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"Christmas Anthology"

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CHRISTMAS SONG
[Am] [Fm6,] [C] [B7,] [Em7] [A] [Dm7] [G7] [C]
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire [C6] [Dm7] [/g] [Cmaj79] [Dm7] [/g]
Jack Frost nipping at your nose [C6] [Gm7] [C7] [F] [E7]
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir [Am] [Fm6] [C] [F#m7] [B7]
And folks dressed up like Eskimos [E] [Fm7] [Bb7] [Eb]

Everybody knows [Dm7] [G7] [C]
a turkey and some mistletoe [Dm7] [/g] [Cmaj7] [Dm7] [/g]
Help to make the season bright. [C] [Gm7] [C7] [F] [Bb9]
Tiny tots with their eyes all a-glow [Am] [Fm6] [C] [B7]
Will find it hard to sleep tonight [Em7] [A7] [Dm7] [G7] [C]

They know that Santa's on his way; [Gm7] [C9] [Gm7] [C9]
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. [Gm7] [C9] [Fmaj79]
And ev'ry mother's child is gonna spy [Fm7] [Bb9] [Ebmaj7]
To see if reindeer really know how to fly. [Am7] [D7] [G7] [/g] [/a] [/b]

And so I'm offering this simple phrase [C6] [Dm7] [/g] [Cmaj79] [Dm7] [/g]
To kids from one to ninety-two; [C] [Gm7] [C7] [F] [Bb9]
Although it's been said many times, [Am7] [Bb9] [Cmaj7]
many ways [Ebdim] 
"Merry Christmas to you." [Em7] [Am7] [Dm7] [G7,] [Cmaj7]




 
FROSTY THE SNOW MAN

Frosty the Snow Man [C] was a jolly happy soul [F] [C]
With a corn-cob pipe and a button nose [F] [C] and two eyes made out of coal. [G7] [C] [G7]
Frosty the Snow Man is a fairy tale they say [C] [F] [C]
He was made of snow [F F#dim] but the children know [C Am] how he came to life one day. [Dm7 G7 C]
There must have been some magic in [F] [Em7] [A7] that old silk hat they found, [Dm7] [G7] [Cmaj7]
For when they put it on his head [G G#dim] he began to dance around. [Am7][D7] [G] [G7]

Oh, Frosty the Snow Man [C] was alive as he could be, [F] [F#dim] [C]
And the children say [F] he could laugh and play [Em7] [A7] just the same as you and me. [Dm7] [G7] [C]

Frosty the Snow Man [C] knew the sun was hot that day, [F] [C]
So he said, "Let's run [F] and we'll have some fun [C] now before I melt away." [G7] [C] [G7]
Down to the village [C] with a broomstick in his hand, [F] [C]
Running here and there [F] [F#dim] all around the square, [C] [Am] saying "Catch me if you can." [Dm7] [G7] [C]

He led them down the streets of town [F] [Em7] [A7] right to the traffic cop, [Dm7] [G7] [Cmaj7]
And he only paused a moment [G] [G#dim] when he heard him holler, [Am7] [D7]  "Stop!" [G] [G7]
For Frosty the Snow Man [C] had to hurry on his way, [F] [F#dim] [C]
But he waved good-bye, [F] saying, "Don't you cry; [Em7] [A7] I'll be back again some day." [Dm7] [G7] [C]

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


 
GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN

God rest ye merry, gentlemen; [Am] [E7] [Am]
let nothing you dismay [Am] [F] [E7]
Remember Christ our Savior [Am] [E7] [Am]
was born on Christmas Day [Am] [F] [E7]
To save us all from Satan's pow'r [Dm] [E7]
when we were gone a-stray [Am] [G]

O tidings of comfort and joy, [C] [F] [E7] [Am]
comfort and joy! [G]
O tidings of comfort and joy [C] [F] [E7] [Am]

In Bethlehem, in Israel, this blessed Babe was born, and laid within a 
manger upon this blessed morn; The which His Mother Mar-y did nothing take in scorn. 

From God our heav'nly Father, a blessed angel came; And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same; How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name.




 
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Have yourself a [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7] merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7]
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight [G] [Em7] [Am7] [D7] [B7] [E7] [A7] [D7]
Have yourself a [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7] merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7]
From now on, our troubles will be miles away [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7] [B7] [Em] 

Here were are as in olden days [Cmaj7] [Bm7]
happy golden days of yore [Am7] [D7] [Gmaj7]
Faithful friends who are dear to us [Em] [A7] [Bm]
gather near to us once more [Em7] [Am7] [D7]

Through the years we all will be together [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7]
If the Fates allow [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7]
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough [G] [Em] [Am7] [D7] [B7] [Em] 
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now. [Cmaj7] [Am7] [D7] [G]



 
JINGLE BELL ROCK

Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock, [G]
Jingle-bells swing and jingle-bells ring. [G]  [Am7] [D7]
Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun, [Am7] [D7] [Am7] [D7]
Now the jingle hop has begun. [Am7] [D7]
Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock, [G]
Jingle-bells chime in jingle-bell time. [G] [Am7] [D7]
Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square [Am7] [D7] [Am7] [D7]
In the frosty air. [A7] [D7] [G]

What a bright time; it's the right time [C] 
To rock the night away. [C] [G]
Jingle bell time is a swell time [Em7] [A7] 
To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh. [D7] [Am7] [D7]
Giddy-ap jingle horse; pick up your feet; [G]
Jingle around the clock. [G] [Gm] [C]
Mix and mingle in a jinglin' beat; [C] [Cm6]
That's the jingle-bell rock. [A7] [D7] [G]


JINGLE BELLS

Dashing through the snow 
On a one-horse open sleigh [G] [C]
O'er the fields we go 
Laughing all the way [Am] [D7] [C] [G]
Bells on bob-tail ring making spirits bright [G] [C]
What fun it is to ride and sing [Am] [D]
A sleighing song tonight [D7] [G]

Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way [G] [C] [G]
Oh, what fun it is to ride 
In a one-horse open sleigh [C] [G] [A7] [D]
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way [G] [C] [G]
What fun it is to ride 
In a one-horse open sleigh. [C] [G] [D7] [G]



LET IT SNOW!
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, [C] [G7] [C]
But the fire is so delightful, [C] [F] [G7]
And since we've no place to go, [Dm] [A7] [Dm]
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. [G7] [C]

It doesn't show signs of stopping, [C] [G7] [C]
And I brought some corn for popping; [C] [F] [G7]
The lights are turned way down low, [Dm] [A7] [Dm]
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. [G7] [C]

When we finally kiss good night, [G]
How I'll hate going out in the storm; [Am7] [D7] [G]
But if you really hold me tight, [G]
All the way home I'll be warm. [A7] [F7] [G7]

The fire is slowly dying, [C] [G7] [C]
And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing, [C] [F] [G7]
But as long as you love me so. [Dm] [A7] [DGm]
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. [G7] [C]

HOLY NIGHT

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining; [C] [F] [C]
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth. [C] [G] [C]
Long lay the world in sin and error pining, [C] [F] [C] [C7]
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth. [Em] [B7] [Em]
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices, [G7] [C]
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. [G7] [C]
Fall on your knees, [Am] [Em]
Oh, hear the angel voices! [Dm] [Am]
O night divine, [C] [G7] [C] [F]
O night when Christ was born! [C] [G7] [C]
O night, O holy night, O night divine! [G] [G7] [C] [Dm] [C] [G7] [C]





 
ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Rockin' around the Christmas tree [C]
At the Christmas party hop [G7]
Mistletoe hung where you can see [Dm7] [G7] [Dm7] [G7]
Ev'ry couple wants to stop. [G7] [C]

Rockin' around the Christmas tree [C]
Let the Christmas spirit ring [G7]
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie [Dm7] [G7] [Dm7] [G7]
And we'll do some caroling. [G7] [C]

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear [F] [Em]
voices singing, "Let's be Jolly; [Am] [Am+7] [Am7]
Deck the halls with boughs of holly." [D7] [G7]

Rockin' around the Christmas tree [C]
Have a happy holiday. [G7]
Ev'ryone dancing merrily [Dm7] [G7] [Dm7] [G7]
In the new old-fashioned way. [G7] [Dm7] [G7] [C]

SILENT NIGHT

{c:suggest capo III}

Silent night! Holy night! [G]
All is calm, all is bright [D7] [G]
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child [C] [G]
Holy Infant so tender and mild [C] [G]
Sleep in heavenly peace, [D7] [Em] [Em/C#]
sleep in heavenly peace. [G] [D7] [G]

Silent night! Holy night!, Shepherds quake at the sight, Glories stream 
from Heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia; 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.
TENNESSEE CHRISTMAS

Come on, weatherman, [D] [Bm]
give us a forecast snowy white [C] [A]
Can't you hear the prayers [D] [Bm]
of every childlike heart tonight [C] [A]
Rockies are callin', Denver snow fallin' [G] [D]
Somebody said it's four feet deep [A] [D]
But it doesn't matter, give me the laughter [G] [D]
I'm gonna choose to keep... [A] [A7]

Another tender Tennessee Christmas [D] [G]
The only Christmas for me [A] [D]
Where the love circles around us [Bm] [Em7]
Like the gifts around our tree [G] [A]
Well, I know there's more snow up in Colorado [D] [F#m]
Than my roof will ever see [Am7] [G]
But a tender Tennessee Christmas [G] [A] [D]
is the only Christmas for me. [G] [A] [D]

Every now and then I get a wandering urge to see [D] [Bm] [C] [A]
Maybe California, maybe Tinsel Town's for me [D] [Bm] [C] [A]
There's a parade there, we'd have it made there [G] [D]
Bring home a tan for New Year's Eve [A] [D]
Sure sounds inviting, awfully exciting [G] [D]
Still I think I'm gonna keep... [A] [A7]

Another tender Tennessee Christmas [D] [G]
The only Christmas for me [A] [D]
Where the love circles around us [Bm] [Em7]
Like the gifts around our tree [G] [A]
Well, they say in L.A. it's a warm holiday [D] [F#m]
It's the only place to be [Am7] [G]
But a tender Tennessee Christmas [G] [A] [D]
is the only Christmas for me. [G] [A] [D]





WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

We wish you a merry Christmas [G] [C]
We wish you a merry Christmas [A7] [D7]
We wish you a merry Christmas [B7] [Em]
And a Happy New Year [C] [D7] [G]

Good tidings to you [C] [D]
Wherever you are [A9] [D]
Good tidings for Christmas [G]
And a Happy New Year [Am] [D7] [G]
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding... and a cup of good cheer.
We won't go until we get some... so bring some out here.
We wish you a merry Christmas... and a Happy New Year



WHITE CHRISTMAS

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas [G] [Am7] [D7]
Just like the ones I used to know [C] [D7] [G] [D7]
Where the tree-tops glisten [G] [G7]
And children listen [C] [Cm7]
to hear sleigh-bells in the snow [G] [Am7] [D7]

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas [G] [Am7] [D7]
With every Christmas card I write [C] [D7] [G] [D7]
May your days be merry and bright [G] [Gmaj7] [G7] [C] [Cmaj7] [Cm7]
And may all your Christmases be white [G] [D7][G]


 
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

You know Dasher and Dancer [Fmaj7] [Em7]
And Prancer and Vixen, [Dm7] [Cmaj7]
Comet and Cupid [Fmaj7] [Em7]
And Donner and Blitzen. [Dm7] [Cmaj7]
But do you recall [Am] [E7] [Am]
The most famous reindeer of all? [D9] [G4] [G7]

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer) [C]
Had a very shiny nose (like a light bulb) [C] [G7]
And if you ever saw it (saw it) [G7]
You would even say it glows (like a flash light) [C]
All of the other reindeer (reindeer) [C]
Used to laugh and call him names [C] [G7] (like Pinochio)
They wouldn't let poor Rudolph (Rudolph) [G7]
Play in any reindeer games (like Monopoly) [G7] [C]

Then one foggy Christmas Eve [F] [Em7] [A7]
Santa came to say (Ho Ho Ho) [Dm7] [G7] [C]
Rudolph with your nose so bright [G7] [Em]
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight? [Am7] [D7] [Dm7] [G7]
Then all the reindeer loved him (loved him) [C]
And they shouted out with glee (yippee) [C] [G7]
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer) [G7]
You'll go down in history (like Columbus) [G7] [C]


 
SILVER BELLS

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks [C] [Em]
Dressed in Holiday style [F]
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas [G7] [Dm7] [G7] [C]
Children laughing, people passing [C] [Em]
Meeting smile after smile [F]
And on every street corner you hear [G7] [C]
Silver bells, silver bells [C] [F]
It's Christmas-time in the city [G] [D7] [G7] [C] [G] [/a] [/b]
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring [C] [F]
Soon it will be Christmas day [G] [D7] [G7] [C] [G7]

Strings of street lights, even stop lights [C] [Em]
Blink a bright red and green [F]
As the shoppers run home with their treasures [G7] [Dm7] [C]
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch [C] [Em]
This is Santa's big scene [F]
And above all the bustle you hear... [G7] [C]
Silver bells, silver bells [C] [F]
It's Christmas-time in the city [G] [D7] [G7] [C] [G] [/a] [/b]
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring [C] [F]
Soon it will be Christmas day [G] [D7] [G7] [C] [G7]