Favorite Christmas Carol?


I think not
#1
Ever since I was a boy this has been my favorite;

Little Drummer Boy: Lyrics

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.
 
Curiosity
#2
ITN

That's my fav too - has been since I was a kid because the "words were so easy to say and remember"....

Some Christmas Carols have huge Olde English words which get translated into all kinds of illogic by kids when they are memorizing stuff.... like "Cheez Whiz Loves Me" .....(which isn't a carol but an example)...
 
mapleleafgirl
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by I think notView Post

Ever since I was a boy this has been my favorite;

Little Drummer Boy: Lyrics
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gees, i like christmas carols allot actually. i think my favourite would have to be joy to the world..thats pretty cool.
 
Kreskin
#4
My favorite is O' Holy Night.
 
sanctus
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

My favorite is O' Holy Night.


Oh, I love that one too. But for me it is equal to "Silent Night"
 
CDNBear
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

My favorite is O' Holy Night.

Quote: Originally Posted by sanctusView Post

Oh, I love that one too. But for me it is equal to "Silent Night"

Ditto
 
Sassylassie
#7
My favorite is Here the bells Ring by Rita McNeil, I also love Silent Night. The words to "Take this job and shove it" have been rolling around in my head all morning.
 
#juan
#8


"Silver Bells"


City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling like Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights
Even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch
See the kids bunch
This is Santa's big scene
And above all the bustle you hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day


 
Kreskin
#9
Michael Crawford doing O' Holy Night.

www.ivf.ca/OHolyNight-Michael Crawford.mp3 (external - login to view)
 
TenPenny
#10
You can't beat this old favorite
(Shows your age if you know/understand it)

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!
Don't we know archaic barrel,
Lullaby Lilla boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker n' too-da-loo!
Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon,
Willy, folly go through!

Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloup, 'lope with you!
Chollie's collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo!
 
Curiosity
#11
iwvpa.net/marksm/a_soldie.php (external - login to view)

This isn't a carol but a pretty neat poem thought I would share it here

A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
my daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep
in perfect contentment, or so it would seem.
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eye when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
and I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts,
to the window that danced with a warm fire's light
then he sighed and he said "It's really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night"
"Its my duty to stand at the front of the line,
that separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"
then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red white and blue... an American flag.
"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home,
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat,
I can carry the weight of killing another
or lay down my life with my sisters and brothers
who stand at the front against any and all,
to insure for all time that this flag will not fall."
"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone.
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
to know you remember we fought and we bled
is payment enough, and with that we will trust.
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."
December 7, 2000 by Michael Marks

Author's Note: A Soldier's Christmas was the first in this series of patriotic writings, drafted on Pearl Harbor Day 2000 when in the wake of the 2000 Presidential Election our nation saw the right of US Armed Forces personnel openly questioned and debated. I felt it unconscionable that at the onset of the Christmas season, those serving to defend our nation would hear anything but our love and support. It is our challenge to stand for their rights at home while they stand for our lives and safety overseas. This poem went out and quickly spread around the world in emails, letters, magazines. I received letters from Marines in Bosnia, soldiers in Okinawa, from a submariner who xeroxed a copy for everyone on his sub. Moms wrote, dads, brothers and sisters. I have saved and cherish every letter and set out to continue writing throughout the year.
 
ol' dawg
#12
I've always been somewhat partial to:

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
but as for me and grandpa we believe.

She'd been drinking too much eggnog,
and we begged her not to go.
But she forgot her medication, and she
staggered out the door into the snow.

When we found her Christmas morning,
at the scene of the attack,
she had hoof-prints on her forehead,
and incriminating Claus marks on her back.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
but as for me and grandpa we believe.

Now we're all so proud of grandpa,
He's been taking this so well.
See him in there watching football,
drinking root beer and
playing cards with Cousin Mel.

It's not Christmas without Grandma,
All the family's dressed in black
and we just can't help but wonder:
Should we open up her gifts,
or send them back?
Send them back!!

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
but as for me and grandpa we believe.

Now the goose is on the table
and the pudding made of fig
and the blue and silver candles
that would just have matched
the hair on grandma's wig.

I've warned all my
friends and neighbors
better watch out for yourselves,
they should never give a license
to a man who drives a sleigh
and plays with elves.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
but as for me and grandpa we believe.
 
Dalreg
#13
It has to be Snoopy's Christmas.

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/snoopys.htm

The news had come out in the First World War
The bloody Red Baron was flying once more

The Allied command ignored all of its men
And called on Snoopy to do it again.........
 
Hotshot
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by ol' dawgView Post

I've always been somewhat partial to:

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.

LOL thats a good one!

On a serious note, I like The Little Drummer Boy
 
Orpheus76
#15
I have no idea what song it is, but I really like the song that starts off Die Hard "the weather outside is frightful..."
I love that song. Makes me wanna kick some terrorist *** and be closer with my family.
 
I think not
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheus76View Post

I have no idea what song it is, but I really like the song that starts off Die Hard "the weather outside is frightful..."
I love that song. Makes me wanna kick some terrorist *** and be closer with my family.

Let it Snow
 
mapleleafgirl
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by DalregView Post

It has to be Snoopy's Christmas.

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/snoopys.htm

The news had come out in the First World War
The bloody Red Baron was flying once more

The Allied command ignored all of its men
And called on Snoopy to do it again.........

but thats not a christmas carol?!
 
Orpheus76
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by I think notView Post

Let it Snow

Ha!
I guess the bloody chorus should have been a clue eh?
Thanks for that!
 
Dalreg
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by mapleleafgirlView Post

but thats not a christmas carol?!

It has Christmas right in the name so I'm sure it applies.

If you don't like that one how about White Trash Christmas.
www.extremefunnypictures.com/funnypic662.htm (external - login to view)
 
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