DECEMBER SONG BOOK

songs are in abc order under the following titles

 All I Want for Xmas is You

I Want a Hippo

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bells

Kindness

Let it Snow

Mamacita

Matunda ya Kwanzaa

Rudolph

Santa Claus (is Coming to Town)

Someday at Christmas

The Christmas Song

Two Front Teeth

We Are the World

Let It Go

Underneath the Tree

 

All I Want for Christmas is You

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
And I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas Is you

repeat, then "All I Want for Christmas is You" three times at the end

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Gayla Peevey

 

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinkey tinker toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use a dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door
That's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy, what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinosauruses
I only likes hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me, too

ba drum, ba dum, ba dum.....

Mom says a hippo, would eat me up but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

 

ba drum, ba dum, ba dum.....

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

 

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy, what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, or rhinosauruseses
I only likes hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me, too

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air

What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet

That's the jingle bell,

That's the jingle bell,

That's the jingle bell rock.

Ya da da, da da da....

What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away (rock the night away)
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh
Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock

Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet
That's the jingle bell
That's the jingle bell
That's the jingle bell (rock)

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you in your classroom,
He knows when homework's done,
He knows if you help out at home,

Do your chores, then have some fun, OH..
 

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town.

whistle

He sees you in your classroom,
He knows when homework's done,
He knows if you help out at home,

Do your chores, then have some fun, OH..
 

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to town.






 

Jingle Bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Through 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.

Jingle bells, jing-jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Through 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.

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,


Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh,


Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

 

Kindness

 

Kind thoughts, 

Kind words, 

Kind actions,

Make the world a nicer place.

 

Kind thoughts, 

Kind words,

Kind actions,

Can bring a smile to a sad face.

 

Wishing well,

Compliments,

Help is on the way.

 

Hope for others,

Saying “Thank you,”

Lend a hand today.

 

Kind thoughts,

Kind words, 

Kind actions,

Make the world a better place.

¿Dònde Està Santa Claus? (Where Is Santa Claus)?

Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
Donde esta Santa Claus?
And the toys that he will leave.
Mamacita, oh, where is Santa Claus?
I look for him because it's a Christmas Eve.

I know that I should be sleeping,
But maybe he's not far away,
Out of the window I'm peeping,
Hoping to see him in his sleigh.

I hope he won't forget to clack his castinet,
And to his reindeer, say,
Oh! Pancho, Oh! Vixen, Oh! Pedro, Oh! Blitzen,
Ole! Ole! Ole! Cha cha cha.

Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
Oh! Where is Santa Claus?
It's Christmas Eve.
Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
I look for him because it's Christmas Eve.

I know that I should be sleeping,
But maybe he's not far away,
Out of the window I'm peeping,
Hoping to see him in sleigh.

I hope he won't forget to crack his castinet,
And to his reindeer, say,
Oh! Pancho, Oh! Vixen, Oh! Pedro, Oh! Blitzen,
Ole! Ole! Ole! Cha cha cha.

Mamacita, donde esta Santa Claus?
Oh! Where is Santa Claus?
It's Christmas Eve.
It's Christmas Eve...

MATUNDA YA KWANZAA               

 

Matunda ya kwanza,

First Fruits in our bowl,

Matunda ya kwanza,

Fresh Food for our soul,

Family and friends,

the parts of a whole.

Matunda ya kwanzaa,

First Fruits in our bowl.

 

Jambon, Haberigani,

Hello, How are you?

In this Kwanzaa season,

A time to renew,

The bonds between people,

All of us who

Have worked to produce

The fruits that we grew.

                                        

 

 *chorus

Matunda ya kwanza,

First Fruits in our bowl,

Matunda ya kwanza,

Fresh Food for our soul,

Family and friends,

the parts of a whole.

Matunda ya kwanzaa,

First Fruits in our bowl.

“Matunda ya kwanza,”

In Swahili they say,

To celebrate the produce.

That is now on our tray,

From it’s African roots

To the San Francisco Bay.

Seven core principles,

One for each day.

Umoja, together we win.

 

Kujichagulia, with ourselves we begin,

 

Ujima, earn and share what we make,

 

Ujamaa, do our part in the give and take,

 

Nia, value your identity,

                                                              

Kuumba, create more beauty,

 

Imani, have faith in humanity.    

 

 

1, 2, 3, 4         *chorus      

Matunda ya kwanza,

First Fruits in our bowl,

Matunda ya kwanza,

Fresh Food for our soul,

Family and friends,

the parts of a whole.

Matunda ya kwanzaa,

First Fruits in our bowl.

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 fairytale 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
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
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
Frosty the snowman

Had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye
Saying don't you cry
I'll be back again some day

Thumpety thump thump
Thumpety thump thump
Look at frosty go
Thumpety thump thump
Thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

We Are the World. (U.S.A. for Africa)

There comes a time

When we heed a certain call

When the world must come together as one

There are people dying

Oh, and it's time to lend a hand

to life, the greatest gift of all

We can't go on

Pretending day-by-day

That someone, somewhere soon make a change

We're all a part of a great big family

And the truth, you know, love is all we need

We are the world

We are the children

We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving

There's a choice we're making

We're saving our own lives

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

 

When you’re down and out,

There seems no hope at all,

But if you just believe,

There’s no way we can fall.

 

Well, well, let’s realize, that change can only come,

When we stand together as one,

 

We are the world

We are the children

We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving

There's a choice we're making

We're saving our own lives

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

 

Songwriters: Michael Jackson / Lionel Richie

Let it Go


 

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight

Not a footprint to be seen.

A kingdom of isolation,

and it looks like I'm the Queen

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside

Couldn't keep it in;

Heaven knows I've tried

 

Don't let them in,

don't let them see

Be the good girl you always have to be

Conceal, don't feel,

don't let them know

Well now they know

 

Let it go, let it go

Can't hold it back anymore

 

Let it go, let it go

Turn away and slam the door

I don't care

what they're going to say

Let the storm rage on.

The cold never bothered me anyway

 

It's funny how some distance

Makes everything seem small

And the fears that once controlled me

Can't get to me at all

 

It's time to see what I can do

To test the limits and break through

No right, no wrong, no rules for me,

I'm free!

 

Let it go, let it go

I am one with the wind and sky

Let it go, let it go

You'll never see me cry

Here I stand

And here I'll stay

Let the storm rage on

 

My power flurries through the air into the ground

My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around

And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast

I'm never going back, the past is in the past

 

Let it go, let it go

And I'll rise like the break of dawn

Let it go, let it go

That perfect girl is gone

Here I stand

In the light of day

Let the storm rage on

 

The cold never bothered me anyway!



 

Underneath the Tree


 

We’re here where we should be,

Snow is falling as the carolers sing,

It just wouldn’t be the same,

Alone on Christmas Day.

 

Presents, what a beautiful sight,            

Family and friends holding us tight,

What else do we need underneath the tree?

 

Tonight we’re goin’ to have some fun,

Enjoying company underneath the tree.

Holidays would be so cold and gray

Without community underneath the tree.

 

But then, someday, we may go away, 

Then come home to be,

Underneath the tree.

 

We’re here where we should,

Snow is falling as the carolers sing,

It just wouldn’t be the same,

Alone on Christmas Day.

 

Presents, what a beautiful sight,            

Family and friends holding us tight,

What else do we need underneath the tree?

 

Tonight we’re goin’ to have some fun,

Enjoying company underneath the tree.

Holidays would be so cold and gray

Without community underneath the tree.

 

But then, someday, we may go away, 

Then come home to be,

Underneath the tree.            REPEAT UNTIL “Tonight”

Last Christmas

 

 

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, you gave it away 
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special 

Ooooo

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance, but you still catch my eye
Tell me, baby, do you recognize me?
Well, it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, you gave it away 
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special 

Ooh