Words for Holiday Songs


It is December already.  Where did all the time go?  It has been a great year and I hope that your year was good also.  One of the best parts of the holidays is singing all those holiday songs.  Wouldn’t it be more fun if you knew all the words?  Feel free to add some more.   Click on the links to hear the songs.  Here is a list of favorites:

Away in A Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a 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 you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,

And stay by my side until 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.

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 Yuletide carol,

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, ye 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 .

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 sea

With a voice as big as 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.

The Dreydl Song

I HAD A LITTLE DREYDL, I MADE IT OUT OF CLAY

AND WHEN IT’S DRY AND READY

O DREYDL I SHALL PLAY

OH DREYDL, DREYDL, DREYDL

I MADE IT OUT OF CLAY

AND WHEN IT’S DRY AND READY

OH, DREYDL I SHALL PLAY

It has a lovely body

With one leg short and thin

And when it gets all tired

It drops and then I win

Oh dreydl, dreydl, dreydl

I made it out of clay

And when its dry and ready

Oh dreydl I shall play

My dreydl’s always playful

It loves to dance and spin

Oh happy game of dreydl

Come play now let’s begin

Oh Dreydl, dreydl, dreydl………………

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

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”

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.

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

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.

But with the woes of sin and strife

the world has suffered long;

beneath the angel strain have rolled

two thousands years of wrong;

and man, at war with man, hears not

the love song which they bring;

O hush the noise, ye men of strife,

and hear the angels sing.

For, lo! the days are hastening on,

by prophet bards foretold,

when with the ever-circling years,

comes round the age of gold,

when peace shall over all the earth

its ancient splendours fling,

and the whole world give back the song

which now the angels sing.

Jingle Bells 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

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.

 

Let There Be Peace On Earth

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me

Let there be peace on earth

The peace that was meant to be

With God as our Father

Brothers all are we

Let me walk with my brother

In perfect harmony

Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now

With every step I take

Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live

each moment in peace eternally

Let there be peace on earth

and let it begin with me.

The Little 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

So to honor Him

Pa rum pum pum pum

When we come

Little baby

Pa rum pum pum pum

When we come

Little baby

Pa rum pum pum  pum

I am a poor baby too

Pa rum pum pum pum

I have no gift to bring

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 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

Little Town of Bethlehem

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we wee thee lie

Above they deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by

Yet in the dark streets shineth, the everlasting light

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above

While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love

Oh 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 wondrouse 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.

Oh holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray

Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today

We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell

O come to us, abide with us, our lord Emanuel.

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

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!

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 every street corner

you’ll 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 this bustle

you’ll hear

Silver bells, silver bells

It’s Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, hear them ring

Soon it will be Christmas day.

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!

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

 

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 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

Season’s Greetings to You All!  Have a healthy, happy New Year!

Happy Holidays

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