Holiday Lyrics

Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly swinging o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Gloria In Excelsis Deo

Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

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 newborn King

Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Gloria In Excelsis Deo

Bb/D

Away in a Manger

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 poor Baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus,
no crying He makes
I love You, Lord Jesus!
Look down from the night sky
And stay by my bed-side
till morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus;
I ask You to stay
Close by me forever,
and love me I pray
Bless all the dear children
in Your tender care
And take us to Heaven
to live with You there

D/A

Deck the Halls

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

See the blazing Yule before us
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Follow me in merry measure
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
While I tell of Yule-tide treasure
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Fast away the old year passes
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Hail the new year, lads and lasses
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Sing we joyous, all together
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Bb/F

The First Noel

The first Noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay:
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
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
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

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
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Bb/D

==== Additional Verses ====

This star drew nigh to the northwest
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both stop and stay
Right o’er the place where Jesus lay
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those Wise men three
Fell reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the kind of Israel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind has bought
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Bb/D

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

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
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

Frosty the Snowman had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying don’t you cry
I’ll be back again some day

Thumpety thump thump Thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpety thump thump Thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

G/D

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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

Christ by highest Heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! the herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!”

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
Hark! the herald angels sing:
“Glory to the newborn King!”

D/A

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Have a holly, jolly Christmas
It’s the best time of the year
Now 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
Is 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

Oh-ho, the mistletoe
Is 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

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 upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Copyright 1943 Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeers
Pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing,
Children singing,
All is merry and bright
So hang your stockings
And say your prayers,
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane
He’s got a bag that’s
Filled with toys for
Boys and girls again
Hear those sleigh bells
jingle jangle,
oh what a beautiful sight
So jump in bed
and cover your head,
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane
He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor,
he loves you just the same
Santa Claus knows we’re
all God’s children,
that makes everything right
So fill your hearts with
Christmas cheer,
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane
He’ll come around
when chimes ring out that
it’s Christmas morn’ again
Peace on Earth will come to all
if we just follow the light
So let’s give thanks to the lord above,
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane
Vixen and Blitzen
and all his reindeers
pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing,
children singing,
all is merry and bright
Hang your stockings
and say your prayers,
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight

C/G

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It came upon a 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

D/A

Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob-tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight – Oh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey!
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 then we got upsot. Oh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

C/G

Jolly Old St Nicholas

Jolly old St. 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
Suzie wants a sled
Nellie wants a picture book
Yellow, blue and red
Now I think I’ll leave to you
What to give the rest
Choose for me, dear Santa Claus
You will know what’s best

Jolly old St. 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

Eb/G

Joy to the World

Joy to the world, the Lord has 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 world, 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 blessings 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

A/A

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 brought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

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

The fire is slowly dying
And my dear we’re still good-byeing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

C/G

O Come All Ye Faithful

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.

Sing, choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above:
“Glory to God,
All glory in the highest!”

O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

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

O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

C/C

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
And we’ll do some caro-ling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, “Let’s be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Ev’ryone dancing merrily
In the new old-fashioned way

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You know Dasher and Dancer
and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and
Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall
the most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
“Rudolph, with your nose so bright
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You’ll go down in history
You’ll go down in history

G/E (Rudolph starts on D)

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 comin’ to town.

He’s making a list
And checking it twice,
Gonna find out
Who’s naughty and nice.
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

He sees you when you’re sleepin’,
He knows when you’re awake,
he knows if you’ve been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake.

You better watch out,
You better not cry,
Better not pout,
I’m telling you why:
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

With little tin horns
And little toy drums
with root-ti-toot-toots
And rummy-tum-tums
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

And curley-haired dolls
That cuddle and coo
Elephants, boats
And kiddy-cars too
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

The boys and girls in town
Will have a jubilee
They’re going to build a toy land
All around the Christmas tree

So, You better watch out,
You better not cry,
Better not pout,
I’m telling you why:
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

Silent Night

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
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
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 dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus lord at thy birth!
Jesus lord at thy birth!

F#/C#

Silver Bells

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas-time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas Day

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 every street corner you hear…

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas-time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
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 the bustle you hear…

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas-time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas Day

F/A

We Three Kings

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

O star of wonder, star of light,
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.

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

Frankincense to offer have I;
incense owns a Deity nigh;
prayer and praising, voices raising,
worshiping God on high. [Refrain]

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

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
breathes a life of gathering gloom;
sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain]

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

Glorious now behold him arise;
King and God and sacrifice:
Alleluia, Alleluia,
sounds through the earth and skies.

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

Bbm/F

What Child Is This?

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 lamb are feeding
The end of fear for all who hear
The silent Word is speaking
This, this is Christ the king
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud
The babe, the son of Mary

So bring him incense, gold and myrrh
Come peasant king to love him;
The king of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone him
This, this is Christ the king
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him praise
The babe, the son of Mary

Bm/B

White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear the 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

A/C#

Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight
Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Gone away is the blue bird
Here to stay is a new bird
He’s singing our 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 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 Mr. Snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down

When it snows, ain’t it thrillin’
Though your nose gets a chillin’
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
Walking in a Winter Wonderland (x3)

A/E

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