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theTHE first day of Christmas, “OnTO JOY WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGEbrate 3 well into the new year. Commy true love gave to me, a parmemorating the 12 days of ChristLITTLE 3 can include small festivities in aDRUMMER pear tree.” BOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGEmas tridge The familiar lyrics of this tune are SING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGEfrom HARK, THE HEARALD ANGEL 5 December 25 to January 5. sung as partTHE of Christmas caroling FROSTY SNOWMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGEOn 6 Twelfth Night, historically and holiday celebrations, reaching known for parties, modern-day THE REDNOSE REINDEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGEfanfare 6 aRUDOLPH crescendo each time singers belt can mark the culmination out “five golden The song WHAT CHILDrings.” IS THIS . . . is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGEof7the Christmas season — with an English Christmas carol that the last of gift-giving occurring on THE FIRST NOEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 9 was written in 1720. While it referthe Epiphany. LET IT SNOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 10 ences plenty of gift-giving, it’s easy Gifting, hosting friends and assumeIN theTHE songMANGER is about giving toAWAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGEfamily, 10 attending religious services, Christmas gifts. However, the 12 participating in charitable events, O’CHRISTMAS TREE . . . . . . . .on. .December . . . . . . 25 . .and . . .extends . . . . .until .PAGE 11 days in the song actually refer to or opening one’s home to neighSANTA IS COMING TO the TOWN . .of. .January . . . . .5th, . . the . . .PAGE 13 and those who can use some evening day bors birth ofCLAUS Jesus Christ. the days ST of Christmas, also. . . .before The 12OLD are all ways to JOLLY NICHOLAS . . . .the . .Epiphany, . . . . . . known . . . . . as . .PAGEcompanionship 13 Night. Each day correTwelfth known as the Twelvetide, refers to make the 12 days of Christmas SILENT . . . . that . . . . . . .sponds . . . . to . .a.remembrance . . . . . . . . .of. differ. .PAGEmore 14 special. the festive NIGHT Christian .season DECK THE HALLS of . .Jesus. . . . In . . . . .ent . .religious . . . . . events . . . . .or. people. . . . . . .PAGE 14 celebrates the Nativity fact, the start of these JINGLE BELLS . . .days . . .occurs . . . . . . . . Christmas . . . . . . .celebrants . . . . . . .can . .cele. .PAGE 15

JOY TO THE WORLD Joy to the world! The Lord is 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 earth! 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 blessing 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.

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, rum pum pum pum, So, to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum, When we come. Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum, That's fit to give the King, 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 play me 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. 2013 HOLIDAY SONGBOOK 3

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SILENT NIGHT

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Deck the halls withwith bought of of holly, the halls bought holly, Deck la la la la la, la la la la. Fa Fa la la la la la, la la la la. the season tojolly, by jolly, Tis theTis season to by Fa la la la la la, la la la la. Fa la laDon la la la our la lagay la.apparel, wela, now Don we our gayla apparel, la la, la la la, la la. Fanow Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la, la la la, la la la. Fa la la la la la, la la la la. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, See the blazing Yule before us, Fa la laFalalalalala, lala, la lalalala.la la. la la See theStrike blazing Yuleand before the harp join us, the la,la la la. la la la. Fa la la. Fa la la la lala,lalala la Follow me in merry Strike the harp and joinmeasure, the Fa la la, la la la, la la la. . Fa la la la la la, la la la la. While I tell of Yuletide treasure, FollowFame inlamerry la la la la, lameasure, la la la. Fa la la,Fast la away la la,the la la oldla.year passes, la laoflaYuletide la la, la la treasure, la la. While Fa I tell Fa la laHail la lathela,new, la layelalads la.and lasses, Fa la la, la la la, la la la. Fast away old year Singthe we joyous, all passes, together, Fa la laFalalalalala, la la la la. la la la, la la la la. Heedless of lads the wind weather, Hail the new, ye andand lasses, Fa la la la la la, la la la la. Fa la la, la la la, la la la. Sing we joyous, all together, Fa la la la la la, la la la la. Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa la la la la la, la la la la.

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THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS CAROLING The festive nature of the holiday season makes it an ideal time to sing, especially in groups. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that caroling, a tradition that dates back many centuries, ultimately collided with Christmas. Caroling and Christmas caroling are two different things. According to History.org, the origins of modern Christmas caroling can be traced to wassailing, a term that has evolved for more than a millenium. What started as a simple greeting gradually became part of a toast made during ritualized drinking. Time magazine notes that the word “wassail,” which appeared in English literature as early as the eighth century, eventually came to mean the wishing of good fortune on one’s neighbors, though no one can say for certain when this particular development

occurred. During medieval times, farmers in certain parts of Britain would drink a beverage to toast the health of their crops and encourage the fertility of their animals. By 1600, farmers in some parts of

good fortune on their neighbors. During this period, wassailing had nothing to do with Christmas, but that began to change in Victorian England, when Christmas became more commercialized and popular. It was during this time when publishers began circulating carols, forever linking the tradition of wassailing with Christmas. Christmas caroling as Victorian Englanders knew it might have fallen by the wayside. But while carolers may no longer go door-to-door singing Christmas songs and wishing Britain were still engaging in their neighbors good fortune, this ritual, and some were by those intent on seeing the now taking a wassail bowl filled modern manifestation of this with a toasting beverage tradition that dates back more around the streets. These wasthan a millenium may be able sailers would stop by neighbor- to find some carolers at their ing homes and offer a warm local mall or church. drink, all the while wishing

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Coloring the Holidays!

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. O 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, 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 snowman had to hurry on his way, but he waved goodbye saying "Don't you cry, I'll be back again someday". Thumpetty thump thump, thumpety thump thump. Look at Frosty go. Thumpetty thump thump, thumpety thump thump, over the hills of snow

RU D O L P H T H E R E D N OS E D R E I N D E E R You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blitzen., But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose, and if you ever saw it, you could 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."


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2019 Holiday Songbook (Leavenworth Times)  

Leavenworth Times annual holiday songbook containing music and lyrics for the old holiday carols and also has some trivia about classic holi...

2019 Holiday Songbook (Leavenworth Times)  

Leavenworth Times annual holiday songbook containing music and lyrics for the old holiday carols and also has some trivia about classic holi...