Christmas music is an important part of the whole holiday season. The music and sounds of Christmas come from all styles and genres, providing something for every musical taste. Some carols are totally secular, focusing on the fun of the holiday. Others are much more religious, bringing the reason for the season front and center.
|Weihnachtslieder für Kinder|
1. Dashing through the snow On a one-horse open sleigh, Over the fields we go, Laughing all the way; Bells on bob-tail ring, Making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight.
Chorus: Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way! O what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh.
2. 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; He got into a drifted bank, And we, we got upsot. Chorus:
3. A day or two ago, The story I must tell I went out on the snow And on my back I fell; A gent was riding by In a one-horse open sleigh, He laughed as there I sprawling lie, But quickly drove away. Chorus:
4. Now the ground is white Go it while you're young, Take the girls tonight And sing this sleighing song; Just get a bob-tailed bay Two-forty as his speed Hitch him to an open sleigh And crack! you'll take the lead. Chorus:
Rudolf, the red-nosed
had a very shiny nose,
and if you ever saw him
you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolf
join in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolf, with your nose so bright
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out in glee:
"Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!"
Snow falls over
Still and calm is the sea
There is a hush o'er the land
Christmas is almost at hand
1. We wish you a merry Christmas And a happy New Year. Refrain: Glad tidings we bring, To you and your kin; Glad tidings for Christmas And a happy New Year! 2. We want some figgy pudding Please bring it right here! Refrain:
3. We won't go until we get some So bring it out here! Refrain:
4. We all know that Santa's coming, And soon will be here. Refrain:
5. We wish you a merry Christmas, And a happy New Year Refrain:
Come, they told me Pa ra pa pa pum A new born King to see Pa ra pa pa pum Our finest gifts we bring Pa ra pa pa pum To lay before the King Pa ra pa pa pum, Ra pa pa pum, Ra pa pa pum So to honour Him Pa ra pa pa pum When we come.
2. Little baby Pa ra pa pa pum I am a poor boy too Pa ra pa pa pum I have no gift to bring Pa ra pa pa pum That's fit to give our King Pa ra pa pa pum, Ra pa pa pum, Ra pa pa pum Shall I play for you Pa ra pa pa pum On my drum.
3. Mary nodded Pa ra pa pa pum The ox and lamb kept time Pa ra pa pa pum I played my drum for Him Pa ra pa pa pum I played my best for Him Pa ra pa pa pum, Ra pa pa pum, Ra pa pa pum Then He smiled at me Pa ra pa pa pum Me and my drum.
1. O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by; Yet in the dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee to-night.
2. For Christ is born of Mary, And gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wond'ring love. O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth!
3. How silently, how silently The wondrous gift is giv'n! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heav'n. No ear may hear His coming, But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him, still, The dear Christ enters in.
4. O holy Child of Bethlehem! Descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in, Be born in us today! We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel!