Fireside Christmas

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ANGELS WE HAVE 

HEARD ON HIGH

Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing oe’r 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?

What the gladsome 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

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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

This, this is Christ the King

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

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

This, this is Christ the King

The babe, the Son of Mary

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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 tree

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

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HARK THE HERALD

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the newborn King

Peace on earth and mercy mild

God and sinners reconcile

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 newborn 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 incarnate deity

Pleased as man with us to dwell

Jesus our Emmanuel

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the newborn King

Hail the heaven born Prince of Peace

Hail the Son of righteousness

Light and life to all He brings

Risen 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

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   I’LL BE HOME

HAVE YOURSELF

      A MERRY

             LITTLE CHRISTMAS

I’ll be home for Christmas

You can plan on me

Please have snow and mistletoe

And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me

Where the love light gleams

I’ll be home for Christmas

If only in my dream

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be lite

From now on your troubles

Will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Make the Yuletide gay

From now on your 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 His grace allows

Hang a shining star upon the highest bow

And have yourself

A merry little Christmas now

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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

Pray, wither sailed those ships all three

On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day

Pray, wither sailed those ships all three

On Christmas Day in the morning

O they sailed into Bethlehem

On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day

O they sailed into Bethlehem

On Christmas Day in the morning

And all the bells on earth shall ring

On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day

And all the bells on earth shall ring

On Christmas Day in the morning

And all the souls on earth shall sing

On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day

And all the souls on earth shall sing

On Christmas Day in the morning

Then let us all rejoice again

On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day

Then let us all rejoice again

On Christmas Day in the morning

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

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LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

Come they told me pa rum pa pum pum

A newborn King to see pa rum pa pum pum

Our finest gifts we bring pa rum pa pum pum

To lay before the King pa rum pa pum pum

Rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum

So to honor Him, pa rum pa pum pum

Me and my drum

Little baby, pa rum pa pum pum

I am a poor boy too,  pa rum pa pum pum

I have no gifts to bring, pa rum pa pum pum

That’s fit to give our King,  pa rum pa pum pum

Rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum

Shall I play for you?  pa rum pa pum pum

On my drum

Mary nodded, pa rum pa pum pum

The ox and lamb kept tied, pa rum pa pum pum

I played my drum for Him,  pa rum pa pum pum

I played my best for Him, pa rum pa pum pum

Rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pa pum pum

Me and my drum

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JINGLE BELL ROCK

FELIZ NAVIDAD

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell swing and jingle bell ring

Snowin and blowin up bushels of fun

Now the jingle rock has begun

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell chime in jingle bell time

Dancin and prancin 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 ridin in a one horse sleigh

Giddy yap jingle horse pick up your feet

Jingle around the clock

Mix and mingle in a jingleing beat

That’s the jingle bell rock

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

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JINGLE BELLS

SLEIGH RIDE

We’re dashing through the snow

On a one-horse open sleigh

Oe’r the hills we go

Laughing all the way

Bells on bob-tail ring

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing

On a sleighing song tonight    OH

Jingle Bells, Jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh what fun it is to ride

On a one-horse open sleigh     repeat

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Just Hear those sleigh bells jingleing

Ring-ting-tingleing too

Come on it’s lovely weather 

For a sleigh ride together with you

Outside the snow is falling

And friends are calling “Yoo Hoo”

Come on it’s lovely weather

For a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap let’s go

Just 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 a song

Of a wintery fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy

And comfy cozy are we

We’ll snuggle up together

Like two birds of a feather would be

Let’s take that 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 off Farmer Gray

It’ll be the perfect ending

To a perfect day

We’ll be singing the songs we love to sing

Without a single stop

At the fireplace while we watch the chestnut pop

POP POP POP!

There’s a happy feeling

Nothing in the world can buy

While they pass around the coffee

And the pumpkin pie

It’ll nearly be like a picture print

Of  Currier & Ives

These wonderful things are the things

We remember all through our lives

Our cheeks are nice and rosy

And comfy cozy are we

We’ll snuggle up together

Like two birds of a feather would be

Let’s take that road before us

And sing a chorus or two

Come on it’s lovely weather

For a sleigh ride together with you

Come on it’s lovely weather

For a sleigh ride together with you

Come on it’s lovely weather

For a sleigh ride together with you     rpt

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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

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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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 rad apparel

Fa la la la la la la la la

Toll the ancient yuletide 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 yuletide 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 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

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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

O sing all ye citizens

O 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

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O HOLY NIGHT

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining

It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees, o hear the angel voices

O night divine, o night when Christ was born

O night divine, o night, o night divine

Truly He taught us to love one another

His law is love and His gospel is peace

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother

And in His name all oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we

Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord, o praise His name forever

His power and glory evermore proclaim

His power and glory evermore proclaim

Fall on your knees, o hear the angel voices

O night divine, o night when Christ was born

O night divine, o night, o night divine

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O LITTLE TOWN 

OF BETHLEHEM

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 tonight

For Christ was born of Mary

And gathered all above  

While mortals sleep, the angels keep

Their watch of wondring 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

O 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 in us

Our Lord Emmanuel

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RING CHRISTMAS BELLS

Ring Christmas bells, merrily ring

Tell all the world Jesus is King

Loudly proclaim with one accord

The happy tale, welcome the Lord

Ring Christmas bells sound far and near

The birthday of Jesus is here

Herald the news to old and young

Tell it to all in every tongue

Ring Christmas bells, toll loud and long

Your message sweet heal and prolong

Come all you people join in the singing

Repeat the story told by the ringing

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

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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

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

Silent night, holy night

Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah

Christ the Savior is born

Christ the Savior is born

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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 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 streetlights, 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

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THE FIRST NOEL

The first noel the angels did say

Was to certain poor shepherds

In fields where 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 afar

And to the earth it gave great light

And so they continued both day and night

Noel, noel, noel, noel

Born is the King of Israel

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TWELVE DAYS 

OF CHRISTMAS

On the first day of Christmas

My true love gave to me

A partridge in a pear tree

2nd     Two turtle doves

3rd Three French hens

4th Four calling birds

5th Five golden rings

6th Six geese a-laying

7th Seven swans a-swimming

8th Eight maids a-milking

9th Nine ladies dancing

10th Ten lords a-leaping

11th Eleven pipers piping

12th Twelve drummers drumming

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WHITE CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS SONG

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 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

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Jack Frost nipping at 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 gonna 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 it’s been said

Many times many ways

Merry Christmas to you

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LET IT SNOW

WINTER WONDERLAND

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 brought some corn for popping

The lights are turned way down low

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening

In the lane, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight

Walkin in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird

Here to stay is the new bird

He sings a love song as we go along

Walkin 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 sun melts him to the ground

Later on we’ll conspire

As we dream by the fire

To face unafraid the face in the mirror

Walkin in a winter wonderland

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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 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

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel

Shall come to thee O Israel

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

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel

Shall come to thee O Israel

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GO TELL IT ON 

THE MOUNTAINS

When I was a seeker

I sought both night and day

I sought the Lord to help me

And He showed me the way

Go tell it on the mountains

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountains

That Jesus Christ is Lord

He made me a watchman 

Upon the city Wall

And if I am a Christian

I am the least of all

Go tell it on the mountains

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountains

That Jesus Christ is Lord

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WE THREE KINGS

We three kings of orient are

Bearing gifts we traverse afar

Field and fountain, moor and mountain

Following yonder star    Oh

Star of wonder, star of might

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     Oh

Star of wonder, star of might

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, all men raising

Worship Him God Most High    Oh

Star of wonder, star of might

Star with royal beauty bright

Westward leading, still proceeding

Guide us to thy perfect Light