Christmas Songs

CHRISTMAS IN NEW ZEALAND

 

As (C) Christmas comes around again in (G7)our own land

It’s time to get together, take each (C) other’s hand

A chance to share the good times in the (G7) summer sun

Another family holiday’s be (C) gun

 

Chorus:

It’s (F) Christmas in New Zealand and the (C) time is right

For (G7) saying “I love you” and watching (C)stars at night

For (F) barbecues and swimming out a(C)cross the bay

How (G7) lovely to spend Christmas in the (C) Kiwi Way.

 

 

There (C) won’t be any snow to make the  (G7) land look white

The sun won’t set down south ‘til after (C) nine at night

You won’t be needing furs or woolly  (G7) hats and gloves

It’s time for outdoor living in the (C) land we love

 

Chorus:

It’s (F) Christmas in New Zealand and the (C) time is right

For (G7) saying “I love you” and watching (C)stars at night

For (F) barbecues and swimming out a(C)cross the bay

How (G7) lovely to spend Christmas in the (C) Kiwi Way.

 

Bridge:

(F) Leave your work behind and have your (C) holiday

And (G7) try to keep things simple on your  (C) Christmas Day

It's (F) such a special time for having friends and family (Em) near

A(G7)nother Kiwi (F) Christmas time is (C) here.

 

 

Chorus: (X2) 

It’s (F) Christmas in New Zealand and the (C) time is right

For (G7) saying “I love you” and watching (C)stars at night

For (F) barbecues and swimming out a(C)cross the bay

How (G7) lovely to spend Christmas in the (C) Kiwi Way.

 

How (G7) lovely to spend Christmas in the (C) Kiwi Way.(X2) 

 

 

UP ON THE HOUSETOP

(C) Up on the housetop reindeer pause

(F) Out jumps (C) good old (G7) Santa Claus

(C) Down through the chimney with lots of toys

(F) All for the (C) little ones, (G7) Christmas (C) joys

 

CHORUS

(F) Ho,Ho,Ho (C) Who wouldn't go?

(G7) Ho, Ho, Ho! (C) Who wouldn't go?

(C) Up on the housetop (F) click, click, click

(C) Down through the chimney with (G7) good Saint (C) Nick

 

(C) First comes the stocking of Little Nell

(F) O dear (C) Santa (G7) fill it well

(C) Give her a dolly that laughs and cries

(F) One that will (C) open and (G7) shut her (C) eyes 

 

Chorus

 

(F) Ho,Ho,Ho (C) Who wouldn't go?

(G7) Ho, Ho, Ho! (C) Who wouldn't go?

(C) Up on the housetop (F) click, click, click 

(C) Down through the chimney with (G7) good Saint (C) Nick

 

 

(C) Next comes the stocking of little Bill

(F) Oh just (C) see what a (G7) glorious fill

(C) Here is a hammer and lots of tacks

(F) Also a (C) ball and a (G7) whip that (C) cracks!

 

CHORUS

 

(F) Ho,Ho,Ho (C) Who wouldn't go?

(G7) Ho, Ho, Ho! (C) Who wouldn't go?

(C) Up on the housetop (F) click, click, click 

(C) Down through the chimney with (G7) good Saint (C) Nick

 

 

 

 

JINGLE BELLS

 

(C) Jingle bells Jingle Bells  Jingle all the way

(F) Oh what fun it (C) is to ride

on a (G7) one-horse open sleigh

Oh, (C) Jingle Bells Jingle Bells 

Jingle all the way

(F) Oh what fun it (C) is to ride 

on a (G7) one-horse open (C) sleigh.

 

(C) Dashing through the snow

On a one-horse open (F) sleigh

Over fields we (G7) go

Laughing all the (C) way

Bells on Bobtail ring

Making spirits (F) bright

what fun it is to (G7) ride and sing 

A sleighing song to (C) night

 

(C) A day or two ago,
I thought I'd take a (F) ride,
And soon Miss Fanny (G7)Bright
Was seated by my (C) side;
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his (F) lot
We got into a drifted (G7) bank,
And then we got (C)  upsot.


.

(C) Now the ground is white
Go it while you're (F) young
Take the girls to  (G7) night
And sing this sleighing (C) song
Just get a bob tailed bay
two-forty as his (F) speed
Hitch him to an open (G7) sleigh
And crack! you'll take the (C) lead

 

 

C) Jingle bells Jingle Bells  Jingle all the way

 

(F) Oh what fun it (C) is to ride 

 

on a (G7) one-horse open sleigh

 

Oh, (C) Jingle Bells Jingle Bells 

 

Jingle all the way

 

(F) Oh what fun it (C) is to ride 

on a (G7) one-horse open (C)sleigh

 

F) Oh what fun it (C) is to ride 

on a (G7) one-horse open (C) sleigh!

 

 

AWAY IN A MANGER

(C) Away in a manger, no crib for a (G7) bed

The little Lord (C) Jesus laid (F) down his sweet (G7) head

The (C) stars in the bright sky looked down where he (F)lay

The  Little Lord (C) Jesus a-sleep in (G7)the  (C) hay

 

The (C) cattle are lowing, the baby (G7) awakes

But Little  Lord (C) Jesus, no (F) crying he (G7) makes

I (C) love you Lord Jesus, look down from the (F) sky

And stay by my (C) side until mor (G7) -Ning is (C) nigh

 

Be (C) near me Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to (G7) stay

Close by me for (C) ever and (F) love me I (G7) pray

Bless (C) all the dear children in Thy tender (F) care

And fit us for (C) heaven to (G7) live with me (C) there

 


SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

You (C) better watch out, you (F) better not cry, You (C) better not pout, I'm (F) telling you why. 
(C) Santa (Am) Claus is (G7) coming to (C) town

He’s (C) making a list, he’s (F) checking it twice, He’s (C) gonna find out who’s (F) naughty or nice. 
(C) Santa (Am)Claus is (G7) coming to (C) town



He (C7)sees you when you’re (F) sleeping,
He (C7)knows when you’re (F) awake,
He (D) knows if you’ve been (G7)bad or good So be (D) good for goodness (G7) sake,

Oh, you (C) better watch out, you (F) better not cry, You (C) better not pout, I'm (F) telling you why.

(C) Santa (Am)Claus is (G7)coming to (C) town


He (C7) sees you when you’re (F) sleeping,
He (C7)knows when you’re (F) awake,
He (D) knows if you’ve been (G7) bad or good So be (D) good for goodness (G7) sake,

Oh, you (C) better watch out, you (F) better not cry, You (C) better not pout, I'm (F) telling you why.

(C) Santa Claus is (G7)coming
(C) Santa Claus is (G7)coming
(C) Santa (Am) Claus is (F) coming (G7)to town (C)

  1. UPSIDE DOWN CHRISTMAS.
  2. (C) Carol our Christmas, an upside down Christmas; 
    The (F) snow is not (C) falling and trees are not (G7) bare. 
    (C) Carol the summer, and (F) welcome the (C) Christ Child, 
    (F) Warm in our (C) sunshine and (G7)sweetness of (C) air.

(G7) Sing of the gold and the (C)green and the sparkle

(G7) Water and river and (C) lure of the (G7) beach

(G7) Sing in the happiness (C)of  open spaces

(F) Sing a (C) nativity (G7) summer can (C) reach.



  1.  

  2. (C) Shepherds and musterers move over hillsides. 
    (F) Finding not (C) angels but sheep to be (G7) shorn; 
    (C) Wise ones make journeys what(F) ever the (C) season. 
    (F) Searching for (C)signs of the (G7)truth to be (C) born.
  3. (G7)Right side up Christmas belongs (C)to the universe
  4. (G7)Made in the moment a (C)woman gives (G7)birth
  5. (G7) Hope is the Jesus gift, (C)Love is the offering
  6. (F)Everywhere, (C)anywhere, (G7)here on the (C) earth.
  7.  
  8. (C) Carol our Christmas, an upside down Christmas; 
    (F) Snow is not (C)falling and trees are not (G7) bare. 
    (C) Carol the summer, and (F)welcome the (C) Christ Child, 
    (F) Warm in our (C) sunshine and (G7) sweetness of (C) air.

SILENT NIGHT

(C) Silent night, holy night

(G7) All is calm (C) All is bright

(F) Round yon Virgin (C) Mother and Child

(F) Holy Infant so (C) Tender and mild

(G7) Sleep in heavenly (C) peace

Sleep in (G7) heavenly (C) peace

 

(C) Silent night, Holy night 

(G7) Shepherds quake (C) at the sight

(F) Glories stream from (C) heaven afar

(F) Heavenly hosts sing (C) Alleleulia

(G7) Christ the Saviour is (C) born!

Christ the (G7) Saviour is (C) born

 

(C) Silent night, Holy night

(G7) Son of God, (C) Love's pure light

(F) Radiant beams from (C) Thy holy face

(F) with the dawn of re (C) deeming grace

(G7) Jesus, Lord at thy (C) birth

Jesus (G7) Lord at thy (C) birth

 

 

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

[C] Frosty the [C7] Snow Man was a [F] jolly happy [C] soul

With a [F] corn-cob pipe and a [C] button nose

And two [G7] eyes made out of [C] coal

[C] Frosty the [C7] Snow Man is a [F] fairy tale they [C] say

He was [F] made of snow but the [C] children [Am] know

How he [F] came to [G7] life one [C] day

There [F] must have been some [Em] magic in that

[Dm] Old silk [G7] hat they [C] found

For [G7] when they placed it [E7] on his head

He be [D7] gan to dance a [G7] round oh

[C] Frosty the [C7] Snow Man as a [F] live as he could [C] be

And the [F] children say he could [C] laugh and [Am] play

Just the [F] same as [G7] you and [C] me

 

[C] Frosty the [C7] Snow Man, Knew the [F] sun was hot that [C] day

So he [F] said let's run and we'll [C] have some [Am] fu

Be [F] fore I [G7] melt a [C] way

[C] Down to the [C7] village with a [F] broomstick in his [C] hand

Running [F] here and there all a [C] round the [Am] square

Saying [F] catch me [G7] if you [C] can

He [F] led them down the [Em] streets of town right [Dm]

To the [G7] traffic [C] cop

And he [G7] only paused a [E7] moment when he [D7] heard him holler [G7] stop


[C] Frosty the [C7] Snow Man had to [F] hurry on his [C] way

But he [F] waved goodbye saying [C] don't you [Am] cry
I'll be [F] back a [G7] gain some [C] day
I'll be [F] back a [G7] gain some [C] day

[C] Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Look at Frosty [G7] go. Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Over the hills of [C] snow! [G7] [C]

Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry and O. Harder 

[C] Here comes Santa Claus here comes Santa Claus
[G7] Right down Santa Claus lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer

[C] pullin' on the [C7] reins 

[F] Bells are ringin' [C] children [Am] singin'
[Dm] All is [G7] merry and [C] bright [C7]
So [F] hang your stockings and [C] say your [A7] prayers 

'Cause [Dm] Santa Claus [G7] comes to [C] night [G7]

 

[C] Here comes Santa Claus here comes Santa Claus
[G7] Right down Santa Claus lane
He's got a bag that's filled with toys for [C] boys and girls a [C7] gain

[F] Hear those sleigh bells [C] jingle [Am] jangle
[Dm] Oh what a [G7] beautiful [C] sight [C7]
So [F] jump in bed and [C] cover your [A7] head
'Cause [Dm] Santa Claus [G7] comes to [C] night [G7]

 

[C] Here comes Santa Claus here comes Santa Claus
[G7] Right down Santa Claus lane
He doesn't care if you're rich or poor he [C] loves you just the [C7] same

[F] Santa Claus knows that [C] we're God’s [Am] children[Dm] That makes [G7] everything [C] right [C7]

So [F] fill your hearts with [C] Christmas [A7] cheer
'Cause [Dm] Santa Claus [G7] comes to [C] night 

 

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Marks

You know [Dm] Dasher and [Em] Dancer and [Dm] Prancer and [C] Vixen [Dm] Comet and [Em] Cupid and [Dm] Donner and [C] Blitzen
[Am] But do you [D7] recall, the most [Am] famous [D7] reindeer of [G7] all

[C] Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Had a very shiny [G7] nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it [C] glows.
[C] All of the other reindeer,
Used to laugh and call him [G7] names, They never let poor Rudolph,
Join in any reindeer [C] games. [C7]
[F] Then one foggy [C] Christmas Eve,
[Dm] Santa [G7] came to [C] say,
[G] Rudolph with your [E7] nose so bright, [D7] Won't you guide my [G7] sleigh tonight?
[C] Then how the reindeer loved him, As they shouted out with [G7] glee,

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, You'll go down in histo [C] ry.
[G7] You'll go down in  his  tor  [C] y