It’s the time of year for holiday parties and pumpkin-spiced everything! There are so many popular and well-known Christmas Carols, so we decided to share two originals by members. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
First up, this delightful original by member Stacey Peasley
Under the Tree
I’m making up my Christmas list Don’t think there’s one thing I’ve missed I’ve been having a stellar year Christmas morning I’m in the clear But I’m writing to you with some concern A few time outs my brother has earned You know I think he’s had his lesson learned So please give him another chance
Santa, don’t forget about my brother
Event though he can be naughty
He deserves some presents under the tree
And lately, I know he likes to act silly
But now the weather getting chilly
He knows you’re coming down the chimney
Yes, he wrote on mommy’s wall
And the cookies he ate them all
He flushed her earrings down the drain
And he can drive us all insane
But he’s never mean and he’s never cruel
His teachers love him when he’s at school
He always follows all the rules
So please give him another chance
I couldn’t bear to see his face on Christmas morning
And I couldn’t bear to hear him cry
So Santa won’t you please
Listen to my plea
He’s my baby brother and he’s so special to me
Holiday Time Words & Music: Pam Donkin & Greta Pedersen
It’s Holiday Time, Holiday Time, Hannukah and Christmas, Holiday Time A wonderful time, Holiday Time, Hannukah and Christmas, Holiday Time.
Some people light a mennorah, with candles burning bright. The first night lighting only one, and then one more each night. For eight nights they gather, and presents are exchanged, Celebrating miracles with songs and dreidl games.
Christmas Day is always the same day every year, To celebrate the birthday of one who’s loved so dear. All around the Christmas tree, carols are sung. Hearts are filled with peace and joy, and love for everyone.
Latkes and candles; gifts and Christmas trees, Make my December memories. Hannukah, Christmas, whichever the one, Holidays are filled with laughter, and (fun).
(Last time through the Refrain, you can sing it as a modified round: the second voice has a slight change of melody on the second and fourth lines.)
© 1987 Pam Donkin & Greta Pedersen. All Rights Reserved.
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