
And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.

Oh a moment still worth was a glow, all the bells rang out
there were tears of joy and laughter, people shouted
"let everyone know, there is hope for all to find peace".

Now Joseph and his wife, Mary, came to Bethlehem that night,
they found no place to bear her child, not a single room was in sight.

And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn,
and in a manger cold and dark, Mary's little boy was born.

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today,
And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.
Mary's boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.

Oh a moment still worth was a glow, all the bells rang out
there were tears of joy and laughter, people shouted
"let everyone know, there is hope for all to find peace".

Oh my Lord...

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No Crowded Eastern Street

No Crowded eastern street,
no sound of passing feet;
far to the left and far to right,
the prairie snows spread far and white;
yet still to us is born tonight
the child, the King of glory.

No rock-hewn place of peace
shared with the gentle beasts,
but sturdy farm house, stout and warm,
with stable, shed, and great red barn;
and still to us is born tonight
the child, the King of glory.

No blaze of heavenly fire
no bright celestial choir,
only the starlight as of old,
crossed by the plane's flash, red and gold;
yet stil to us is born tonight
the child, the King of glory.

No kings with gold and grain,
no stately camel train:
Yet in his presence all may stand
with loving heart and willing hand;
for still to us is born tonight
the child, the King of glory.

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Noel Nouvelet

Noel nouvelet, Noel chantons ici, 
Devotes gens, crions a Dieu merci! 
Chantons Noel pour le Roi nouvelet, Noel! 
Chantons Noel pour le Roi nouvelet, 
Noel nouvelet, Noel chantons ici! 

L'ange disait! pasteurs partez d'ici! 
En Bethleem trouverez l'angelet. Refrain 

En Bethleem, etant tous reunis, 
Trouverent l'enfant, Joseph, Marie aussi. Refrain 

Bientot, les Rois, par l'etoile eclaircis, 
A Bethleem vinrent un matinee. Refrain 

L'un partait l'or; l'autre l'encens bem; 
L'etable alors au Paradis semblait. Refrain 

Translated Version: 

Christmas comes anew, O let us sing Noel! 
Glory to God! Now let your praises swell! 
Sing we Noel for Christ, the newborn King, Noel! 
Sing we Noel for Christ, the newborn King. 
Christmas comes anew, O let us sing Noel! 

Angels did say, "O shepherds come and see, 
Born in Bethlehem, a blessed Lamb for thee." Refrain 

In the manger bed, the shepherds found the Child; 
Joseph was there, and Mother Mary mild. Refrain 

Soon came the kings from following the star, 
Bearing costly gifts from Eastern lands afar. Refrain 

Brought to Him gold and incense of great price, 
Then the stable bare resembled Paradise. Refrain

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Now The Bells Ring

Weary the travellers that carry the Babe
Long is the journey the wise men will make
While out through the darkness there shines a bright light
And into the morning the world will rejoice

Listen to the drummer boy, beating on the drum
Shepherds gather closer to wait for the dawn
And off in the distance the Child that is born
Is sleeping softly in the peace of the morn

Chorus:
Now the bells ring, now the bells ring
The goods news has come
The message is clear now
The world is reborn

Now hear the children singing His praise
All of the world will remember this day
While all through the ages,
This story has been told
And down through the pages the miracle unfolds

Chorus

Now hear the children, singing His praise
(Praise to the Child that is born)
All of the world will remember this day
(On this Christmas Day morn)
While all through the ages, this story has been told
And down through the pages the miracle unfolds

Chorus
Repeat Chorus

Now the bells ring, now the bells ring, (etc.)

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O Come, All Ye Faithful

[Tune: Adeste Fideles, English, 1751] 

O come, all ye faithful, 
Joyful and triumphant, 
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; 
Come and behold him, 
Born the King of angels; 
O come, let us adore him, 
O come, let us adore him, 
O Come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord. 

God of God, 
Light of Light, 
Lo! he abhors not the Virgin's womb: 
Very God, 
Begotten, not created; Refrain 

Sing, choirs of angels, 
Sing in exultation, 
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above; 
Glory to God 
In the highest; Refrain 

See how the shepherds, 
Summoned to his cradle, 
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze; 
We too will thither 
Bend our joyful footsteps; Refrain 

Child, for us sinners 
Poor and in the manger, 
We would embrace thee, with love and awe; 
Who would not live thee, 
Loving us so dearly? Refrain 

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, 
Born this happy morning; 
Jesus, to thee be glory given; 
Word of the Father, 
Now in flesh appearing; Refrain

[Latin, 18th cent.]

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O Come, Little Children

O come, little children, O come one and all, 
To Bethlehem haste, to the manger so small, 
God's son for a gift has been sent you this night 
To be your redeemer, your joy and delight. 

He's born in a stable for you and for me, 
Draw near by the bright gleaming starlight to see, 
In swaddling clothes lying so meek and so mild, 
And purer than angels the heavenly Child. 

See Mary and Joseph, with love beaming eyes, 
Are gazing upon the rude bed where He lies, 
The shepherds are kneeling, with hearts full of love 
While angels sing loud hallelujahs above. 

Kneel down and adore Him with shepherds today, 
Lift up little hands now and praise Him as they 
Rejoice that a Saviour from sin you can boast, 
And join in the song of the heavenly host.

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel, 
And ransom captive Israel, 
That mourns in lonely exile here 
Until the Son of God appear. 
Rejoice, rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might, 
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height, 
In ancient times didst give the law, 
In cloud, and majesty, and awe. Refrain 

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free 
Thine own from Satan's tyranny; 
From depths of hell Thy people save 
And give them victory o'er the grave. Refrain 

O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer 
Our spirits by Thine advent here; 
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, 
And death's dark shadows put to flight. Refrain 

O come, Thou Key of David, come, 
And open wide our heavenly home; 
Make safe the way that leads on high, 
And close the path to misery. Refrain 

O come, Thou Wisdom from on high, 
And order all things, far and nigh; 
To us the path of knowledge show, 
And cause us in her ways to go. Refrain 

O come, Desire of nations, bind 
In one the hearts of all mankind; 
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease, 
And be Thyself our King of peace. Refrain

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O Holy Night

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, 
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth. 
Long lay the world in sin and error pining. 
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. 
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, 
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. 
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! 
O night divine, the night when Christ was born; 
O night, O holy night, O night divine! 
O night, O holy night, O night divine! 

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, 
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. 
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming, 
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land. 
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger; 
In all our trials born to be our friends. 
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger, 
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend! 
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend! 

Truly He taught us to love one another, 
His law is love and His gospel is peace. 
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother. 
And in his name all oppression shall cease. 
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, 
With all our hearts we praise His holy name. 
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we, 
His power and glory ever more proclaim! 
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

[Tune: St. Louis, 2nd Tune, L.H. Redner, 1868] 

O little town of Bethlehem, 
How still we see thee lie! 
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep 
The silent stars go by; 
Yet in thy dark streets shineth 
The everlasting Light; 
The hopes and fears of all the years 
Are met in thee to-night. 

For Christ is born of Mary, 
And gathered all above, 
While mortals sleep, the angels keep 
Their watch of wondering love. 
O morning stars, together 
Proclaim the holy birth! 
And praises sing to God the King, 
And peace to men on earth. 

How silently, how silently, 
The wondrous gift is given! 
So God imparts to human hearts 
The blessings of his heaven. 
No ear may hear his coming, 
But in this world of sin, 
Where meek souls will receive him, still 
The dear Christ enters in. 

Where children pure and happy 
Pray to the blessed Child, 
Where misery cries out to thee, 
Son of the mother mild; 
Where charity stands watching 
And faith holds wide the door, 
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, 
And Christmas comes once more. 

O holy Child of Bethlehem! 
Descend to us, we pray; 
Cast out our sin and enter in, 
Be born in us to-day. 
We hear the Christmas angels 
The great glad tidings tell; 
O come to us, abide with us, 
Our Lord Emmanuel! 

[Phillips Brooks, 1867]

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Once in Royal David's City

Once in royal David's city 
Stood a lowly cattle-shed 
Where a mother laid her Baby 
In a manger for His bed; 
Mary was that mother mild, 
Jesus Christ her little child. 

He came down to earth from heaven, 
Who is God and Lord of all, 
And His shelter was a stable, 
And His cradle was a stall; 
With the poor, and mean, and lowly, 
Lived on earth our Saviour holy. 

Jesus is our childhood's pattern, 
Day by day like us He grew; 
He was little, weak, and helpless, 
Tears and smiles, like us, He knew; 
And He feeleth for our sadness, 
And He shareth in our gladness. 

And our eyes at last shall see Him, 
Through His own redeeming love. 
For that Child so dear and gentle 
Is our Lord in heav'n above; 
And He leads His children on 
To the place where He is gone.

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O Sanctissima

O sanctissima, O piissima, Dulcis Virgo Maria.
O sanctissima, O piissima, Dulcis Virgo Maria.
Mater amata, intemerata, Ora, ora pro nobis.

Tota pulchra es, O Maria, Et macula non est in te.
Tota pulchra es, O Maria, Et macula non est in te.
Mater amata, intemerata, Ora, ora pro nobis.

Sicut lilium inter spinas, Sic Maria inter filias.
Sicut lilium inter spinas, Sic Maria inter filias.
Mater amata, intemerata, Ora, ora pro nobis.

In miseria, in angustia, Ora, Virgo, pro nobis.
In miseria, in angustia, Ora, Virgo, pro nobis.
Mater amata, intemerata, Ora, ora pro nobis.

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Pretty Paper

Artist: Roy Orbison
Words and Music by Willie Nelson

(The pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue)

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write "I love you"
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

Crowded street, busy feet hustle by him
Downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh
There he sits all alone on the sidewalk
Hoping that you won't pass him by

Should you stop?, better not, much too busy
You're in a hurry, my how time does fly
In the distance the ringing of laughter
And in the midst of the laughter he cries

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write "I love you"
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

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Rudolf, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolf
play in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolf with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

You better watch out 
You better not cry 
Better not pout 
I'm telling you why 
Santa Claus is coming to town 

He's making a list
And checking it twice; 
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town 

He sees you when you're sleeping 
He knows when you're awake 
He knows if you've been bad or good 
So be good for goodness sake! 
O! You better watch out! 
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town 

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See Amid the Winter's Snow

See amid the winter's snow,
born for us on earth below,
see the tender Lamb appears,
promised from eternal years.
Hail, thou ever blessed morn;
hail, redemption's happy dawn;
sing through all Jerusalem.

Lo, within a manger lies
he who built the starry skies,
he who throned in height sublime
sits amid the cherubim.

Say, ye holy shepherds, say
what your joyful news today;
wherefore have ye left your sheep
on the lonely mountain steep?

'As we watched at dead of night,
lo, we saw a wondrous light;
angels singing 'Peace on earth'
told us of the Saviour's birth'.

Sacred infant, all divine,
what a mighty love was thine,
thus to come from highest bliss
down to such a world as this! 
Hail, thou ever blessed morn;
hail, redemption's happy dawn;
sing through all Jerusalem.

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See In Yonder Manger Low

See, amid the winter's snow, 
Born for us on earth below, 
See, the tender Lamb appears, 
Promised from eternal years. 

Hail, thou ever blessed morn; 
Hail, Redemption's happy dawn; 
Sing all through Jerusalem, 
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!" 

Lo! within a manger lies 
He who built the starry skies. 
He who, throned in height sublime, 
Sits amid the Cherubim. 

Say, ye holy shepherds, say: 
What your joyful news today? 
Wherefore have ye left your sheep 
On the lonely mountain steep? 

"As we watched at dead of night, 
Lo! we saw a wondrous light; 
Angels, singing 'Peace on earth', 
Told us of the Saviour's birth." 

Sacred Infant, all divine, 
What a tender love was thine 
Thus to come from highest bliss 
Down to such a world as this. 

Teach, O teach us, holy Child, 
By thy face so meek and mild, 
Teach us to resemble thee 
In thy sweet humility.

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Silent Night

[Tune: Holy Night, F. Grueber, 1818] 

Silent night, holy night, 
All is calm, all is bright 
Round yon virgin mother and child. 
Holy infant so tender and mild, 
Sleep in heavenly peace. 
Sleep in heavenly peace. 

Silent night, holy night, 
Shepherds quake at the sight, 
Glories stream from heaven afar, 
Heavely hosts sing alleluia; 
Christ the Saviour, is born! 
Christ the Saviour, is born! 

Silent night, holy night, 
Son of God, love's pure light 
Radiant beams from thy holy face, 
With the dwan of redeeming grace, 
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. 
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. 

[Joseph Mohr, 1818]

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Silver And Gold

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure it's worth? 
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On ev'ry Christmas tree

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Silver Bells

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks . 
Dressed in holiday style 
In the air 
There's a feeling 
of Christmas 
Children laughing 
People passing 
Meeting smile after smile 
And on ev'ry street corner you'll hear 

Silver bells, silver bells 
It's Christmas time in the city 
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing 
Soon it will be Christmas day 

Strings of street lights 
Even stop lights 
Blink a bright red and green 
As the shoppers rush 
home with their treasures 

Hear the snow crunch 
See the kids bunch 
This is Santa's big scene 
And above all this bustle 
You'll hear 
Silver bells, silver bells 
It's Christmas time in the city 
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing 
Soon it will be Christmas day 

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Sleigh Ride

Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing 
Ring ting tingle-ing too 
Come on, it's lovely weather 
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling 
And friends are calling "You Hoo" 
Come on, it's lovely weather 
For a sleigh ride together with you
Giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap let's go 
Let's look at the snow 
We're riding in a wonderland of snow 
Giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap it's grand 
Just holding your hand 
We're gliding along with the song 
Of a wintry fairy land
Our cheeks are nice and rosy 
And comfy cozy are we 
We're snuggled up together like two 
Birds of a feather would be 
Let's take the road before us 
And sing a chorus or two 
Come on, it's lovely weather 
For a sleigh ride together with you
There's a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray 
It'll be the perfect ending of a perfect day 
We'll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop 
At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop 
Pop! Pop! Pop! 
There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy 
When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie 
It'll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things 
We remember all through our lives 

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Snoopy's Christmas

The news had come out in the First World War 
The bloody Red Baron was flying once more

The Allied command ignored all of its men
And called on Snoopy to do it again.

Was the night before Christmas, 40 below
When Snoopy went up in search of his foe
He spied the Red Baron, fiercely they fought
With ice on his wings Snoopy knew he was caught.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ring out from the land
Asking peace of all the world
And good will to man

The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights
He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight
Why he didn't shoot, well, we'll never know
Or was it the bells from the village below.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ringing through the land
Bringing peace to all the world
And good will to man

The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine
And forced him to land behind the enemy lines
Snoopy was certain that this was the end
When the Baron cried out, "Merry Christmas, my friend"

The Baron then offered a holiday toast
And Snoopy, our hero, saluted his host
And then with a roar they were both on their way
Each knowing they'd meet on some other day.

Christmas bells those Christmas bells
Ringing through the land
Bringing peace to all the world
And good will to man

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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Sweet little Jesus Boy
They made You be born in a manguh (manger)
Sweet little Holy chil'
Didn't know who You wus (was)
Didn't know You'd come to save us Lawd
To take our sins away
Our eyes wus bline (was blind)
We couldn't see
We didn't know who You wus (was)
Long time ago You wus bawn (was born)
Bawn in a manguh (manger) low
Sweet little Jesus Boy
De worl' (the world) treat You mean, Lawd
Treat me mean too
But please, Suh, fuhgive (Sir, forgive) us Lawd
We didn't know 'twas You
Sweet little Jesus Boy
Bawn (born) long time ago
Sweet little Holy chil'
An' we didn't know who You wus (was)

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Tennessee Christmas

Come on, weather man, 
give us a forecast snowy white 
Can't you hear the prayers 
of every childlike heart tonight 
Rockies are calling, Denver snow falling 
Somebody said it's four feet deep 
But it doesn't matter, give me the laughter 
I'm gonna choose to keep. 

Another tender Tennessee Christmas 
The only Christmas for me 
Where the love circles around us 
Like the gifts around our tree 
Well, I know there's more snow up in Colorado 
Than my roof will ever see 
But a tender Tennessee Christmas 
is the only Christmas for me. 

Every now and then I get a wandering urge to see 
Maybe California, maybe Tinsel Town's for me 
There's a parade there, we'd have it made there 
Bring home a tan for New Year's Eve 
Sure sounds inviting, awfully exciting 
Still I think I'm gonna keep. 

Another tender Tennessee Christmas 
The only Christmas for me 
Where the love circles around us 
Like the gifts around our tree 
Well, they say in L.A. it's a warm holiday 
It's the only place to be 
But a tender Tennessee Christmas 
is the only Christmas for me. 

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The Chipmunk Song

Dave:all right you Chipmunks! Ready to sing your song?
-I'll say we are!
-Yeah!
-Let's sing it now!
Dave: Okay, Simon?
-Okay!
Dave: Okay, Theodore?
-Okay!
Dave: Okay, Alvin? Alvin? ALVIN!
-OKAY!!!)

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast
Want a plane that loops the loop
Me, I want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Dave: Okay fellas get ready.
That was very good, Simon.
-Naturally.
Dave: Very good Theodore.
-Ahhh.
Dave: Ah, Alvin, you were a little flat, watch it.
Dave: Ah, Alvin. Alvin. ALVIN!
-OKAY.)

Want a plane that loops the loop
I still want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Dave: Very good, boys
-Lets sing it again! Yeah, lets sing it again!
Dave: No, That's enough, lets not overdo it
-What do you mean overdo it?
-We want to sing it again!
Dave: Now wait a minute, boys
-Why can't we sing it again?
-[chipmunk chatter]
Dave: Alvin, cut that out..Theodore, just a minute. 
Simon will you cut that out? Boys...

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The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...)

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping on your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is going to spy 
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although its been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

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The Coventry Carol

Lullay, thou little tiny Child, 
By-bye lully, lullay. 
Lullay, thou little tiny Child, 
By-bye lully, lullay. 

O sisters too, how may we do 
For to preserve this day, 
This poor Youngling for whom we sing 
By-bye lully, lullay. 

Herod the King, in his raging, 
Charged he hath this day; 
His men of might, in his own sight, 
All children young, to slay. 

Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee, 
And ever mourn and say; 
For Thy parting nor say nor sing, 
By-bye lully, lullay.

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The First Noel

[Tune: The First Nowell, English Carol, pub. 1833] 

The first Nowell the angel did say 
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; 
In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep, 
on a cold winter's night that was so deep. 
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, 
Born is the King of Israel. 

They looked up and saw a star 
Shining in the east beyond them far, 
And to the earth it gave great light, 
And so it continued both day and night. Refrain 

And by the light of that same star 
Three wise men came from country far; 
To seek for a king was their intent, 
And to follow the star wherever it went. Refrain 

This star drew nigh to the northwest, 
O'er Bethlehem it took it rest, 
And there it did both stop and stay 
Right over the place where Jesus lay. Refrain 

Then entered in those wise men three 
Full reverently upon their knee, 
and offered there in his presence 
Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. Refrain 

Then let us all with one accord 
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord; 
That hath made heaven and earth of naught, 
And with his blood mankind hath bought. Refrain 

[Old English Carol]

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The Holly And The Ivy

The holly and the ivy, 
When they are both full grown, 
Of all trees that are in the wood, 
The holly bears the crown: 
O, the rising of the sun, 
And the running of the deer 
The playing of the merry organ, 
Sweet singing in the choir. 

The holly bears a blossom, 
As white as lily flow'r, 
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ, 
To be our dear Saviour: Refrain 

The holly bears a berry, 
As red as any blood, 
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ, 
To do poor sinners good: Refrain 

The holly bears a prickle, 
As sharp as any thorn, 
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ, 
On Christmas Day in the morn: Refrain 

The holly bears a bark, 
As bitter as the gall, 
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ, 
For to redeem us all: Refrain 

The holly and the ivy, 
When they are both full grown, 
Of all trees that are in the wood, 
The holly bears the crown: Refrain

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The Huron Carol

'Twas in the moon of winter-time 
When all the birds had fled, 
That mighty Gitchi Manitou 
Sent angel choirs instead; 
Before their light the stars grew dim, 
And wandering hunter heard the hymn: 
"Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born, 
In excelsis gloria." 

Within a lodge of broken bark 
The tender Babe was found, 
A ragged robe of rabbit skin 
Enwrapp'd His beauty round; 
But as the hunter braves drew nigh, 
The angel song rang loud and high... Refrain 

O children of the forest free, 
O sons of Manitou, 
The Holy Child of earth and heaven 
Is born today for you. 
Come kneel before the radiant Boy 
Who brings you beauty, peace and joy. Refrain

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The Grinch's Song

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel,
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch,
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!
You're a monster, Mr. Grinch,
Your heart's an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch,
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You have termites in your smile,
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch,
Given a choice between the two of you I'd take the seasick crocodile!
You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch, 
You're the king of sinful sots,
Your heart's a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch,
You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!
You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch,
With a nauseous super "naus"!,
You're a crooked dirty jockey and you drive a crooked hoss, Mr. Grinch,
Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful
assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up in tangled up knots!
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You're a nasty wasty skunk,
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk, Mr. Grinch,
The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote,
"Stink, stank, stunk"! 

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There's A New Kid In Town

Written by Curly Putnam, Don Cook, & Keith Whitley
Away in a manger no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head
The stars in the sky look down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

We're looking for the king, the new Messiah
We're following the star shining brighter.
"Old man, won't you help us if you can,"
He shook his head but he pointed his hand.

There's a new kid in town,
And he's lying in a manger down the road.
There's a new kid in town,
But he's just another baby I suppose,
Heaven knows,
There's a new kid in town,
Here in Bethlehem.

I see you've traveled far bearing treasure
You say these gifts are for the new King's pleasure
I've heard that a king might come
But up till now there hasn't been one.

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This Season Will Never Grow Old

Christmas is coming, I can tell by the smiles
I remember the snowflakes that fell from the sky
And covered the village that lay sleeping below
Thank goodness this season will never grow old

I look through my window well into the night
Watching and waiting and hoping I might
See one little reindeer fly through the snow
Thank goodness the season will never grow old

Christmas is coming, may joy fill your home
And the spirit be with you wherever you go

Trees with full branches were the first ones to go
I remember the children who came to the door
And sang out the carols we all used to know
Thank goodness this season will never grow old

All round the fire, the warmth of the flame
Tip-toeing softly trying not to awake
The ones who lay waiting for good things you know
Thank goodness this season will never grow old

Christmas is coming, may joy fill your home
And the spirit be with you wherever you go

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Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

Thou didst leave thy throne 
And thy kingly crown 
When thou camest to earth for me, 
But in Bethlehem's home 
Was there found no room 
For Thy holy nativity: 
O come to my heart Lord Jesus; 
There is room in my heart for thee! 

Heaven's arches rang 
When the angels sang 
Proclaiming Thy royal degree; 
But of lowly birth 
Cam'st Thou, Lord, on earth, 
And in great humility; 
O come to my heart Lord Jesus; 
There is room in my heart for thee! 

The foxes found rest 
And the bird its nest 
In the shade of the forest tree; 
But Thy couch was the sod, 
O Thou Son of God, 
In the deserts of Galilee: 
O come to my heart Lord Jesus; 
There is room in my heart for thee! 

Thou camest, O Lord, 
With the living word, 
That should set Thy people free; 
But, with mocking scorn, 
And with crown of thorn, 
They bore Thee to Calvary: 
O come to my heart Lord Jesus; 
Thy Cross is my only plea! 

When heaven's arches shall ring, 
And her choirs shall sing 
At Thy coming to victory, 
Let they voice call me home, 
Saying, 'Yet there is room- 
There is room at My side for thee!' 
And my heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus, 
When Thou camest and callest for me.

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Up On The Rooftop/Housetop

Up on the rooftop/housetop reindeer pause 
Out jumps good old Santa Clause 
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys 
All for the little ones 
Christmas joys 

Chorus 
Ho, ho, ho! 
Who wouldn't go! 
Ho, ho, ho! 
Who wouldn't go! 
Up on the rooftop/housetop 
Click, click, click 
Down thru the chimney with 
Good Saint Nick 

First comes the stocking 
Of little Nell 
Oh, dear Santa 
Fill it well 
Give her a dolly 
That laughs and cries 
One that will open 
And shut her eyes 

Repeat Chorus 

Next comes the stocking 
Of little Will 
Oh, just see what 
A glorious fill 
Here is a hammer 
And lots of tacks 
Also a ball 
And a whip that cracks 

Repeat Chorus 

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Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

(O Come, O Come Emmanuel)
Veni, veni, Emmanuel,
Captivum solve Israel.
Qui gemit in exilio, 
Privatus Dei filio.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel; 
Nascetur prote, Israel!

Veni, veni, O Oriens; 
Solare nos adveniens.
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque noctis tenebras.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel; 
Nascetur prote, Israel!

Veni, O Jesse Virgula; Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari; Educ, et antro barathri.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel; Nascetur prote, Israel

Veni, veni, Adonai, Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice; In majestate gloriae.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel; Nascetur prote, Israel

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We Three Kings of Orient Are

[John H. Hopkins, Jr., 1857] 

We three kings of Orient are 
bearing gifts we traverse afar. 
Field and fountain, moor and mountain, 
following yonder star. 

Chorus 
O star of wonder, star of night, 
star with royal beauty bright, 
westward leading, still proceeding, 
guide us to thy perfect Light. 

Born a king on Bethlehem's plain, 
Gold I bring to crown Him again, 
King forever, ceasing never 
over us all to reign. Chorus 

Frankincense to offer have I. 
Incense owns a Deity nigh. 
Prayer and praising all men raising, 
worship Him, God on high. Chorus 

Myrrh is mine: Its bitter perfume 
breaths a life of gathering gloom. 
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying, 
sealed in the stone-cold tomb. Chorus 

Glorious now behold Him arise, 
King and God and Sacrifice. 
Alleluia, alleluia! 
Sounds through the earth and skies. Chorus

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; 
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; 
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; 
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer. Refrain 

We won't go until we get some; 
We won't go until we get some; 
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here. Refrain 

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas; 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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What Child Is This?

[Tune: Greensleeves, English, before 1642] 

What child is this, who, laid to rest, 
On Mary's lap is sleeping? 
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, 
While shepherds watch are keeping? 
This, this is Christ the King, 
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: 
Haste, haste to bring him laud, 
The babe, the son of Mary. 

Why lies he in such mean estate 
Where ox and ass are feeding? 
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here 
The silent Word is pleading. 
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through, 
The Cross be borne for me, for you; 
Hail, hail, the Word made flesh, 
The Babe, the Son of Mary. 

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh, 
Come, peasant, king, to own him. 
the King of kings salvation brings, 
Let loving hearts enthrone him. 
Raise, raise the song on high, 
The Virgin sing her lullaby: 
Joy, joy, for Christ is born, 
The Babe, the Son of Mary. 

[W.C. Dix, c. 1865]

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While By My Sheep I Watched At Night

While by my sheep I watched at night, 
Glad tidings brought an angel bright: 
How great my joy, great my joy, 
Joy, joy joy, 
Joy, joy joy, 
Praise we the Lord in heav'n on high. 
Praise we the Lord in heav'n on high. 

There shall be born, so He did say, 
In Bethlehem a Child today: Refrain 

There shall He lie in manger mean, 
Who shall redeem the world from sin: Refrain 

This gift of God we'll cherish well, 
That ever joy my heart shall fill. Refrain 

Lord, evermore to me be nigh, 
Then shall my heart be filled with joy! Refrain

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While Shepherds Watched

While shepherds watched their flocks by night, 
All seated on the ground, 
The angel of the Lord came down, 
And glory shone around. 

"Fear not!" said he; (for mighty dread 
Had seized their troubled minds, 
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring, 
To you and all mankind. 

"To you, in David's town, this day 
Is born of David's line, 
The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord; 
And this shall be the sign: 

"The heavenly babe you there shall find 
To human view displayed, 
All meanly wrapped in swathingbands, 
And in a manger laid." 

Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith 
Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels, praising God, who thus 
Addresses their joyful song: 

"All glory be to God on high, 
And on the earth be peace: 
Good will henceforth from heaven to man, 
Begin and never cease!"

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White Christmas

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas 
Just like the ones I used to know 
Where the treetops glisten 
and children listen 
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas 
With every Christmas card I write 
May your days be merry and bright 
And may all your Christmases be white

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas 
With every Christmas card I write 
May your days be merry and bright 
And may all your Christmases be white 

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Who Is He In Yonder Stall

Who is He in yonder stall, 
At whose feet the shepherds fall? 
'Tis the Lord! oh wondrous story! 
'Tis the Lord! the King of glory! 
At His feet we humbly fall, 
Crown Him! crown Him, Lord of all! 

Who is He in deep distress, 
Fasting in the wilderness? Refrain 

Who is He to whom they bring, 
All the sick and sorrowing? Refrain

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Winter Wonderland

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

In the meadow we can build a snowman
and pretend that he's a circus clown 
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman
until the all the kids knock him down

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 

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With Bells On

I'll be home with bells on 
I'll be home with bells on 
Trim the trees and wrap the presents 
turn the Christmas music on 
This Christmas I'll be home with bells on 

I've traveled around this country crossed the waters deep and wide 
Made lots of friends and memories brought joy to others lives 
It's Christmas time again another year has come and gone 
And I can't keep from wonderin' how the old folks are at home 

I'll be home with bells on 
I'll be home with bells on 
Trim the tree and wrap the presents turn the Christmas music on 
This Christmas I'll be home with bells on 

When the snow is on the meadow and the sleigh bells jingle bright 
And the kids are singing jingle bells around the Christmas lights 
As daddy stokes the fire and mama puts the turkey on 
There ain't nothing going to slow me down this Christmas I'll be home 

I'll be home with bells on 
I'll be home with bells on 
Trim the tree and wrap the presents turn the Christmas music on 
This Christmas I'll be home with bells on