Festival of Trees
2018 Program & Christmas Song Book November 23 - December 2 at the PRINCE GEORGE CIVIC CENTRE Sponsored by
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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Where did the years’ go? I think we ponder this question often through life. How did time go so quickly? - as we see our children grow up, ourselves age, and as technology advances. I guess we can question it or embrace it. Time has been kind to us at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. We’ve grown to be a respected charity and anchored our events locally that the community has come to know and love. Our most significant event, the Festival of Trees is an icon and one that without a doubt has contributed greatly to better health outcomes in the north for 25 years!! We are so grateful for this and as we move into our 25th Anniversary, we invite you to be part of the celebration!!!. As we celebrate this year, I can’t help but think of the kindness of our donors and sponsors as they continue to give generously to make a difference for patients right here at home in the north -- where we live, work and play. An event of this magnitude could never have endured this amount of time and sustained the success we have seen without annually receiving the support we do. We therefore with pleasure present yet another year that will bring magic to the season -- ten days of excitement, sparkle, and a winter wonderland that has been carefully built with love and attention by our many amazing committee volunteers and a brighter future and better health outcomes to the region. Without the talent, expertise, passion and dedication we certainly would not be able to showcase the many individuals and corporate sponsors who make our community worth celebrating all year round. It is sincerely my privilege to extend to you an invitation to be a part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration and encourage you to be part of the magic. - Judy Neiser, CEO, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
– Winston Churchill
The Ghost of Christmas-Yet-To-Come is the ghost that turns Scrooge around. In the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, Scrooge isn’t too bothered by the ghosts of Christmas Past and Christmas Present. But when the Ghost of Christmas Future shows up, and Scrooge sees his legacy, it whips him right into shape. He transforms from a cruel, moneygrubbing tyrant into a kind, generous soul, all because he sees how he will be remembered. Christmas is a time not only for holiday traditions and good cheer, it’s also a time to look ahead, to take our own measure about how our friends and family will celebrate Christmas without us. That shouldn’t be seen as a sad thought best avoided but as an opportunity to keep the spirit of Christmas alive, even after we’re gone. At the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, bequests from individuals across the region allows their generosity to endure. What a warm and proud feeling for a family at Christmas time to know their loved one’s thoughtfulness helped buy some of the expensive, state-of-the-art equipment that doctors, specialists, nurses and all healthcare professionals alike need to save lives. The best part is, with some planning, we can enjoy those feelings while we’re still alive. And that’s why we come to the Festival of Trees every year. Our Christmas Present (both as a moment in time and as a gift to ourselves) is about the miracle of giving and how it can transform lives. The hard work of tireless volunteers and the philanthropy of individuals and businesses makes our community and this time of the year very special. Thank you for including us in your holiday celebrations and thank you for supporting the foundation. Merry Christmas! - Colleen Sparrow, Publisher, Prince George Citizen Past Board Chair, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
Festival of Trees
November 23 - December 2
“Making a difference for patients right here at home in the North, where we live, work, and play.” Tickets available at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Office (in the UHNBC Atrium). Select tickets available online (tickets.centralinteriortickets.com). For more information, call 250-565-2515 or visit www.festivaloftreespg.ca events: Friday, November 23
Wednesday, November 28
25th Anniversary/Sponsorship Appreciation Evening presented by .RBC Wealth Management (Invitation only)
Chamber Lunch 11:30am-1:30pm ($40/$50 at Chamber)
saturday, November 24
Scotiabank Senior’s Tea 1:00pm-3:00pm $12
Thursday, November 29 Friday, November 30
Festival Fashion Show presented by Canadian Tire 6:00pm-11:00pm $55 ($500 table)
Sunday, November 25
Northland Auto Group Gala Fundraising Auction 5:30pm-Late $150
Northland Auto Group Santa Breakfast 9:30am-noon $20, 12 & under $15 Community Kick Off To Christmas Noon-Onward Civic Light Up 4:00pm-6:00pm Fireworks 6:00pm
Namaste To Start Your Day – Yoga Among The Trees presented by Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. 9:00am-10:00am $15 Dance & Dine Among The Pine 6:00pm- Late $65
Monday, November 26
Saturday, December 1
Sunday, December 2 Subaru Teddy Bear Breakfast 8:30-11:00am $20, 12 and under $15
Medichair Seniors Luncheon Noon-2:00pm $12
OPEN TO PUBLIC: Saturday November 24, 2018....................... 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday November 25, 2018 ......................12:00pm-8:00pm Monday November 26, 2018 .......................9:00am-9:00pm Tuesday November 27, 2018 .......................9:00am-9:00pm Wednesday November 28, 2018..................9:00am-9:00pm Thursday November 29, 2018.......................9:00am-9:00pm Friday November 30, 2018............................ 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday December 1, 2018........................10:00am-5:00pm Sunday December 2, 2018..........................11:00am-4:00pm
General admission tickets available at the door
ADMISSION & TICKETS: (Day Passes Only) Youth 3-15 $3.00 | Seniors $3.00 General $5.00 | Family $15.00
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Song Index O Come all ye Faithful................................................................ 4 Angels we have heard on High................................................. 6 Away in a Manager.................................................................... 6 Blue Christmas............................................................................ 8 Carol of the Bells........................................................................ 8 Christmas Song......................................................................... 10 Deck the Halls........................................................................... 10 Drummer Boy........................................................................... 12 Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree.......................................... 12 Do You Hear What I Hear?........................................................ 14 Feliz Navidad............................................................................ 16 O Christmas Tree....................................................................... 16 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen................................................ 18 Frosty the Snowman................................................................ 18 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.................................................. 20 Have yourself a merry little Christmas.................................... 26 Here comes Santa Claus........................................................... 28
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus.......................................... 30 Holly Jolly Christmas................................................................. 30 It came upon a Midnight Clear................................................ 31 I’ll be Home for Christmas....................................................... 32 It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas............................ 32 Jolly Old Saint Nicholas............................................................ 33 Jingle bells................................................................................ 34 Joy to the World........................................................................ 35 Mele Kalikimaka....................................................................... 36 O Holy Night............................................................................. 37 Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer............................................ 38 Santa Claus is coming to town................................................ 40 Silent Night............................................................................... 41 Silver Bells................................................................................ 42 We Three Kings......................................................................... 43 White Christmas........................................................................ 45 Winter Wonderland.................................................................. 46
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, Sing, all ye citizens Of heaven above; Glory to God, 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.
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Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be All glory given; Son 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.
A Tribute to our Many Volunteers
Thank you hardly seems enough... 25 years ago Tom Shand, the Executive Director for what was then the Prince George Regional Hospital Foundation, spear-headed an event that would bring enjoyment to the community through one of the most wonderful and happy seasons, all while raising money for healthcare. We are thankful for his vision and are so grateful to the community who has supported this event through sponsorships, attendance, and most of all through volunteering. We are truly humbled by the number of energetic and giving individuals who put countless hours into making the event what it has become. Even more amazing is that there are several who have been with us for the entire journey. Please join me in congratulating the following individuals for their dedication to this event for the full 25 years. Anne Ankney Effie Apostolu Shirley Gratton Lil Milani Terri Lee Rollings ShirliGene Sadowick David and Janice Wharrie Over this many years there are volumes of individuals who have volunteered for a significant amount of time. Whether it is 5 years, 15 years, or 24 and a bit, we truly value everyone’s contribution through time, energy, and the many ideas they come up with that have advanced the Festival of Trees into what you see today. It is impossible to acknowledge everyone – but please know from the bottom of our hearts how much it has meant to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation that you chose to work with us towards a common goal of better healthcare in the North, and furthermore please know that you have made an impact, probably in ways you never thought you could have. We also thank our one steadfast suppliers of amazing brilliance that has generated incredible revenue as well as many smiles for the lucky recipient for 25 years:
And we could not have ever marketed this event for the past 25 years to the hundreds of thousands who have entered our doors without the generosity of our media partners. They truly know the pulse of the community and have worked tirelessly on air and in print to promote this event. The Citizen CKPG and now the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group CJCI now known as Vista Radio. This year is a pivotal year as we start on not the 26th Anniversary – but rather “the next 25 years”. Our hope is that the next generation will embrace sponsorship and volunteerism as much as those who have always stood by this event. To everyone who joins us each year in whatever way they choose, please continue to support this event. Help us grow, change, advance, or move forward, but remain the best it can be – and most of all know that you made a difference in the support of better health outcomes for patients right here at home in the North – where we live, work, and play.
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Angels we have heard on High Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing over the plains And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains. Glo-ori-a In excelsis de-o Glo-ori-a In excelsis de-o
Shepherds, why this Jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire your heavenly song?
Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing, Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the LOrd, the newborn King.
Glo-ori-a In excelsis de-o Glo-ori-a In excelsis de-o
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 poor Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes.
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I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky, And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever and love me I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, And take us to heaven to live with Thee there.
Be part of the Magic...
Festival Fashion Show Sponsored by
Saturday, November 24 • 6:00-11:00pm Gather your friends and be the first to experience the Festival of Trees! Canadian Tire is the proud sponsor of the Fashion Show which will be an entertaining evening of fashions and fun. Some of Prince George’s favorite boutiques (Butterfly Boutique, Art Knapp The Loft, Simply Beautiful, Shhhh Home and Gift, Spa of the North, Park Avenue Apparel, Storybook Wedding) will model their collections in a venue filled with glowing lights and ambiance second to none. Your ticket includes trendy tapas and dessert, a swag bag and a chance to win fabulous prizes from our participating stores and WestJet. Be the first to shop the Northland Auto Group Gift Shoppe. Tickets are $55 (Table of 10 $500). Available online through Central Interior Tickets or through the Spirit of the North office.
Photo Booth Sponsor
Sunday, November 25th • 9:30am – noon Gather your family and join us for a delightful breakfast at Festival of Trees! There will be entertainment for the young and young at heart. Families are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army, and children will get to visit Santa and receive a unique plush toy. Tickets are $20 ($15 children 12 & under). Includes breakfast and admission to the Festival of Trees for the remainder of the day. Available online through Central Interior Tickets & through the Spirit of the North office.
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Carol of the Bells
I’ll have a blue Christmas without you; I’ll be so blue thinking about you. Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won’t mean a thing if you’re not here with me.
Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away Christmas is here, bringing good cheer, to young and old, meek and the bold,
I’ll have a blue Christmas, that’s certain; And when that blue heartache starts hurtin’; You’ll be do’in’ all right with your Christmas of white, But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas.
ding dong ding, that is their song with joyful ring, all caroling one seems to hear, words of good cheer from everywhere, filling the air Oh how they pound, raising the sound, o’er hill and dale, telling their tale, Gaily they ring, while people sing songs of good cheer, Christmas is here, Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, On on they send, on without end, their joyful tone, to every home Dong Ding dong ding, dong Bong
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Be part of the Magic...
Community Kickoff to Christmas Fireworks by:
Sunday, November 25th • noon - onward Civic light-up • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Fireworks • 6:00pm
In cooperation with Northern British Columbia’s premiere Meetings & Convention Venue
The Festival of Trees has become a family tradition for many in Prince George. The Community Kickoff to Christmas is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Festival with the ones you love and participate in a fun-filled day of entertainment and activities. Story Time, sponsored by Napp Enterprises, will be at 1:00.
We look forward to making your special day truly EXCEPTIONAL! For further information or to make an inquiry please contact us at the following:
Tel: 250.561.7723 • Email: email@example.com
Monday, November 26th • noon - 2:00pm Medichair is the proud returning sponsor of the ever-popular Senior’s Luncheon. Gather your friends and join us for a hearty lunch in a beautiful setting, with entertainment! The Medichair staff will provide Valet service - Seniors who typically use walkers can park them in the Medichair “Parking Lot” inside and the Medichair team will be there to assist you in any way needed! Medichair is also generously providing a lift and recline chair as a Door Prize! Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance. Your tickets can be purchased at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office in the Atrium at the Hospital, online at www.centralinteriortickets.com, or by calling 250.565.2515
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Christmas Song 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
Deck the Halls
They know that Santa’s on his way He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh And ev’ry mother’s Child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly
Deck the halls with 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.
And so, I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety-two Altho’ it’s been said many times Many ways; “Merry Christmas to you”.
Don we now our gay apparel, Fa 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, 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. While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la la la la la.
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Be part of the Magic... Lunch Among the Trees Wednesday, November 28 11:00am-1:30pm Join us at the Prince George Civic Centre for a delightful and delicious traditional holiday lunch among the trees. Once again we will have an RBC Olympian keynote speaker who will inspire us all. $40 Members; $50 Future Members For more information & to register go to www.pgchamber.bc.ca/events
25th Anniversary Celebration & Sponsor Appreciation Evening Each year the many people who make the Festival of Trees a successful event for the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation and healthcare in our region, are recognized and honoured for their many contributions. The Festival would not be possible without the contributions of our sponsors and community partners. It is a team effort worthy of celebration. This event is by invitation.
Thursday, November 29 • 1:00-3:00pm Scotiabank is the proud returning sponsor of one of our longest running events. The wonderful Scotiabank staff volunteer their time to prepare the treats, assist seniors with their seating, serve tea and make sure their guests have a fantastic afternoon. This is a great opportunity to visit with friends, view the trees and enjoy the day’s entertainment. Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased in advance. Your tickets may be purchased at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office in the Atrium at the Hospital, online through Central Interior Tickets, or by calling 250.565.2515.
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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 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.
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree Rocking around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Every couple tries to stop Rocking around the Christmas tree, Let the Christmas spirit ring Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some caroling. You will get a sentimental Feeling when you hear Voices singing let’s be jolly, Deck the halls with boughs of holly Rocking around the Christmas tree, Have a happy holiday Everyone dancing merrily In the new old-fashioned way. Page 12 — 2018
Be part of the Magic... r s Yea i h T New
Namaste To Start Your Day Yoga Among The Trees presented by:
Saturday, December 1 9:00am-10:00am Join us for a quiet morning in a magical setting. Hosts Ivana Minovec and Zandra Ross will lead a light to medium morning of stretching and yoga. Tickets are $15 available at Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Office Atrium at UHNBC.
Friends of the Festival!
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Do You Hear What I Hear? 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
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
Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy, do you hear what I hear
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Be part of the Magic... Volunteer Room
Dunkley Lumber is proud to sponsor the Volunteer Appreciation Room at the Festival of Trees for the very first time. It seems like a natural fit and that Volunteer Prince George continues their support in sponsoring the volunteer lounge and we are so glad they stepped forward to sponsor the amazing volunteers that have chosen to help out this year.
Volunteer Appreciation Lounge Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation wishes to extend our most sincere gratitude to all of our volunteers. The volunteer Festival of Trees Committee works throughout the year to plan and organize this magical event and hundreds of additional volunteers give of their time to bring Festival of Trees to life and keep it going through the 5 days of set-up, 10 days of public openings, plus post-event take-down and deliveries. Without our volunteers this event would not be possible!
Thank you! To volunteer at Festival of Trees, please visit our website www.festivaloftreespg.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Gala Pre Dinner Reception Mingle among the winter wonderland of trees and creative winter pieces while you enjoy a lovely array of pre-dinner treats hosted by CANFOR. This reception is in advance of the Gala Fundraising Auction evening, and will delight your senses , tame your hunger, and will be the calm before what is sure to be an exciting evening. Enjoy! (No Host Bar)
25th Annual Fundraising Gala Auction The Fundraising Gala Auction is proudly sponsored by the Northland Auto Group. This major fundraiser for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation promises to be a wonderful evening of celebration, sparkle and many opportunities to give generously. The evening will feature a live auction, with auctioneer Jim Jungers, including a selection of finely decorated trees and unique gift items. To celebrate our 25th year, we are presenting a formal evening with delicious appetizers and dinner beautifully prepared by Chef Jorges Soares, followed by an exquisite Festival of Trees dessert! Each year we also feature “Fund-An-Item”, an opportunity to raise funds for medical equipment in our region. This year we are raising funds in support of four Orthopedic Video O.R. Towers. We are grateful to our Live Auction guests who donate so generously each year.
Table Centerpiece Sponsor
Our thanks to Michael and Caren Tobin who have been donating a diamond creation to us on behalf of Michael’s Jewellers for each of our 25 years - a total donation value of well over $100,000. One lucky person will win this year’s special prize during the Gala Fundraising Auction night.
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Feliz Navidad 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.
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.
O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How faithful are thy branches! O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How faithful are thy branches! Green not alone in Summer time, But in the Winter’s frost and Rime; O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How faithful are thy branches! This not alone in Summer’s sheen, Its boughs are broad, its leaves are green; It blooms for us when wild winds blow And earth is white with feath’ry snow; A voice tells all its boughs among Of shepherd’s watch and angel’s song; Of holy Babe in manger low The story of long ago. Page 16 — 2018
Be part of the Magic...
Dance & Dine Among the Pine
Saturday, December 1st • 6:00pm-Late Perfect for your office holiday party, dine and dance the night away at the Festival of Trees! The evening will include a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, music by DJ Ant Pure Sound and Entertainment, and door prizes, in the midst of a wonderland of decorated trees. Tickets are $65. Tickets sell quickly for this event and are available through the Spirit of the North office.
Teddy Bear Breakfast
Sunday, December 2nd • 8:30-11:00am Subaru is proud to present the Teddy Bear Breakfast, one of the most popular Festival Events! We ask families to bring a new, unwrapped child’s toy to the breakfast, and in return, each child receives a Teddy Bear from Santa and his helpers. The new toys will be distributed to children in hospitals throughout the region this Christmas. This is a wonderful way to share the spirit of Christmas with your children or grandchildren. Tickets are only $20/Adult ($15 for 12 and under) and include a hot buffet breakfast and admission to Festival for the remainder of that day. Available through the Spirit of the North office, or online through Central Interior Tickets.
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Frosty the Snowman Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul, With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, And two eyes made out of coal.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, Remember Christ our saviour was born on Christmas day. To save us all from satans power when we were gone astray.
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.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy comfort and joy, oh tidings of comfort and joy!
Oh, 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. 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, sayin’, “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 good-bye, sayin’, “Don’t you cry; I’ll be back again someday.” Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Look at Frosty go; Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Over the hills of snow. Page 18 — 2018
Be part of the Magic... Miracle Mirror Trees Several years ago, the Northland Auto Group initiated a special concept that truly embodies the spirit of giving: their annual donation of trees decorated, and matched with a “Miracle Mirror Tree” – a second tree with gifts that will be donated to a family chosen by the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Prince George. Their wish is that the Miracle Mirror Trees will help inspire the spirit of giving for everyone this year and in the future.
Festival of Trees is Powered by Bryant Electric Ltd. is proud to be the returning electrical sponsor of Festival of Trees
The Peoples Choice Vote for your favourite in 5 categories (Big Tree, Little Tree, Little House, Wreath and Creative Piece), and visit the Festival on Sunday, December 2, to see the awards presented at 4 PM. The winners will be recognized in our post-event ad in the Prince George Citizen.
Coat Check The Barracuda Swim Club will be our returning volunteers in the Coat Check. Use of the Coat Check is by donation, and all proceeds go to the swim club! Keep your hands free and support a great athletic club in our city while you explore the Festival!
Most of the beautifully decorated Trees, Little Houses and Wreaths are available for sale through the Silent Auction that closes at 3:30pm on Sunday, December 2nd. If you have your eye on one or more of the silent auction items, it is a good idea to be at the Festival near closing time on Sunday to make your final bid! The option of Reserve Bidding is available; see a Festival Committee member at the event for details or call the Spirit of the North office 250.565.2515.
We are pleased to welcome Napp Enterprises as the 2018 Story Time sponsor! Story Time is a daily event, and we have an exciting line-up of storytellers this year including musical Barb Kelly & Friends. Story Time is free with admission to Festival. For times and scheduled storytellers visit www.festivaloftreespg.ca
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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn king; Peace on earth, and mercy mild; God and sinners reconciled,” Joyful all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies; With angelic hosts 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. Long desired behold Him come, Finding here His humble home. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail the incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel. Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.” Hail the heav’n-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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Be part of the Magic... Children’s Workshop Big Trees The Big Trees bring the “WOW” to Festival of Trees! We are so pleased to once again have White Spruce Enterprises sponsor the winter wonderland that puts the “trees” in the Festival of Trees. After all, this is where it all began. Each tree holds a unique vision, every ornament is carefully placed, all the details are accounted for and collectively they create a magical forest unlike anything else. Enjoy!! This is our gift to you to help kick off the holiday season. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite one.
We invite you to visit the Tim Horton’s Children’s Workshop. Here children can visit a series of individual kiosks and create that one of a kind gift for someone special. In addition to our traditional Coupon Areas, we have the Free Area where children can colour a picture, make a Christmas card or decorate a bag to carry their treasures home. Free: - Colouring pictures, gluing and glittering cards - Decorate a paper bag to take treasures home Coupon Areas - Gingerbread cookie $2.00 - Decorate a Santa Hat $2.00 - Decorate a Stocking $2.00 - Tinsel Wand $2.00 - Christmas Ornament $2.00 - Little Wreath $2.00 - Bows $2.00 - Little Tree $4.00 - Poinsettia Basket $4.00 Please pre-book school classes or large groups by contacting the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office at 250.565.2515
Gift Shoppe Check out this year’s new look in the Gift Shoppe! Stop by the Festival of Trees Gift Shoppe, sponsored by the Northland Auto Group, and peruse our great selection of seasonal and other special gift items. Each year we work to bring you new and interesting items to help you fill your Christmas list. Your purchases support Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation’s work to fund medical equipment, education and enhancements to healthcare in Northern BC. The Gift Shoppe accepts cash, all major credit cards, and debit. When visiting the Gift Shoppe this year, don’t forget to say hello to the wonderful volunteers who devote hundreds of hours each year to ensure that your Festival shopping experience is a memorable one!
Little Houses You won’t want to miss the Little Houses area sponsored by Pomeroy Inn & Suites. These donated unique creations are a labor of love for crafters of all ages throughout our community. Take a stroll through this colorful area in the main foyer & make a silent auction bid on the one you want to take home with you. Bids close at 3:30pm Sunday December 2nd.
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Giving a Gift from the Heart - A gift for the person or family who has everything Throughout the year, but especially at Christmas, we invite you to give a gift from the heart. Join us in an effort to enhance healthcare at the University Hospital of Northern BC and the regional facilities in the Northern Region of the province. Did you know a gift of any denomination can be earmarked to a specific piece of equipment, an area of service, an identified facility, or tagged for education in a specific field. This is a tax effective way of giving a gift from the heart to the person, family, or business colleague, who has everything. Celebrating a Birthday... an Anniversary... or in memory of a loved one, … for any occasion at Spirit of the North we can provide you with a charitable receipt for your gift of cash, cheque, visa or transfer of securities. This is a great gift for those who have everything and can be in any denomination. Please come in to the office at the Atrium at UHNBC, or call us at 250-565-2515. Your one stop gift giving can begin here!
All donations are fully tax receiptable.
Wreaths Display & Little Trees Display One of the most popular features of the Festival has been our display of Wreaths, Centerpieces, Seasonal Planters and Little Trees, all crafted by members of the community, and donated to us for sale by Silent Auction. These pieces are perfect for decorating smaller spaces of an office or apartment or to add a special touch to any room in your home. Take a stroll through this colourful area and bid on your favorite items. Bidding closes at 3:30pm Sunday, December 2. Page 22 — 2018
Bea’s Tree Although not with us in person, Bea Dezell’s memory lives on with the spirit of Christmas through Bea’s Tree. Just as Bea lived her life – helping others – so does this little tree. Each year revenue generated at the live auction is 100% directed to the area of greatest need through Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. This special little tree was purchased by Bea in the 1950’s and was used to celebrate Christmas with the Brownie packs in Prince George. After the Brownies, the tree was used by the PG Weavers and Spinners at Studio 2880 for several years and then was sold in a garage sale and bought by Shirley Gratton. The tree re-surfaced at another garage sale and the Festival of Trees committee, led by Shirli-Gene Sadowick, decided that this little aluminum tree had a history that required preserving. It’s unique, tiny, and radiant… just like Bea Dezell herself. Christened Bea’s Tree, it was decided that each year at the Festival of Tree’s Gala Auction night, the little tree would be sold to the highest bidder. Winners are able to display and keep the tree through the holiday season. It is then returned to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, to be auctioned again at the next Festival of Trees. Winners receive a special ornament and have their story added to the history of the little tree. To date Bea’s tree has warmed the hearts of many through the holiday season and during it’s 14 years it has raised $184,150 in donations towards healthcare equipment – This year could be your year!! Bea’s Tree has become part of the family tradition of the Prince George Festival of Trees.
Past Recipients of Bea’s Tree: 2018 This could be you! 2017 Julie and Lee J Leslie 2016 In memory of Janet Holder 2015 Christine Cooper 2014 Jim & Noreen Rustad Family 2013 Kim & Bryan James 2012 Janet Holder & Neal Cockshutt 2011 Michelle Sutter & Bill Golley
2010 Nauroth & Associates Insurance Brokers 2009 Kim & Bryan James 2008 Muirhead Financial Services Inc. 2007 Ron & Debbie Fichtner 2006 The Legault Family 2005 Prince Sheet Metal 2004 The J. Rustad Family
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The knee bone connected to the leg bone, The leg bone connected to the ankle bone, The ankle bone connected to the foot bone... We all know the children’s song well. More importantly we know that without our bones, and more importantly the joints holding them together we wouldn’t be able to live the active and rewarding life we live. As we age, work hard, play sports, or sadly suffer from an accident or trauma to these vulnerable areas we are thankful for modern medicine and our extremely dedicated Orthopedic Surgeons at UHNBC who bring life back to these work out or traumatized parts of our body. For many this provides a whole new lease on life. Because so many in the region continually fight pain every day awaiting their turn in the surgical cue we are excited to fund raise this year for four replacement Orthopedic O.R. Video Towers. These will replace the two current towers that are 10 years old and at end of life. Additionally, they are in need of multiple repairs and face subsequent downtime that is frustrating for surgeons and healthcare staff. The images that are currently rendered are that of an old style television so it is difficult to see fine points of the anatomy. It its day it was state of the art, but that day is long gone. Imagine being part way through a surgery and the screen goes “snowy” because the older systems don’t contain interface filters when switching between electrical devices. Moving to a 4k or high definition system will provide crisper and well delineated images that are true to the color of the patient’s anatomy. This will result in faster, safer, less invasive surgery which will lead to better patient outcomes and faster recovery times. Adding two additional video towers will also increase the volume of patients that can be booked in any given day. The need for arthroscopic surgery is increasing rapidly and without new equipment it is almost impossible to keep up.
Any time newer and more sophisticated equipment is brought in, the ability to attract and retain specialists improves as well. Currently we are fortunate to have a dedicated team or orthopedic surgeons including one who has specialty training in shoulder surgery who has a waitlist of 52 patients. Additional waitlists exist with our surgeon who specializes in advanced ligament reconstruction of the knee. It is well known that any surgeries that cannot be done here would result in the need to travel to Vancouver, surely no one wants this.
We are excited to fund raise this year for four replacement Orthopedic O.R . Video Towers.
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As technology advances and improves we can be more effective and efficient in our surgeries. With your help in funding this state of the art equipment we can provide the best of care for our patients. – Dr. Michael Moran, Head, Division of Orthopedics, UHNBC
Occasionally a physician has a “taste of their own medicine” and Dr. Tim Olmstead, an Orthopedic surgeon, who has practiced in Prince George for the past 22 years underwent a major rotator cuff repair to his shoulder several years ago. He had a large tear, and was quite incapacitated by the symptoms and weakness. After an extensive arthroscopic procedure, he recovered quickly and was able to get back to work and physical activity in a short time. He looks forward to continuing progress in the field of arthroscopic surgery (looking into a joint using a telescope) and feels strongly that any time there is the opportunity for advancement in the field through a new technique the benefit to his patients are seen first-hand. He states that with the aid of a fiber optic light source and a closed circuit television system smaller access incisions are used to insert this equipment to view the inside of a joint. This procedure provides shorter procedure times, less post operational pain, less time in the hospital, faster recovery time, and less cost to the health care system.
So the song continues... The shoulder bone connected to the head bone, The head bone connected to.... OUR HEARTS! Thank you for considering a gift that will make a difference right here at home in the north, where we live, work, and play. page 25 — 2018
Photos Courtesy of Adam Hughes, Hughes Medical Technology Inc.
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.
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.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the Yule-tide gay, From now on, our troubles will be miles away.
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.
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2018 Festival of Trees Committee Festival & Site Coordinator’s - ShirliGene Sadowick, Allison McCray, Tammy Laidlaw Lamont Administration / Public Relations - Annette Stevens, Curtis Mayes Finance - Lil Milani, Shauna Allan, Nick Krismanich, Danielle Greenslade Gift Shop - Brenda Bell, Elvie Birks, Marcia Martinson, Sharon Willoughby, Kathleen McCullough Fundraising Gala Auction - Judy Neiser, ShirliGene Sadowick, Curtis Mayes Big Trees – Allison McCray Wreaths & Little Trees – LeeAnn Cooper Social Media - Lindsay Cotter Social Media & Fashion Show Graphics - Kaleena Ross Volunteer Coordinators - Lil Milani, Carla Greco Volunteer Room – Anne Ankney Children’s Workshop - Marlene Cox, Carol Bajkov, Kim Brown, Marnie Alexander Little Houses – Erin Bohn, Janice Wharrie Festival Entertainment - Judy Russell Dance & Dine Among the Pine - Monica Peacock Fashion Show - Tammy Laidlaw Lamont Community Kick Off - Lara Pederson, Heather Larsen Raffles - Ashley Boutin, Shauna Allan Setup and Take Down - Jane Girard, Gary Keyes Delivery - David Wharrie, Monica Peacock Electrical - Darcy Bryant, Denis Cowley Sound Technology - Bill Russell, Russell Entertainment Sets & Props - George Brooks, Don Bassermann Tree Fluffers - Shirley Gratton Photography - Steve Senger Silent Auction - Allison McCray Board Representatives - Selen Alpay, Dave Yarmish Jingle & Mingle - Annette Stevens
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Here comes Santa Claus Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer are pulling on the rein. Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and bright. Hang your stockings and say your pray’rs, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
the boys and girls again. Hear those sleighbells jingle jangle, oh what a beautiful sight. Jump in bed, cover up your head, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. Here Comes Santa Claus! Here Comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor for he loves you just the same. Santa knows that we’re God’s children, that makes ev’rything right. Fill your hearts with a Christmas cheer, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! He’s got a bag that is filled with toys for
Here Comes Santa Claus! Here Comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! He’ll come around when the chimes ring out, then it’s Christmas morn again. Peace on earth will come to all if we just follow the light. Let’s give thanks to the Lord above,‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
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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
Holly Jolly Christmas Have a holly, jolly Christmas; It’s the best time of the year I don’t know if there’ll be snow but have a cup of cheer Have a holly, jolly Christmas; And when you walk down the street Say Hello to friends you know and everyone you meet Oh ho the mistletoe hung where you can see; Somebody waits for you; Kiss her once for me Have a holly jolly Christmas and in case you didn’t hear Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas this year
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.
For lo! the days are hastening on, By prophets seen of old, When with the ever-circling years Shall come the time foretold, When peace shall over all the earth Its ancient splendors fling, And the whole world give back the song Which now 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. Yet with the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long; Beneath the heavenly strain have rolled Two thousand years of wrong; And man, at war with man, hears not The tidings which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife, And hear the angels sing! O ye, beneath life’s crushing load, Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow, Look now! for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing; O rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing! Page 31 — 2018
It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas
I’ll be Home for Christmas I’ll be home for Christmas You can plan on me Please have snow and mistletoe And presents on the tree
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 lovelight gleams I’ll be home for Christmas If only in my dreams
Christmas Eve will find me Where the lovelight gleams I’ll be home for Christmas If only in my dreams
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Toys in ev’ry store, But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be On your own front door. A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots Is the wish of Barney and Ben; Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk Is the hope of Janice and Jen; And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well, The sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.
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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Jolly old Saint Nicholas, Lean your ear this way! Don’t you tell a single soul What I’m going to say: Christmas Eve is coming soon; Now, you dear old man Whisper what you’ll bring to me; Tell me if you can.
All the stockings you will find Hanging in a row Mine will be the shortest one, You’ll be sure to know Bobby wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled Nellie wants a picture book, Yellow, blue, and red Now I think I’ll leave to you What to give the rest Choose for me, dear Santa Claus; You will know the best.
When the clock is striking twelve, When I’m fast asleep Down the chimney, broad and black, With your pack you’ll creep
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Jingle Bells Dashing thru’ the snow, In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way, Bells on bobtails ring, Making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight!
CHORUS Now the ground is white, Go it while you’re young, Take the girls tonight, And sing this sleighing song. Just get a bobtail nag, Two-forty for his speed, Then hitch him to an open sleigh and Crack! You’ll take the lead.
CHORUS Oh, 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 Fannie Bright was seated by my side. The horse was lean and lank, Misfortune seem’d his lot, He got into a drifted bank And then we got upsot!
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CHORUS Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way! Oh! What fun it is to ride, In a one-horse open sleigh!
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
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
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
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, of His love And wonders and wonders of his love
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Mele Kalikimaka Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day That’s the island greeting that we send to you From the land where palm trees sway Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day That’s the island greeting that we send to you From the land where palm trees sway Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day That’s the island greeting that we send to you From the land where palm trees sway Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas, A very Merry Christmas, a very, very, very Merry Merry Christmas to you
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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! Led by the light of Faith Serenely beaming, With glowing hearts By His cradle we stand. So led by light of a star Sweetly gleaming, Here came the wise men From Orient land. The King of Kings lay thus In lowly manger,
In all our trials Born to be our Friend! He knows our need, To our weakness no stranger; Behold your King! Before the lowly bend! Behold your King! your King! Before Him bend. 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
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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, Oh praise His name forever, His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim His pow’r and glory Evermore proclaim.
Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows.
Then one foggy Christmas eve Santa came to say: “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games.
Then all 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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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 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!
He’s making a list, And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town
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.
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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! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from Heaven afar Heav’nly host sing Alleluia Christ the Saviour, is born Christ the Saviour, 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
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Silver Bells Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them sing Soon it will be Christmas day 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
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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 sing Soon it will be Christmas day
We Three Kings We three kings of orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain, moor and mountain Following yonder star Star of wonder, star of night Star of royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to Thy perfect light Born a King on Bethlehemâ€™s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again King for ever, ceasing never Over us all to reign Frankincense to offer have I Incense owns a Deity nigh Prayer and praising, all men raising Worship Him, God most high Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom Sorrowing, sighing,
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bleeding, dying Sealed in the stone-cold tomb Glorious now behold Him arise King and God and sacrifice Alleluia, Alleluia Earth to the heavens replies
White Christmas I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the treetops 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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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
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.
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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 the other 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.
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