UU Christmas Carol List  (PDF to download)

 

1. 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 sing
Soon it will be Christmas day

 

2. I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
I’ll be home for Christmas;
You can plan on me.
Please have snow and mis-tle-toe
And presents under the tree.
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams.
I’ll be home for Christmas,
If only in my dreams.
(Repeat both verses.)

 

3. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
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 all the reindeer loved him
And they shouted out with glee,
“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
You’ll go down in history.”

 

4. WALKING IN A 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
To sing a love song
While we stroll along
Walking in a winter wonderland.
In the meadow we can build a snowman
We’ll pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say are you ready?
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
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland.

 

5. 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 Alleluia
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

 

6. THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to
me: A partridge in a pear tree.
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent
to me: two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear
tree.
On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to
me: three French hens, two turtle doves and a
partridge in a pear tree.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to
me: four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle
doves and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to
me: Five Golden Rings–
four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle
doves and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to
me: six geese a-laying, Five Golden Rings–four
calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves
and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent
to me: seven swans a swimming, six geese a-laying,
Five Golden Rings—four calling birds, three French
hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear
tree.
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to

me: eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-
swimming, six geese a-laying, Five Golden Rings—

four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle
doves and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to
me: nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking,
seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, Five
Golden Rings—four calling birds, three French
hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear
tree.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to
me: ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight
maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six
geese a-laying, Five golden Rings—four calling
birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a
partridge in a pear tree.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent
to me: eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping,
nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven
swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, Five Golden
Rings—four calling birds, three French hens, two
turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent
to me: twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers
piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing,
eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six
geese a-laying, Five Golden Rings—four calling
birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a
partridge in a pear tree.

 

7. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
You better watch out, you better not cry
You 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
You better not pout I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

 

8. JINGLE BELLS
Dashing through the snow
On a one horse open sleigh,
O’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bob tail tail ring,
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight.

CHORUS:
O, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Have yourself
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 got into a drifted bank,
And then we got upsot.
REPEAT CHORUS

 

9. 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 Fa la la la la la
Troll 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 Fa la la la la la
While I tell of Yuletide treasure
Fa la la la la la la la la

 

10.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 Yuletide gay
From now on our troubles will be miles away
Once again, 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.