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Songs & Traditions Christmas Carols and holiday traditions 2013

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season from the Management and Staff at Extra Foods. HOLIDAY HOURS

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

Christmas tree According to legend there was a monk in the 7th century who traveled around Germany to teach the word of God. To represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit he used the triangular shape of a fir tree. Those who converted took to hanging the triangles around their homes as a symbol of Christianity. The first decorated tree is said to have been by Martin Luther with candles in Riga, Latvia in 1510; to show his children how the stars twinkle at night.

Santa Claus The original Santa Claus was born in Turkey during the 4th century, and was known as St. Nicholas. He devoted his life to Christianity, but was imprisoned by Romans. When Constantine became emperor he released him. The legend of St. Nicholas began in the 16th century when Dutch children placed their wooden shoes out, hoping “Sint Nikolass” would fill them with treats. The name “Sint Nikolass” was later shortened to “Sinterklaas”, and then to Santa Claus in English.

Merry Christmas

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Songs & Traditions

Here Comes Santa Claus Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, Right down Santa Claus Lane, Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer Pullin’ on the reins. Bells are ringin’, children singin’, 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’ll come around when chimes ring out, It’s Christmas time 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 reindeer Pullin’ on the reins. Bells are ringin’, children singin’, All is merry and bright, So jump in bed, and cover your head, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. 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, So let’s give thanks to the Lord above ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

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Songs & Traditions

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay [repeat] 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, sweet bells they ring, they ring out the news today, that Christ was born, was born on Christmas day, Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me for ever and love me, I pray to Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care And take us to Heaven to live with Thee there to live with thee there, sweet bells they ring, they ring out the news today, that Christ was born, was born on Christmas Day, that Christ was born, was born on Christmas day.

Silent Night

Silent night! Holy night All is calm, all is bright Round young 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 Savior is born! Christ the Savior 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!

Come All Ye Faithful O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, Come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem. Come and behold Him, born the King of angels; Refrain O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal, Lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb; Son of the Father, begotten, Not created; Refrain Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation; Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! Glory to God, all glory 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 love 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

What Child is This

What child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary’s lap lay 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. So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh, Come, peasant, king, to own him. The King of kings salvation brings, Let loving hearts enthrone him.

Wishing you & yours a very

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And many magical moments to you and yours this holiday season. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season from the staff at Cross Circuit 250-865-7638 418B Boivin Road Elkford

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

Songs & Traditions

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 laugh 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 Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh

Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh yeah 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 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 got into a drifted bank And then we got upsot Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way

Happy Holidays from the Sparwood Futures Society

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